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A valuable partnership

Forward Theater can provide your company with a valuable platform for partnership and the opportunity to align your brand with our community’s premiere institution for contemporary American theater. Because every company has different objectives, our sponsors enjoy a customized package of benefits to meet their unique needs. Sponsorship opportunities exist for our full season, individual productions, annual new work festivals, and special events.

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Benefits may include:

Brand visibility

through on-site recognition and media campaigns.

Client engagement opportunities

including complimentary tickets to productions.

Opportunity to host private pre-theater reception

in Overture Center’s exceptional entertaining spaces.

Exclusive access

and behind-the-scenes access to the creative process.

Opportunity to customize educational experiences

We will be a community-wide leader in forging collaborative partnerships, with particular attention to building authentic relationships with communities underrepresented in theater audiences.

If you would like more information on becoming a corporate partner or if you are interested in knowing what your company’s benefits are, please contact Sarah Milestone, Development Director, by phone at 608-234-5001 or by email at



Matching Gifts

Matching gifts are an easy way to increase the impact of your contribution to Forward Theater at no additional cost to you.

You may be able to double, or even triple, your support of Forward Theater by giving a Corporate Matching Gift today. Simply check with your human resources department to see if your company matches charitable donations, and request a matching gift form. Mail us the form at the address below and we’ll take care of everything from there!

Forward Theater Company
PO Box 1457
Madison, WI 53708


“Forward Theater has been a great investment for us. All advertising creates name recognition and awareness but being perceived as providing support to an organization that is very popular with our target demographic creates a halo effect that makes this a very effective form of outreach. In addition, our client appreciation events featuring Forward Theater productions have been more successful than we had hoped. The notes and comments we get tell us how much the clients appreciate and remember this gesture and sharing the experience with them creates a bond that goes far beyond what we could achieve though conventional client gifts costing far more.”