Piknik Theatre 2020

We’re beginning our 2020 individual fundraising campaign and we’re encouraging you to become a new donor, maintain your past level of giving, or – better yet – increase your donation to the community’s only professional theatre company. 

  • As a 2020 Piknik Theatre sponsor you will be:Supporting Steamboat’s only free outdoor summer theatre featuring two unique shows
  • Underwriting the fall season of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  • Promoting year round youth theatre education programming
  • Reaching out to 2000 audience members, locals and visitors, who are theatre and art lovers
  • Encouraging development of the arts and culture in our community
  • Bringing Shakespeare and original musical theatre works to the region
  • Enhancing the skills of local performers via mentorships with professional actors
  • Eligible for a tax donation to a 501(c)3 non-profit

Piknik Theatre has been offering free outdoor evening “picnic” performances of two different comedies each summer since 2008 currently reaching up to 1000 audience members, with a balance of locals and visitors attending. Concurrent with the summer seasonal performances, our guest artists offer an affordable Youth Theatre Workshop for 15-20 young artists ages 12-18. Beginning in 2018, Piknik Theatre expanded to offer year round educational programming and an October season of a full length classical Shakespeare production to an audience of nearly 500. 

Our 2019 season included Shakespeare’s The Tempest, a theatrical adaptation of The Paper Bag Princess, production support for the Steamboat Skating Club’s Mary Poppins on Ice, co-production of Peter Pan, and support for teen programming through the Steamboat Arts Academy. We continued our annual collaboration with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for a spectacular fall season of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In 2020, we’ll offer another outstanding outdoor summer season of two shows,  a collaboration with Steamboat Skating Club of The Little Mermaid on Ice, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at the Episcopal Church, and continued support for educational programming throughout the year.

The annual budget for Piknik Theatre is approximately $50,000. Because our outdoor performances are offered free of charge, and the youth programming nominally priced to encourage barrier-free participation, all of our funding comes from business sponsorships, government and foundation grants, and from individuals like you. Please consider being one of the special benefactors in our community that support professional theatre and theatre education.


Individual sponsorship opportunities for 2020 Piknik Theatre productions, workshops, and events


Medal Level:
$250+  (medal level program recognition)

Bronze:
$500+ (bronze level program recognition and two free tickets to St. Paul’s production of Romeo and Juliet)

Silver:
 $1000+ (silver level program recognition, reserved seating for outdoor and indoor seasons, and four free tickets to St. Paul’s production of Romeo and Juliet)

Gold:
$2000+ (gold level program recognition, reserved seating, four free tickets, meet and greet with performers after performance, signed/framed copy of poster)  

Platinum:
$3000+ (underwriting a particular visiting guest artist for the duration of the festival including recognition in the cast list and program as underwriting sponsor, signed headshot of the artist, reserved seating, four free tickets, meet and greet with performers after performance, signed/framed copy of poster)  


Business sponsorship opportunities for 2020 Piknik Theatre productions, workshops, and events


$250 – Supporter level (donations of less than $250 listed in program without ad)

Half-page supporter level ad in programs for all 2020 productions.Tiered business name in end of season thank you ad in Valley Voice, our popular regional monthly publication.

$500 – Partner level:

Full-page partner level ad in programs for all 2020 productions 

Tiered business name in all print and social media

Tiered business name with logo in end of season thank you ad in Valley Voice

$1000+ – Producer sponsorship

Full-page partner level ad in programs for all 2020 productions 

Tiered business logo in all print and social media

Tiered business logo in end of season thank you ad in Valley Voice

Business banner (we provide, if necessary, from graphics provided) at all events

Recognition and introduction at the beginning of each performance

$3500+ – Presenting sponsorship

Full-page partner level ad in programs for all 2020 productions with cover/back page recognition

Tiered business name in all print and social media

Tiered business name with logo in end of season thank you ad in Valley Voice

Business banner displayed at all events 

Recognition as underwriting a specific guest artist before each production

Sponsorship recognition for all 2020 productions (Piknik Theatre, Romeo and Juliet, workshops)

Signed and framed commemorative poster

To sign up for your sponsorship package, 
please contact Executive Director, Stuart Handloff, 
for details, at 970-355-9403, 
email to pikniktheatre@gmail.com, 
or click the donate button at our website:
 www.pikniktheatre.org. 
Thanks for your consideration and we look forward to seeing you during our upcoming season!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

We wouldn’t be here without you!