ABOUT PORCHLIGHT MUSIC THEATRE

As the leader in musical theatre in Chicago, Porchlight Music Theatre has staged dozens of critically-acclaimed productions—earning growing passionate audiences. Porchlight is known for its bold, edgy and intimate musicals: every year we reach tens of thousands of people who witness the drama, the song and the dance “up close” from Chicago’s finest music theatre talent. 

As Porchlight’s reputation and acclaim grow, we continue to attract a wide-ranging, diverse audience to our community.  Now is the time to become a partner with Porchlight!

Your company’s partnership with Porchlight provides an affiliation with a recognizable Chicago brand that is synonymous with quality, excellence and innovation.  We will tailor a package to fit the specific priorities of your company.

Official Season Sponsor - $25,000 

Our Official Season Sponsor receives the entire wide range of our promotional opportunities, plus the added distinction of being recognized throughout the year as an Official Sponsor of Porchlight’s season! Your company will be recognized via:

  • Season subscription brochures (reach: 20,000+) and production postcards for each of four mainstage shows (reach: 15,000 each; 60,000 impressions)
  • Logo on Porchlight’s website home page with link to your site during the entire season
  • All season promotion materials, posters and signage, in e-newsletters promoting production, including editorial features and logo placement
  • Porchlight CTA posters at the Belmont EL Station (viewership at 175,538 per production)
  • Twelve e-blast mentions with logo & link during the year (reach: 19,000; 228,000 impressions)
  • Production program “spotlight” listing for each production (reach: 15,000+ total)
  • Ten complimentary tickets to opening night productions/reception for all season’s shows
  • Exclusive mentions on Facebook to Porchlight’s nearly 4000 followers 
  • Four ICONS Gala tickets with Title Page listing in the program and recognition from stage at event
  • Invitation for four to Porchlight Season Preview exclusive donor event

Individual Production Sponsor - $10,000

For one of the shows in our mainstage lineup, Individual Production Sponsors will be recognized via:

  • Season subscription brochures (reach: 20,000+) and production postcards (reach: 15,000)
  • Logo on Porchlight website’s home page with link to your site during the entire season
  • All season’s promotion materials, posters and lobby signage
  • Company mention in press releases
  • Porchlight CTA posters at the Belmont EL Station (viewership at 175,538 per production)
  • Six e-blasts mentions with logo during the year (reach: 6,000; 34,000 impressions)
  • Production program “spotlight” listing for each production (reach: 7,500)
  • Six complimentary tickets to opening night production/reception for sponsored production
  • Invitation for four to Porchlight Season Preview exclusive donor event
  • Four ICONS Gala tickets and advertisement in the program

Porchlight Revisits…1964 - $1,000, $3,000, $5,000

Beginning its third season, Porchlight Revisits… preseves and presents great "lost" works of musical theatre.  Utilizing Chicago’s top talent, we will present three rare musicals in three-night-only performances, each with an educational multimedia Behind the Show Backstory presentation. 

Sponsors of Porchlight Revisits… receive prominent recognition and exposure to both our Porchlight Revisits audiences and our mainstage audiences. 

For more specific Porchlight Revisits… sponsor information and donor levels, please contact us.

Company Sponsor - $2,500 - $5,000

Company Sponsors support the general and artistic operations of Porchlight Music Theatre and receive recognition via:

  • Logo on Porchlight website home page with link to your site during the entire season
  • All season’s promotion materials and signage
  • Six e-blasts mentions with logo during the year (reach: 6,000; 34,000 impressions)
  • Support listing in all season production programs (reach: 7,500)
  • Two complimentary tickets to opening night/receptions for each production of the season
  • Two ICONS Gala tickets and advertisement in the program

Official ICONS Gala and Chicago Sings Sponsors - $5,000, $2,500, $1,000 Levels

Porchlight’s signature annual ICONS Gala is a spectacular event with dazzling musical theatre performances celebrating the life and work of an American musical icon. This spring gala includes the presentation of the prestigious Guy Adkins Award for excellence in the advancement of music theatre in Chicago, a sumptuous brunch and exciting auctions.

The highly anticipated annual benefit concert, Chicago Sings, is the must-see concert of the season, held each August.

Each of these amazing events attracts 200-300 friends of Porchlight. Sponsorship opportunities are available with varying significant recognitions for our partners through logo on invitations, press release mention, posters and program, e-mail promotions, etc.  

For more specific ICONS Gala and Chicago Sings sponsor information, please contact us.
 


ABOUT PORCHLIGHT'S AUDIENCE

 Approximately 15,000 theatre patrons, theatre artists and the general public come through Porchlight’s doors for productions, programs and special events each year, and the numbers keep growing!  Our audience is from all areas of Chicago and represents Chicago’s diverse population. Additionally, we consistently attract out-of-towners who specifically visit Chicago to take in Porchlight shows.

Our house file mailing list includes more than 10,000 individuals who receive multiple promotions from Porchlight throughout the year: brochures, production postcards, invitations to the ICONS Gala, invitations to opening nights of each Porchlight Productions, etc. Our e-mail list includes nearly 20,000 individuals who receive weekly e-blasts, production promotions, event invitations and special announcements. Porchlight's social media fan base includes nearly 4,000 Facebook followers and hundreds of Twitter followers.

 

Come partner with Porchlight. We’ll welcome you to our community of donors, foundation and civic leaders, artists and angels! Please contact executive director Jeannie Lukow at (773) 777-9884 or jeannie@porchlightmusictheatre.org.