It’s an exciting time at the Kate and we invite you to join us!

The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center provides unique marketing and client entertaining opportunities for businesses and organizations of all sizes. Sponsors who align with the Kate, one of  Connecticut’s most exciting performing arts venues, are able to reach our loyal and local audience.

Performances and events attract more than 40,000 individuals each year to experience the highest quality live music, theater, film, dance, and family programming, as well as arts education for children and youth. Our audience profile closely reflects that of the geographic region we serve:

  • 58% reside in the River Valley/Shoreline area or within 20 miles of Old Saybrook
  • 33% visit from other parts of CT; 9% visit from RI, MA, NY
  • 50% are female
  • 45% are between 25 and 54 years of age; 20% are over 65
  • 40% have Bachelor degrees or above
  • 26% of households earn $100,000 or more

All sponsors receive visibility in marketing and promotional materials, including:

  • Monthly posters (200 distributed per month)
  • Quarterly brochure (mailed to 25,000 households)
  • Email promotions (22,000 unique email addresses)
  • Newspaper advertising (Hartford Courant and The Day)
  • Lobby plaque and other on site signage and ability to distribute promotional materials
  • Recognition during the curtain speech prior to each performance
  • Recognition and hyperlink on www.thekate.org

Complimentary tickets are available with each sponsorship package and are ideal for client entertaining or employee recognition.

The Kate is happy to work with you to develop a sponsorship package to meet your objectives and offers several options for pre- or post-event receptions.

Sponsor Levels:

Sustaining Sponsor – $2,500

Benefits for 1 month and lead sponsor for one event during the selected month


Producing Sponsor – $5,000

Benefits for 1 quarter (3 months) and lead sponsor for one event per month


Major Sponsor – $10,000

Benefits for 6 months and lead sponsor for one event per month


Annual Sponsor – $25,000

Benefits for one full year and lead sponsor for one event per month


Special Events

Learn more about opportunities to support the annual Oscar Night Party or  Summer Gala. Several Advertising Opportunities are also available.

To discuss a custom sponsorship package, please contact Robin Andreoli, Director of Development & Community Relations at robin.andreoli@thekate.org or 860-510-0473 x213.