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We are very proud to work with the following people and thank them for their amazing generosity and vision in supporting our work, both on and off stage.


Winter 2018 Principal Sponsors



Winter 2018 Performance Sponsors

Roffe Swayne Wednesday 7 February
Project 5 Tuesday 20 February
Wilkins Kennedy Thursday 22 February
Bennewith & Co TBC
Surrey Chambers of Commerce TBC


GSC also gratefully acknowledges the support of the following Trusts and Foundations who, over the last 11 years have helped make our work possible:

The Garrick Trust

Christian Beck Community Fund

The Ratzke Family via The Wrentham Trust 

Hazelhurst Trust

The Foyle Foundation

The Eagle Radio Charitable Trust

Garfield Weston Foundation

Surrey County Council Local Committee

The Rowan Bentall Trust
The Foundation for Sports and the Arts

SC Johnson Wax


To find out how you can benefit from supporting GSC visit the Sponsor GSC tab above or for more information please contact Matt Pinches on 07971 234141 or email us

Why Sponsor GSC?

"There are few local producing companies working at the scale of GSC"

Arts Council England

King Lear 2015. Photo Steve Porter

2016 in Numbers... Our Cultural Impact in our 10th Anniversary Year

17,199   audience members

3780      children & adults attended workshops and events

880        primary school children saw our Macbeth tour, with Delight

472        in-house classes delivered

340        volunteer opportunities created

144        average audience size per performance

116        jobs created for artists

105        live professional performances made in Guildford

75          in-school workshops delivered

What does your sponsorship mean to GSC?

Currently GSC only receives public funding on a project related basis. As an unsubsidised charity we rely on the vision and generosity of our business sponsors and donors who help us make up the shortfall each year. With your help we can continue to inspire and nurture more of the audiences of tomorrow.

In return, a relationship with our high-profile events gives you:

  • an exceptional opportunity to support the local community, its economy and cultural well-being
  • distinctive exposure in Guildford and the surrounding area
  • a unique way to entertain existing/prospective clients, or a great way to reward staff
  • access to 5000 captive audience members every season, and 4000 on Social Media
  • ...and you'll be helping to ensure GSC continues creating exciting and challenging theatre for everyone

...but don't just take our word for it read our Testimonials

“Creative and easy to work with - and always amazing results. Their productions are an asset to Guildford and one of our gems in terms of a visitor attraction. Diana Roberts, Tourism Marketing & Development Mgr. Guildford Borough Council

Performance Sponsor

"GSC are one of the reasons I love living in Guildford"

Audience Member (2013)

A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2017. Photo: GSC

The simplest and most cost-effective way to help us continue to develop our work is to become a Performance Sponsor.

Your generous support will be linked to a specific GSC performance, and in return you'll receive:

Publicising your support:

  • A ¼ page advert in our glossy 20-page B5 Souvenir Programme (option of 10% discount on larger advert)
  • Signage (or your own banner-stand) at the performance
  • Line acknowledgment in our Souvenir Programme and on our website, with link
  • Photos and copy for your Annual Report, available on request

Hospitality for staff & clients:

  • 10 reserved tickets & souvenir programmes, with a 10% discount on further ticket purchases.
  • Pair of Press Night Performance & Reception invitations, where you can meet the cast
  • 10 complimentary cushions

£595 sponsor 1 performance in 2017

£1000 sponsor 2 performances in 2017

£1495 sponsor 3 performances in 2017

To discuss your preferred performance to sponsor, or if you have any questions, please call Matt Pinches on 07971 234141, or email us.

Principal Sponsor

"A beacon for the Arts"

Brian Blessed

Julius Caesar, 2017 Photo: GSC

A higher profile, more integrated sponsorship option, delivering distinctive coverage over a 4 month period.

Publicising your support:

Your logo will be prominently positioned on all print publicity as ‘Principal Sponsor’, including:

• 70,000 quality flyers (60,000 distributed by Royal Mail to homes in Guildford and Godalming)
• 200 posters (A0 – A4, including 5 x GBC banner board sites in town centre)
• 4 x 12ft PVC banners
• 15x3 advert with your logo in Surrey Advertiser (readership 116,500 per week)
• Full-page advert with your logo in Yvonne Arnaud Theatre brochure (seen by 38,000 people)*
• All Press Releases and e-shots to the mailing list (4000+ addresses)
• Your banner stand or GSC A-board, displayed prominently at every performance
• A full-page advert in our glossy B5 Souvenir Programme
• Your logo and web-link from our Current Season page to your web site

*subject to timing

Hospitality benefits

• 30 ‘best in the house’ tickets, reserved for you to use as you wish.
• 30 Souvenir programmes.
• 30 complimentary cushions
• 10% discount on further ticket purchases for the production.

Principal Sponsorship £2750

To discuss your Principal Sponsorship, or if you have any questions, please call Matt Pinches on 07971 234141, or email us

NB If you would like exclusivity of the Summer Season please contact us to discuss a preferential package