Corporate and Foundation Partnership

A global theater reflective of the world-class city of Chicago, Chicago Shakespeare Theater attracts and entertains audiences from all walks of life and across the globe. Each season, the Theater reaches nearly 225,000 audience members through an average year that includes as many as 18 productions and 650 performances. From discerning local subscribers to young families to school groups from across the Midwest, Chicago Shakespeare is a crossroads for diverse audiences. Similarly, our Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities provide your company with a wide variety of unique privileges designed to increase your company recognition, provide special client entertaining, enhance your employee benefits, and heighten community relations.

Production and Programmatic Sponsorships range from $25,000 to $350,000, with benefits customized to meet the needs of your corporate giving philosophy and business goals. Joining the Chicago Shakespeare Family will place your company alongside the following leaders of Chicago’s business and philanthropic communities:



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Guarantors: $100,000+

BMO Harris Bank
The Boeing Company
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Julius Frankel Foundation
The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
Poetry Foundation

Benefactors: $50,000 - $99,999

Allstate Insurance Company
Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
City of Chicago
ComEd and Exelon
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Polk Bros. Foundation
The Shubert Foundation
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Sustainers: $25,000 - $49,999

Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP
Helen Brach Foundation
Bulley & Andrews
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Fund at The Chicago Community Trust
Commercial Club of Chicago
The Crown Family
First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.
HMS Media, Inc.
Illinois Arts Council Agency
Mazza Foundation
Northern Trust
Peoples Gas Community Fund
Prince Charitable Trusts
Shakespeare in American Communities: National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest

Partners: $10,000 - $24,999

Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation
Fifth Third Bank
John R. Halligan Charitable Fund
The Irving Harris Foundation
Mayer Brown LLP
Newcastle Limited
Ropes & Gray LLP
William Blair

Partners: $5,000 - $9,999

American Express
Dr. Scholl Foundation
Charles and M. R. Shapiro Foundation, Inc.
Perkins Coie LLP

Partners: $1,000 - $4,999

Citi Private Bank
JCCC Foundation
Kovler Family Foundation
National Alliance for Musical Theatre's Frank Young Fund for New Musicals


For any Corporate and Foundation Partnership inquiries, please contact

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