Production Sponsorship



Musical: $100,000+
Play:      $50,000+

Lead Production Sponsorship is one of the most significant ways to get involved with Second Stage and support the creation of bold new American plays as well as the "second stagings" of contemporary classics. As a Lead Production Sponsor, you will have the opportunity to witness the development of a production from its first rehearsal through to its Opening night. Benefit packages for Lead Production Sponsorship are individually tailored for each donor and are structured to provide the sponsor with the ultimate access to their sponsored production both in the theater and behind the scenes.

For more information contact Director of Development Rob Mooney at 212-787-8302, 122 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Lead Production Sponsor credit below the title on the sponsored production's Playbill title page
  • Biography included in Playbill, press releases, and on website
  • Listing in Second Stage's Playbill for one year
  • Recognition in show-related press releases
  • Recognition in select show-related print and electronic marketing materials, select show-specific signage, and on Second Stage's website
  • Invitation to the first rehearsal of the production which includes a meet-and-greet with the cast and creative team as well as a design presentation
  • An advance copy of the script of your sponsored production
  • Private meeting with Second Stage’s President & Artistic Director Carole Rothman and a key member of the production’s creative team (either Writer and/or Director) to discuss your production
  • Invitations to readings and workshops of plays
  • Invitation to a technical or dress rehearsal of your sponsored production
  • Ten complimentary invitations to Opening Night of your sponsored production, with prime orchestra seating and a reserved table for you and your guests at the post-show cast party
  • Option to host a specially-tailored pre- or post-performance cocktail reception in Second Stage’s private entertainment space with members of the cast and creative team. (A member of Second Stage Theater’s staff would work with you to coordinate all aspects. Event expenses to be covered by host.)
  • Opportunity to host the cast and/or creative team for an off-site event, pending availability
  • Twenty complimentary house seats to your sponsored production for use during the run
  • The ability to purchase additional full-price house seats to your sponsored production at a 20% discount, subject to availability
  • Four complimentary tickets to all other mainstage opening night performances and post-show cast parties