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Season 78: Farce. Fins. Fans. Forensics

Black Hills Playhouse Season Sponsorships Levels & Benefits

The Black Hills Playhouse has an audience for you! We bring lights, action, and curtain calls in Custer State Park.  Our loyal patrons notice and appreciate the sponsors and advertisers in our Playbill,  website,  social media, and the pre-show announcements. Increase awareness and visibility of your business with a sponsor package and support South Dakota’s Premiere Regional Theatre!


It takes over $650,000 to produce a season at the Black Hills Playhouse. Season Sponsorships help pay artists’ salaries and purchase food, royalties, and production supplies to build costumes and sets. They also fund programs like Kids Go Free, tickets for BHP Jr. Campers, and pay-as-you-can performances.


$5,000 Season Sponsor

16 Complimentary Tickets valued at $624   ☼   ½ page BHP Playbill ad valued at $1100 ☼   Listing on banner at the entrance of the theater ☼  Sponsor designation in the Playbill with a business write-up   ☼  Logo on front page banner of bhp website   ☼  Guided Behind-the-Scenes tour of the BHP campus for up to 8 guests if requested ☼  Olio (live advertisement during pre-show of one production run) -- only available to first 4 companies to sign season sponsor contracts.

$2500 Title Sponsorship for Show

4 Complimentary tickets valued at $156  ☼  1/4 page BHP Playbill ad valued at $800  ☼  Sponsor designation in the Playbill and on BHP Website   ☼  Pre-curtain thank you during the run of the sho☼   


$2500 Guest Artist Sponsor

4 Complimentary tickets valued at $156   ☼ 1/4 page BHP Playbill ad at $800 ☼   Sponsor designation in the Playbill and on BHP Website   ☼  Pre-curtain thank you's during the run of the show

These deals may also be available for our trade service and product donors.



BHP Education Program Sponsors 

EDUCATION TITLE SPONSOR $6.500+: logo on touring show programs and camp t-shirts, 1/2 page ad valued at $1100, 16 tickets, website valued at $624, and playbill recognition. Satisfaction that high-quality arts programs go to communities large and small across South Dakota.


EDUCATION INNOVATOR $5,000+  Your logo on touring show and expanding stage programs and camp t-shirts, 1/4 page ad valued $800, recognition on our website, in the Playbill, and 8 tickets to the Black Hills valued at $312 at  Playhouse


EDUCATION LEADER $3,000+:   4 tickets to the Black Hills Playhouse valued at $312, logo on touring show programs. 1/8th page ad valued at $500, Recognition on website, in education programs, and season playbill. Provides essential program development funding for statewide youth programs of the Black Hills Playhouse

EDUCATION CONTRIBUTOR $1,500+:   2 tickets to the Black Hills Playhouse valued at $78, Recognition on website, education performance programs, and season Playbill as education sponsor.


Sponsorships support the following programs:


Dakota Players Tours - Two professional actor/directors guide youth through invigorating sessions in schools and communities across South Dakota. These week-long residencies work with up to 55 students to rehearse and perform a musical with lights, sound, set, and costumes! In addition, workshops can be tailored to meet the needs of the community or sponsor. These dynamic arts experiences are inclusive and fun for all students.


Oceti Sakowin + Dakota Players Theatre Experience

Dynamic, fun, and challenging theatre activities that engage multiple grades and age groups in sessions designed to encourage creative thinking, teamwork and promote communication skills.  

BHP Jr.  Summer Camps - Performing arts education for 5th - 8th, and 8th - 12th-grade students taught at beautiful Placerville Camp in the Black Hills. Kids from across the region attend this sleep-away summer camp. At the end of a glorious week,  young actors present a show for family and friends.   


The Expanding Stage 

Taking theatre to new stages so people of all abilities can experience the joy and transformative power of the arts is the goal of this program.  Participants' choices are integral in these groundbreaking theatre education programs which provide performance and communication opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. BHP teaching artists guide theatre classes that lead to performances for friends and families in partnership with organization such as DakotAbilities and the LifeScape Center for the Arts.

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2024 Playbill Advertising 

Sizes & Specs 


Download a pdf of pricing, sizes and specs HERE

Other Types of Support

Matching Gifts

Donations designed to inspire donors to match funds

In-Kind Gifts

Donations of advertising, architectural design, graphic design, and services to the Playhouse

Trade Agreements

Exchanges of tickets, advertising, or site rental for services  needed by the Playhouse

Community Service Projects

Volunteer clean-up day, physical plant work days on specific projects, help with fundraising 

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