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Sponsorship Opportunities

2022 Black Hills Playhouse Season 76

A Real Ball!

The Black Hills Playhouse has an audience for you!

We bring lights, action, and curtain calls to our theatre in Custer State Park.  Our loyal patrons notice and appreciate the sponsors and advertisers in our Playbill, on our website, and in the pre-show announcements.  Expand your business support with a sponsor package that meets your needs.

BHP Campus Season Sponsorships Levels & Benefits

Your Royal Highness $5,000+

12 Complimentary Tickets valued at $370   ☼   ½ page BHP Playbill ad valued at $1100  ☼   Pre-curtain thank you s at 59 performances    ☼   Social media shout outs to 6,5000+ followers     ☼    *Option to purchase pre-show olio (musical theatre style ad performed liven)   ☼  Sponsor designation in the Playbill with a business write-up   ☼   Logo on front page website banner   ☼ Business name on all posters distributed throughout the Black Hills

*Only businesses sponsoring at the Your Royal Highness and Heir To The Throne levels are eligible to purchase a $1500 olio.

Heir To The Throne $4000+

8 Complimentary tickets valued at $296   ☼   ½ page BHP Playbill ad valued at $1100   ☼ Precurtain thank you at 59 performances   ☼   Social media shout outs to 6,500+ followers  ☼  *Option to purchase pre-show olio (musical theatre style ad performed live)    ☼   Sponsor designation in the Playbill with a business write-up ☼   Logo on front page website banner

 

Prime Minister $3000+ 

6 Complimentary Tickets valued at $222    ☼   1/ 4 page BHP Playbill ad valued at $750       Pre-curtain thank you at 59 performances   ☼   Social media shout outs to 6,500 followers      Sponsor designation in the Playbill with a business write up   ☼   Logo on front page website banner

 

Knight $2000+

4 Complimentary tickets valued at $148   ☼    Sponsor designation in the Playbill    ☼  Pre-curtain thank you at 59 performances   ☼   Sponsor designation in the Playbill with a business write up   ☼   Logo on website front page banner

 

Steward $1000+ 

2 Complimentary tickets valued at $74   ☼   Sponsor designation in the Playbill and on the BHP Website with a business write up   ☼   Guided tour of the BHP campus for up to 8 guests

 

**These deals are available to our service and product donors too. Ask about BHP benefits for your donation with Development Director, Jeff Kingsbury. 
 

 

Education Program Sponsors 

 

Dakota Players Tours - Two professional teaching artists guide youth through invigorating sessions in schools and communities across South Dakota. Themes can be tailored to meet the needs of the community or sponsor. The residencies are inclusive and fun for all students.
Dakota Players Sponsorship-$1,000 through $5,000 (benefits match BHP sponsor levels)

 

BHP Jr.  Summer Camps - Dramatic arts education for 5th - 7th, and 8th - 12th-grade students. Taught at the Placerville Camp in the Black Hills. Education sponsors will receive recognition on our website and in the Playhouse Playbill. A sleep-away summer camp experience, with trips to the Playhouse. The young actors and support team present a complete show for family and friends at the end of the camp.

Tuition sponsors $500, send a child who would not have access to camp for a week
Bus Sponsor $1500, takes kids to the Playhouse and back to camp twice during the week.
T-Shirt Sponsor $1500, colorful t-shirts for all campers and staff with your logo on the t-shirt

 

The Expanding Stage Dakotabilities and LifeScape
Participants' choices are integral in this groundbreaking theatre education program which provides performance and communication opportunities for people of all abilities. BHP teaching artists are transforming lives through theatre programs inclusive of people with disabilities.
Supply sponsor $300- $500  level for personalized performance supplies.
Rehearsal sponsor $400 - $600 level- Needs for participation vary and require staff support. 

Performance sponsor $800 - $1000- Performances include movement, music, and theatre – all of which are adapted to meet the needs of each participant.
 

Virtual Residency Camps

Your business name will appear as a sponsor before all class activities. Education sponsors will receive recognition on our website and in the Playhouse Playbill. 

  • Dynamic, fun, and challenging activities which help kids learn in new ways

  • Multiple grades and age groups may participate in sessions that encourage creative thinking, teamwork and promote communication skills.  

  • Flexible scheduling and customizable options to fit the needs of the community or sponsor

  • Programs can be tailored to meet the needs of students in communities of all sizes

  • Entirely online with artist touchpoint meetings over video call

  • Circus Circus and Oceti Sakowin Lakota culture camps

Zoom Away Support Level $500 -$1000 Support for these new Covid resistant camps.

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: $1100

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, services to for the Playhouse

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