Sponsoring or partnering the arts in a strategic way is a proven, cost effective and highly visible marketing tool. It is one of the most powerful ways to reinforce your company’s name, logo, products and services to targeted audiences while strengthening your links with the regional community and being seen to ‘put something back’. Such partnerships also provide a truly special way to delight your clients and energise, reward and incentivise your staff.

The Drill Hall is the Lincoln’s multi-purpose, cross-artform live arts and community venue – and a real cultural hub for the city. We now have an active database of 42,000 patrons and attract over 100,000 visitors each year, from the city, across the county and beyond.

We are a vibrant and busy venue with a wide range of sell-out performances and events to choose from, targeting every type of audience. We can offer sponsorship packages and partnerships that are creative but also tailored to your business needs and budget, to ensure the best results.

Sponsorship ideas

We can work with you to find the best package to meet your needs including:

Sponsoring a particular production or event, a festival or a strand of programming

...for example, our Red Herring monthly comedy club, classical music programme, literature talk & film programme or our Children’s Festival

Sponsoring an entire season of events

...for example, our extremely packed Autumn Winter season that culminates with our spectacular panto

Sponsoring one of our workshop programmes or young people’s initiatives

...for example Full Bloom dance classes, YoungCut young cultural entrepreneurs or our Butterfly Club events for young people with disabilities and their families.

Sponsoring (and naming) a part of the building

...for example , The Room Upstairs studio theatre, our Cafe Bar or our Auditorium.

Sponsoring other parts of our building

...for example, our lighting system, sound system, infra-red hearing loop or seating.

Sponsor and advertise on the reverse of our tickets

...and we act as a ticket agent for events county-wide so your company message has the potential to spread even further!

Sponsorship or Partnership benefits

An allocation of tickets for you and your clients for your sponsorship event(s)

A number of free tickets to selected performances each year, with free pre-show wine and networking opportunities

High profile branding in our brochure (72,000 distributed each year) and regular e-newsletter (5500 recipients each month)

Logo on Drill Hall homepage with link to company website

Foyer displays for your marketing/promotional material

Logo and message displayed on the Cafe Bar big screen, visible to the 100,000 visitors each year

Opportunities to share special offers and news, where appropriate, via Lincoln Drill Hall’s social networking sites

Staff discount on tickets when booked through the business partner registered name

Discount on commercial hirings rate (excluding catering)

For more information and to discuss a package to suit your business, contact Gavin Street 01522 873891 or


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