Grants and Sponsorships


Through the League, our institutional supporters help us provide dozens of programs and services to promote, support and advocate for Chicago theatre locally, nationally and internationally. 

Through general operating grants, our foundation supporters are able to sustain a stronger theatre ecosystem, and help the League provide professional development programs, audience development initiatives, and advocacy efforts on behalf of the entire community. 

Our sponsors are able to reach tens of thousands of theatre patrons, artists, managers and producers with a single sponsorship package.   

Our sponsorships are individually-crafted packages to meet the needs of your organization while helping to enrich and strengthen our Chicago theatre community.   

Below are just a few sample packages.  If you are interested in more information about a League sponsorship opportunity, contact info [at] chicagoplays [dot] com. 

Our Business Affiliate membership works best for local independent businesses who want to reach Chicago’s theatre artists, managers and producers.  Our Business Affiliates get their logo and business information
listed on the website, and included in our weekly industry newsletter.  Business Affiliate memberships are $500 per year. 

Patrons sponsorship – This type of sponsorship is geared towards reaching as many theatre patrons as possible.  A typical Patrons Sponsorship Package would include logo visibility on site at our downtown Hot Tix locations, and on the website and in emails.  We currently have more than 400,000 annual visitors to our website and nearly 70,000 email subscribers.  Each email is dedicated to one single sponsor, to give exclusive visibility and focus of your message.  Patron sponsorships range from $5,000 to $20,000. 

Special Event sponsorships – The most visible of these is our
annual Spring Gala, which is attended by more than 250 business and philanthropic leaders.  Last year’s event was held at the newly opened J.W. Marriott Hotel in the Loop.  A typical Gala Sponsorship Package would include a table for 10 guests at the event, logo recognition on all printed materials and signage, access to the VIP cocktail hour before the event, and a mention of your company from the stage.  Gala Table Sponsorships begin at $3,000 and go to $15,000.