Support & Sponsorship

We are proud to work with the following people and thank them for their generous support of our work, both on and off stage.

Winter 2018 Principal Sponsors

Winter 2018 Performance Sponsors

Bennewith & Co Saturday 3 February
Roffe Swayne Wednesday 7 February
HJP Financial Friday 9 February
Surrey Chambers of Commerce Monday 12 February
abi Accountants  Tuesday 13 February
Project 5 Tuesday 20 February
Wilkins Kennedy Thursday 22 February
 
GSC also gratefully acknowledges the support of the following Trusts and Foundations who, over the last 12 years have helped make our work possible: High Sheriff of Surrey Youth Awards, Community Foundation for Surrey, 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

What does sponsorship mean to GSC?

Each 'main house' season costs £100,000-£140,000. Around 75% of this is met in earned income. Currently GSC only receives a small proportion of public funding on a project related basis, which is never guaranteed.

As an unsubsidised charity we rely on the generous support of our business sponsors and donors who help us make up the shortfall each season. With their help we can continue inspiring and nurturing more of the artists and audiences of tomorrow.

In return, a relationship with one of Guildford's best-loved arts organisations, will ensure you, your services and your clients are placed centre stage:

- an exceptional opportunity to support the local community, its economy and cultural well-being

- distinctive exposure in Guildford and the surrounding area

- a uniquely memorable way to entertain existing/prospective clients, or a great way to reward staff

- access to 4600 (ave.) captive audience members every season, and over 4000 on Social Media

- ensuring GSC continues creating exciting and challenging theatre for everyone

“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

Our Performance and Principal Sponsorship options are below, but if you would like something more BESPOKE or EXCLUSIVE contact our Co-Founder Matt Pinches on 07971 234141.


PRINCIPAL SPONSORS 

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

"It’s a privilege to work with such a dynamic, forward-thinking theatre company. Matt, Sarah and the GSC team deliver theatre at it’s very best – unique, visceral, stylish, engaging  and always with an eye to providing their sponsors and partners with a fabulous opportunity to entertain clients with something just that little different." Martin Barrett, Managing Director, realm

£2750 per season (discounts for multiple seasons)

Publicising your support:

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

  • 40,000 quality flyers (30,000 distributed by Royal Mail to homes in Guildford and Godalming)
  • 200 posters (A0 – A4, including GBC banner board sites in town centre)
  • 12ft PVC banners at prominent sites around the borough
  • 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
  • Signed poster from the cast to display at your offices, promoting your involvement
  • 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 (all on one night, across 2 nights...)
  • 30 Souvenir programmes.
  • 30 complimentary cushions
  • 10% discount on further ticket purchases for the production.
  • Invitations to Press Night and the post-show reception

PERFORMANCE SPONSORS

"The performance was FANTASTIC. The comments from our guests afterwards were all very positive and they all agreed it was very different to the usual corporate entertaining and would stay in their memories for some time."  John Barlow, Corporate Development Exec. Jelf Group PLC

One of the most popular ways to support GSC.

Performance sponsorship links you to a specific GSC performance during a season, and is a great way to entertain current or prospective clients or reward staff with a very unique experience. Some sponsors support up to 3 performances across the year, whilst others chose to donate their hospitality package to a charity or school. We're completely flexible and are committed to making your support work for you.

Publicising your support:

  • 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 acknowledgement in our Souvenir Programme and on our website, with link
  • Signed poster from the cast to display at your offices, promoting your involvement
  • 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.
  • Where possible you will have designated area for you and your guests before the show and during the interval
  • Pair of Press Night Performance & Reception invitations
  • 10 complimentary cushions

£595 sponsor 1 performance - £1000 sponsor 2 performances - £1495 sponsor 3 performances

WHY SUPPORT GSC?

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR PACKAGE

PERFORMANCE SPONSOR PACKAGE

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


Our Cultural Impact in 2017

13,194 audience members

4000 children & adults attended workshops & events

880 primary school pupils saw our Romeo & Juliet tour, with Delight

340 volunteer opportunities

154 average audience size per performance (main shows)

119 jobs created

110 live performances made in Guildford

92 in-school workshops delivered

34 schools visited

2 awards


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