Sponsorship & Advertising Oppotunities

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Support arts programs. Elevate your brand and bring it to life. Make a tangible difference in the lives of people in our local Black Hills communities.

 

BHP PROGRAMS​

Professional live theatre performances in Custer State Park from June through August, Four shows, 65+ performances, over 17,000 admissions annually ​

Kids Go Free to the BHP on special nights where 2 kids ages 18 and under can attend free with each paid adult​

Performing Arts Camps for kids entering grades 5 - 7 and 8 - 12. Sleep-away camps focused on traditional outdoor camp activities + performing arts held at Placerville Camp in the Black Hills​

Dakota Players Children’s Touring Theatre brings one-week theatre residencies and workshops to 40+ locations across South Dakota each year, igniting the imagination and creativity of 1600+ kids in grades K-12​

BHP Arts + Health Initiatives programs designed to be inclusive of adults and children with disabilities, people with alternative learning styles, and people in healthcare settings (assisted living, nursing homes, day programs, and hospitals).​​

What your investment makes possible

  • Provides workforce development for creative professionals and emerging artists 

  • Keeps ticket prices affordable for local patrons (80% of BHP patrons are local to the Black Hills)

  • Supports original set, costume, sound, and lighting designs by artists and materials to build them

  • Drives cultural tourism which draws people to the Black Hills

  • Supports kids and helps them become creative and empowered people

  • Our programs help people become more confident public speakers

  • Educates and inspires the next generation of artists

  • Provides healthy activities for kids and adults, inclusive of those with disabilities

Here's how it works​

PICK A LEVEL: SEASON SPONSORSHIP Supports performances in Custer State Park

  • EXECUTIVE PRODUCER $5,000+ 

    • 10 comp tickets valued at $350 • 1/2 page playbill ad valued at $900 • pre-show thank yous • social media shout outs to over 6,000 followers • olio (a fun & short song written for your business that is performed before each show during one production) • sponsor designation in the playbill and BHP website • Logo featured on TV advertisement for one show

  • PRODUCER $4,000+

    • 8 comp tickets valued at $280 • 1/2 page playbill ad valued at $900 • sponsor designation in the playbill and on BHP website • social media shout outs to over 6,000 followers

  • DIRECTOR $3000+ 

    • 6 comp tickets valued at $210 • 1/4 page playbill ad valued at $700 • sponsor designation in the playbill and on BHP website

  • LEADING ROLE $2000+

    • 4 comp tickets valued at $140, sponsor designation in the playbill and on BHP website

  • SUPPORTING ROLE $1,000+ 

    • 2 comp tickets valued at $70, sponsor designation in the playbill and on BHP website

 

PICK A LEVEL: YOUTH THEATRE Your investment will support programs that benefit over 1600 young people in residencies, 6000 audience members at schools and communities across South Dakota, and 150 kids at performing arts camps. 

 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER $5,000+, PRODUCER $4,000+, DIRECTOR $3000, LEADING ROLE $2,000, SUPPORTING ROLE $1,000 (benefits same as listed above in season sponsorships)

  • Benefits are the same as listed above in season sponsorship plus

    • Sponsors are featured on play programs at 40+ community performances

 

​PICK A LEVEL: ARTS & HEALTH THEATRE INITIATIVES  Your investment will support programs for adults and children with disabilities, people with alternative learning styles, and people in healthcare settings (assisted living, nursing homes, day programs, hospitals). 

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR $5000+, PRODUCER $4,000+, DIRECTOR $3,000, LEADING ROLE $2,000, SUPPORTING ROLE $1,000 (benefits same as listed above in season sponsorships)

PICK A PROJECT: $999 & under opportunities

Send-a-Kid to camp (helps defray expenses for low-income families.……………………………………………$500

Camp T-Shirts -  Sponsor logo on all t-shirts for kids at one summer arts camp..…………………..…......$750            

Camp Bus - Funds transportation to BHP from ………………………………………………... ……......................$900  

Kids Go Free - Kids go free on select nights over 500 kids went free in 2019………………………………...$999

 

We are sincerely grateful to all of our sponsors and advertisers who support professional theatre in any amount. Contact:  Darla Drew Lerdal, Development Operations Manager, darla@blackhillsplayhouse.com / (605) 341-5940

Advertise With Us

Place a full-color ad in the magazine-sized Playbill that is distributed both at all live performances and digitally online to our database of over 20,000 patrons

  • Elevate your brand by showing support for the arts

  • Promote cultural tourism in the Black Hills and draw visitors and locals to your business

 

AD SIZES / PRICES

Ads due April 1 -- send high quality, professional PDF or PNG to darla@blackhillsplayhouse.com

 

Full Page: $1,500

7" wide x 9,525" high

 

Half Page: $900

7" wide x 4.625" high

 

1/4 Vertical Page: $700

3.3125" wide x 5.625" high

 

1/8 Horizontal Page: $500

3.3125" wide x 2.2125" high

Advertising Insertion Order Form: Download Link

Contact:  Darla Drew Lerdal, Development Operations Manager, darla@blackhillsplayhouse.com / (605) 341-5940

Other Types of Support

Matching Gifts

Donations designed to inspire donors to match funds

In-Kind Gifts

Donations of advertising, architectural design, graphic design, 

Trade Agreements

Exchanges of tickets 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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The Black Hills Playhouse, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to deliver exceptional theatre programs that engage diverse people and strengthen South Dakota communities.

Box Office: 605.255.4141

Theatre Address:

24834 S. Playhouse Road,

Custer, SD 57730

Box Office Hours:

Tuesday - Friday

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Business Line Hours:

Monday- Friday

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Production Photos: Russell Jensen of Sage Studios

BHP Campus Photos: Colleen Marsh Olson

Web-banner by: Badlands Media

Ticketing System provided by Arts People

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