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Partnership with Ensemble Theatre provides you with a variety of brand exposure and unique entertainment opportunities.

Your leading role awaits.

Our partners share our commitment to enriching our community through compelling storytelling that illuminates a vast spectrum of human experience along with transformational education and engagement programs.

With more than 250 performances annually, Ensemble Theatre offers sponsorship opportunities that are well-positioned to help you gain wide visibility in historic Over-the-Rhine, a thriving cultural and business district.

We offer many recognition and entertainment options to enhance your brand’s awareness and civic leadership while achieving your philanthropic, marketing, and community participation goals.

Our team will work to tailor a sponsorship that best meets your needs and interests; read on to learn about the different types we offer. Together, we can continue making Greater Cincinnati an even more vibrant and exciting place to live, work, and play!

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To discuss sponsorship options, please contact our Development Department at (513) 421-3555 option 4.

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Production Sponsorships

With a consistent reputation for marrying artistic quality with socially-conscious programming, Ensemble Theatre’s productions attract 30,000 patrons to Over-the-Rhine annually—including more than 2,500 loyal subscribers, a diverse group of single-ticket buyers, business leaders, and arts enthusiasts.

Each season, we produce seven mainstage productions, with sponsorships for these ranging from $2,500 to $20,000+. Our production sponsors receive prominent promotional, experiential, and reputation-enhancing benefits which engage employees and build relationships with clients.

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Education Sponsorships

We are committed to introducing audiences from under-resourced schools and organizations throughout the Greater Cincinnati area to theatre and believe everyone should have access to the arts, regardless of socioeconomic status or ability.

Underwriting opportunities are available for our award-winning education and engagement programs, which encourage the development of creative young minds and healthy communities. These programs collectively serve 20,000 students, educators, and patrons annually.

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Professional Acting Apprentice Program Sponsorships

Beginning with our 1990-1991 Season, Ensemble Theatre has recruited, supported, and developed dozens of early-career actors, artists, and arts leaders through our Professional Acting Apprentice Program.

This season-long immersive experience serves as a bridge between professional-bound actors’ training backgrounds and their future careers. Our Apprentices are a vital component of our Ensemble, taking an active role in every mainstage production throughout the year.

Your sponsorship supports their understudy performances, master classes and professional development, salaries, and an annual Apprentice production.

2023-2024 Season Sponsors

Our sincere gratitude to the following partners for their investment in our mission and programs:


Season Presenting SponsorLKC Foundation

Season Funder

Operating Support


Education Sponsor

Fairy Godmother Sponsor

Season Ticket Sponsor

Photo credits | Masthead, Connan Morrissey and Tony Campisi in A Doll’s House: Part 2 (Ryan Kurtz); Barry Mulholland and Bruce Cromer in Freud’s Last Session (Ryan Kurtz); Production Sponsorships, Kelly Mengelkoch and Patrick Earl Phillips in This Random World (Ryan Kurtz);  Professional Acting Apprentice Program Sponsorships, cast of Love and Information (Mikki Schaffner); Individual Giving, Torie Wiggins and Scot Woolley in His Eye is on the Sparrow (Ryan Kurtz); About, The Whipping Man set (Brian Ambs); The Producers, Ken Early in Red Velvet (Mikki Schaffner)