Advertising and Sponsorships

Sponsoring a Temple Theatre production is a great way to give your business or organization visibility as a corporate citizen. As a Show Sponsor, you will join our list of recommended businesses and enjoy our generous sponsorship benefits which include advertising, promotions and our popular sponsor nights.

Temple Theatre gives back to the community by serving over 5,550 area youth through a myriad of programming, by creating classic, professional theatre to serve over 30,000 patrons each season. Temple's economic impact is over $1.4 million annually to Lee County as is its number one year-round tourist attraction. Now is your chance to be part of the excitement and align your company's brand with Central Carolina's Center for the Performing Arts.

Sponsor a Show: Spotlight, Premier, Advantage

Temple Theatre offers sponsorship options for both our Main Stage and Youth Conservatory productions.  Although more than one organization may choose to sponsor the same show, sponsor benefits remain the same. Benefits include free tickets, promotion in the Temple E-mail Newsletter, marquee recognition, mention in press releases and choice paid advertising and sponsor show evenings for Main Stage productions.

  • Spotlight Sponsorship ($5,000)
  • Sponsor Show – An additional production with 300 complimentary tickets*
  • Full page advertisement in the production’s playbill insert
  • Sponsorship mention during each curtain speech
  • Promotion in Temple’s Email Newsletter (distribution +850)
  • Recognition on Downtown Sanford Theatre marquee
  • Recognition on website, in press releases and select paid advertising
  • Premier Sponsorship ($3,500)
  • Sponsor Show – An additional production with 150 complimentary tickets*
  • Half page advertisement in the event’s playbill insert
  • Sponsorship mention during each curtain speech
  • Promotion in the Temple’s Email newsletter (distribution +825)
  • Recognition on Downtown Sanford Theatre marquee
  • Recognition on website, in press releases and select paid advertising
  • Advantage Sponsorship ($2,000)
  • Sponsor Show – An additional production with 75 complimentary tickets*
  • Fourth page advertisement in the event’s playbill insert
  • Sponsorship mention during each curtain speech
  • Promotion in the Temple’s Email newsletter (distribution +825)
  • Recognition on Downtown Sanford Theatre marquee
  • Recognition on website, in press releases and select paid advertising

Sponsor a Seat

As a Seat Sponsor you can recognize a loved one, your favorite charity or business, or include your name to be engraved on a stunning brass plate on one of the Temple Theatre seats located in our National Historic building for ten years per sponsorship. Seat sponsorships are $250 per seat. Please contact our Administrative Office at (919)-774-4512 for a list of available seats.

Contribute to the Annual Fund (at the level of your choice)

You may donate to the Annual Fund anytime throughout the year. Donations made before 8/31 are included in the playbill for the upcoming season.

Benefactor: Guarantee a pledge in the same amount for five years
Legacies: Donate $10,000+
Legends: Donate $5,000+
Mega-Stars: Donate $2,500+
Super-Stars: Donate $1,000+
Stars: Donate $500+
Rising Stars: Donate $250+
Players: Donate $100+
Understudy: Donate $10 to $99

For information about:

The Encore Circle, please click here.
Playbill Advertising, please click here.