Sponsorships are a tax exempt means for maintaining and building the Detroit Repertory Theatre’s Capacity:
defraying the costs of producing and maintaining affordable prices; raising the level of operation; extending the sphere of influence; and, making plans to pass the baton.
The Detroit Repertory Theatre is on the cutting edge in the battle to advance cultural democracy. As a midsize operation our program decisions are based mostly if not exclusively on artistic or cultural considerations. Artists fees and benefits are by far our largest expenditure. Our tie to our community is embedded and unequivocal. We are totally committed to our audience development and community outreach efforts. As an Actors’ Equity Union Theatre we are dedicated to the establishment of a professional Theatre life for all indigenous Theatre artists.
A Repertory sponsorship reaches far beyond a moment of support or a focus on particulars. It is an effort to help create a cultural democracy.
The Detroit Repertory Theatre has three sponsorship categories, Season, Production and Event Sponsorships.
Season sponsors underwrite and lend their name to an entire season of plays. Season sponsorships are extremely valuable because they are inherently unrestricted funds that can be channeled to essential needs. In essence a season sponsor is saying that you, the Detroit Repertory Theatre, are a fundamental and vital part of our indigenous cultural life. Season Sponsorships are an expression of assurance that the Theatre will remain part of that cultural legacy.
Season Sponsorships begin at $50,000 and receive due recognition throughout the season and honored presence in our annual Black Tie Event.
Production Sponsors designate funds to specific plays within a season. Sponsors receive credit in all production or event promotion, including programs, advertising, releases, Public Service Announcements, stories and internet communications.
Production sponsorships range from $20,000 or above and receive an honored presence in our Annual Black Tie Event programs and appropriate production programs.
The Repertory conducts two major fundraising events during the course of a year. The levels of Event Sponsorships range from a Master Sponsorship of $15,000 or more to as low as $300 for a Citizen Sponsorship. Due recognition is given in all event promotion including recognition on the Detroit Repertory Theatre website.
2017 Black Tie Partners:
Between the Lines Newspaper - Media Sponsor;
Director's Circle: MGM Grand Detroit, UAW Region 1A;
Actor's Circle: Greektown Casino;
Manager's Circle: Domino's Pizza, St. John Providence.
Playing Our Part Since 1957
The Detroit Repertory Theatre is partially funded by the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition, the Theatre receives funds from the Kresge Foundation, Erb Family Foundation, the Shubert Foundation, Ford Motor Company Fund and numerous corporations and individuals. Your tax deductible contributions are welcome and appreciated.
The Detroit Repertory Theatre is a constituent of Theatre Communications Group, the national organization of the American Theatre, and is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Michigan Council for the Arts & Cultural Affairs, City of Detroit, and numerous corporations, foundations and individuals. The Detroit Repertory Theatre is a member of the Detroit Metro Conventions and Visitors Bureau. Donations to the Detroit Repertory Theatre are tax deductible under IRS Section 501(c)(3). The theatre operates under an Actors' Equity Association SPT2 contract.