As a gift to our local community, The Shakespeare Theatre presents an annual Picnic Series of two classic plays performed
by our resident touring company, the Next Stage Ensemble. Performances are free of charge and given on the lawn of the
F.M. Kirby Theatre in Madison, where patrons can enjoy a
picnic while they watch. The series welcomes approximately 300–500 guests each summer.


Picnic Series Sponsorship Benefits may include:
• Free performance by the Next Stage Ensemble at a location of your choice during their 2017 summer tour schedule (date to be agreed based upon availability)
• Recognition as the Picnic Series Sponsor in a news release distributed to more than 900 local, regional, and national media outlets
• Recognition in prominent signage displayed at each performance
• Verbal acknowledgement in the performance curtain speech
• Listing in the donor roster of all Main Stage season playbills
• Recognition on our elegant donor plaque, located in the lobby of the F. M. Kirby Theatre
• Recognition and logo placement in brochures, postcards and print media associated with the sponsored program (where applicable)
• Recognition and logo placement on The Shakespeare Theatre's web site,, with an optional embedded link to your web site
• A 10% discount on tickets for all employees for any Main Stage production during the season (based upon availability)

The Shakespeare Theatre welcomes the opportunity to work with its sponsors to
create additional ways to recognize their support. To become a sponsor or to
obtain additional information, call The Shakespeare Theatre Development
Office at (973) 845-6732.