Program Sponsor Opportunities 2024

We would like to introduce you to a way to promote your company, while also helping bring professional theater, music, dance, comedy, film, and education to our community.  Part of Uptown’s mission is to benefit businesses in the area by bringing people to downtown West Chester and by providing a venue that could be used to entertain customers and employees. Our sponsorship program was developed to also give businesses a chance to promote their company in Chester County while they support live performing arts and education. We asked some of our 2023 sponsors what we could do to improve our sponsorship program in 2024 and they made two suggestions: spread the sponsorship fee over 12 months and combine the Gala sponsorship with some of the year-long performance sponsorships, such as a sponsorship for theater or jazz.
The Gala sponsorships can be found HERE and the “combination packages” for the top three Gala levels are below:

  • STAR Gala Sponsorship, $15,000.  This can be combined with any of our annual      sponsorships, including our 50 Tributes concerts and our Legend Series, that will include artists such as John Oates.  The fee can be paid in 12 installments of $1,250.   
  • SPOTLIGHT Gala Sponsorship, $10,000.  This can be combined with any of the following annual sponsorships: Jazz, Dance, Live Theater (“Nunsense” and “Tommy & Me” were both a success in 2023), and our school plays (we had six plays in 2023 that were often sell-outs).  The fee can be paid in 12 installments of $833.33.
  • MARQUEE Gala Sponsorship, $5,000.  This can be combined with our Monday Movies program at a cost of $416.67.
Uptown will be promoting our sponsors via a variety of print, poster, social media, billboard, and in weekly emails to our 22,000 members.  We hope to be part of your 2024 marketing plan.  Please let us know if you would like to discuss any of these options.

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit, and thanks in part to your support we are able to offer the best in live performances, film, and educational programs year-round in our Historic Theater.