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Summer 2016 Sponsors & Supporters

We are very proud to work with the following people and thank them for their amazing generosity and vision in supporting our work, both on and off stage.



Summer 2016 Performance Sponsors

The Comedy of Errors  
Smith & Williamson 14 June
KGW Family Law 15 June
experience Guildford 20 June
HJP Financial 21 June
Natwest 22 June
Charles Russell Speechlys 23 June
TWM Solicitors 28 June
Surrey Chambers of Commerce 29 June
Chantries Solicitors 30 June
England Palmer Solicitors 02 July
Much Ado About Nothing  
experience Guildford 18 July
Bullimores 19 July
Kim Finnis Solicitor 20 July
Charles Russell Speechlys 21 July
Surrey Chambers of Commerce 25 July
abi Accountants 26 July
rhw Solicitors 27 July
Thesis Asset Management 28 July
Bennewith & Co 29 July


GSC also gratefully acknowledges the support of the following Trusts and Foundations who, over the last 10 years have helped make our work possible:

The Peter Cundhill Foundation

The Ratzke Family via The Wrentham Trust 

Hazelhurst Trust

The Foyle Foundation

The Eagle Radio Charitable Trust

Garfield Weston Foundation

Surrey County Council Local Committee

The Rowan Bentall Trust
The Foundation for Sports and the Arts

SC Johnson Wax


Thanks also to Safeguard Coaches

To find out how you can benefit from supporting GSC visit the Sponsor GSC tab above or for more information please contact Matt Pinches on 07971 234141 or email us

Why Sponsor GSC?

"There are few local producing companies working at the scale of GSC"

Arts Council England

King Lear 2015. Photo Steve Porter

2015 in Numbers... Our Cultural Impact

14,964   audience members

2392      people (young and old) attended workshops and events

312        volunteer opportunities created

173        average audience size

140        live professional performances made in Guildford - 79% of which SOLD OUT

87          jobs created for artists

38          schools received in-school workshops

16          work experience places

2            brand new stage adaptations

1            Brian Blessed!

What does your sponsorship mean to GSC?

We are proud that 80% of our turnover came from earned income* in 2014. Currently GSC only receives public funding on a project related basis. As an unsubsidised charity we rely on the vision and generosity of our business sponsors and donors who help us make up the shortfall each year. With your help we can continue to inspire and nurture more of the audiences of tomorrow. (*ticket sales, advertising, education, bar sales and sponsorship)

In return, a relationship with our high-profile events gives you:

  • an exceptional opportunity to support the local community, its economy and cultural well-being
  • distinctive exposure in Guildford and the surrounding area
  • a unique way to entertain existing/prospective clients, or a great way to reward staff
  • access to 5000 captive audience members every season, and 4000 on Social Media
  • ...and you'll be helping to ensure GSC continues creating exciting and challenging theatre for everyone

...but don't just take our word for it read our Testimonials

“Creative and easy to work with - and always amazing results. Their productions are an asset to Guildford and one of our gems in terms of a visitor attraction. Diana Roberts, Tourism Marketing & Development Mgr. Guildford Borough Council

Performance Sponsor

"GSC are one of the reasons I love living in Guildford"

Audience Member (2013)

The Taming of the Shrew 2015, Photo Mark Dean

The simplest and most cost-effective way to help us continue to develop our work is to become a Performance Sponsor.

Your generous support will be linked to a specific GSC performance, and in return you'll receive:

Publicising your support:

  • Audio acknowledgment made to the audience before the performance
  • A ¼ page advert in our glossy 20-page B5 Souvenir Programme (option of 10% discount on larger advert)
  • Signage (or your own banner-stand) at the performance
  • Line acknowledgment in our Souvenir Programme and on our website, with link
  • Photos and copy for your Annual Report, available on request

Hospitality for staff & clients:

  • 10 reserved tickets & souvenir programmes, with a 10% discount on further ticket purchases.
  • Pair of Press Night Performance & Reception invitations, where you can meet the cast
  • 10 complimentary cushions

£595 sponsor 1 performance in 2016

£1000 sponsor 2 performances in 2016

£1495 sponsor 3 performances in 2016

Download a Sponsor Pack

To discuss your preferred performance to sponsor, or if you have any questions, please call Matt Pinches on 07971 234141, or email us.

Principal Sponsor

"A beacon for the Arts"

Brian Blessed

The Wind in the Willows, 2015 Photo: Steve Porter

A higher profile, more integrated sponsorship option, delivering distinctive coverage over a 4 month period.

Publicising your support:

Your logo will be prominently positioned on all print publicity as ‘Principal Sponsor’, including:

• 70,000 quality flyers (60,000 distributed by Royal Mail to homes in Guildford and Godalming)
• 200 posters (A0 – A4, including 5 x GBC banner board sites in town centre)
• 4 x 12ft PVC banners
• 15x3 advert with your logo in Surrey Advertiser (readership 116,500 per week)
• Full-page advert with your logo in Yvonne Arnaud Theatre brochure (seen by 38,000 people)*
• All Press Releases and e-shots to the mailing list (4000+ addresses)
• Your banner stand or GSC A-board, displayed prominently at every performance
• A full-page advert in our glossy B5 Souvenir Programme
• Your logo and web-link from our Current Season page to your web site

*subject to timing

Hospitality benefits

• 30 ‘best in the house’ tickets, reserved for you to use as you wish.
• 30 Souvenir programmes.
• 30 complimentary cushions
• 10% discount on further ticket purchases for the production.

Principal Sponsorship £2750

Download a Sponsor Pack

To discuss your Principal Sponsorship, or if you have any questions, please call Matt Pinches on 07971 234141, or email us

NB If you would like exclusivity of the Summer Season please contact us to discuss a preferential package