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We rely on the generous support of people like you to sustain our tradition of artistic excellence, and secure a bright future for our Company.

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Become a Business Sponsor 

Since its founding in 1978, Shakespeare & Company has been committed to cultural enrichment and artistic excellence, providing an exceptional and transformative theatre experience to audiences, students and actors right here in the Berkshires.

The Company’s celebrated programs of Performance, Education and Training are made possible each year through generous support from individuals, foundations and Business Sponsors like you.

There are many ways to support the organization, and we would be happy to customize a Business Sponsorship package that suits your company’s philanthropic, marketing and promotional goals.

2016 Playbill Sponsorship Information - Returning businesses

2016 Playbill Sponsorship Information - NEW businesses

Benefits of Playbill Sponsorship

  • Exposure: One of the leading Shakespeare Festivals in the Country, we anticipate an audience of 50,000+ theatre patrons annually – all audience members receive a complimentary copy of the Playbill.
  • Quality: The Season Playbill is a full-color glossy magazine filled with facts and articles, as well as artist and performance information.
  • Long Shelf Life: The Season Playbill is a keepsake that patrons use as an area resource and reference guide when planning their visits throughout the year.
  • Reach: Our discerning audiences visit from Berkshire County, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, across the country and around the world – including regional, national and international press.
  • Admission: Every Playbill Sponsor receives complimentary tickets for use as customer incentives, employee rewards, or for personal enjoyment by the owners.
  • Inclusion: You will receive 4 complimentary tickets to our annual VIP Business Friends Party and private performance – a very popular and fun night out on us!
  • Access: Selected rehearsals will be open to Playbill Sponsors, their staff or patrons throughout the season.
  • Referrals: Sponsors’ businesses will be recommended to Shakespeare & Company patrons when they purchase tickets in person and over the phone.


  • Artwork: Images must be 300dpi CMYK or greyscale and are accepted as: PDF files with all fonts embedded; InDesign files with all fonts and images included and formatted; EPS files from Illustrator or Photoshop.
  • Artwork Submissions/Questions: Contact Us
  • Reservations: Contact Us
  • Payments: Playbill Sponsorships, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox MA 01240

 Final Deadline for Artwork: April 1, 2016

Thank you for your Support of Shakespeare & Company!


Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.