Ireland's Shakespeare in the Park

Attracts up to 1,000 per Show

Thursday Night's Crowd, 9 August (2)

 

Ireland's Shakespeare in the Park is one of the most popular and beloved theatrical events in Dublin. 

Produced by Fortune’s Fool Productions since 2011, Summer Shakespeare is a free, critically acclaimed, professional theatrical event,

staged in majestic OPW/Irish Heritage Sites.

Find out why, Ireland's Shakespeare in the Park is the Free Event to Sponsor this Summer

Read reviews of our previous productions.

 

2016 National Tour & Dublin Castle

Measure for Measure Tour Image 2Due to our success, Shakespeare in the Park is growing and 2016 will include a national tour in July culminating in 11 performances at Dublin Castle in August:

  • Fota Arboretum, Cork City, 14 & 15 July
  • Doneraile, Mallow, County Cork, 17 July
  • Derrynane House, Kerry, 20 July
  • Athenry Castle, Galway, 23 & 24 July
  • The Casino at Marino, Dublin, 27 July
  • Castletown House, Celbridge, 29 July
  • Dublin Castle, Dublin City Centre, 4 - 14 August

 Our plans for the next 5 years include more touring locations, more performances and up to 3 productions touring Ireland simultaneously - so getting in on the ground floor as a sponsor now has the potential to drive significant returns in the future.

Measure for Measure – Ireland 1916

is sponsored in part by the British Council as part of the Shakespeare Lives initiative though the GREAT campaign

Shakespeare Lives is an unprecedented global programme of events and activities celebrating William Shakespeare’s work on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016.

It is an invitation to the world to join in the festivities by participating in a unique online collaboration and experiencing the work of Shakespeare directly on stage, through film, exhibitions and in schools.

It will run throughout 2016, exploring Shakespeare as a living writer who still speaks for all people and nations. 

This will bring Measure for Measure - Ireland 1916 world wide attention, and Fortune's Fool Productions is proud and honoured to be part of this exceptional programme.

Sponsorship Levels

Supporting Artistic & Cultural Excellence

Master of the Revels-€50,000

Exclusive naming rights for the tour and Dublin Castle. Promotion of products and services at every venue, in playbills, through social media and our website. Event banners at every venue and performance. Early admission and unlimited, reserved VIP seating at every venue. Meet & greet reception with the cast Logo featured on website, social media, posters and on all promo and PR materials.

Theatre Managers - €25,000

Naming rights for Dublin Castle OR for the tour. Promotion of products and services at Dublin Castle OR at tour venues, in playbills, through social media and our website. Event banners at either Dublin Castle OR on the tour. Early admission and unlimited, reserved VIP seating at selected venues. Meet & greet reception with the cast. Logo featured on website, social media, posters and on all event materials.

Escorts of the Entourage - €10,000

Naming rights for tour transportation. Event banners at tour locations. Early admission and unlimited, reserved VIP seating at tour locations. Meet & greet reception with the cast on tour Full page ad in the playbill. Logo featured on website, social media, posters and on all tour materials.

Patrons of the Costumes - €10,000

Named acknowledgement for all images featuring costumes & accessories. Event banners at all performances. Early admission and unlimited, reserved VIP seating at selected venues. Meet & greet reception with the cast. Full page ad in all of the playbills. Logo featured on website, social media, posters and on all event materials.

Sponsor a Tour Venue €3,000

Naming rights for the venue Event banners at tour locations. Early admission and unlimited, reserved VIP seating at tour locations. Meet & greet reception with the cast. Full page inside cover of the venue’s playbills. Logo featured on website, social media, posters and on all venue materials.

Sponsor a Character - €2,500 each

Meet & Greet with specific cast member(s) with photos. Autographed and personally inscribed script(s). Logo featured in the playbills and on selected social media posts.

Restaurant, Pubs & Hotel Suppliers - €1,000/Performance

With 25 actors and crew members and audiences of 1,000 per performance, there are ample opportunities for local pubs and restaurants to become the official pre-show dining and/or post show drinking establishments of the production.

Official Picnic Suppliers - €1,000/Performance

One of the benefits of producing Summer Shakespeare in large, outdoor venues, is that audiences can bring pic-nics and dine during the show. Picnicking at Summer Shakespeare is one of the most fun and unique aspects of our event. Picnicking at the venue has become such a tradition that many revelers bring enough to share with newbies who come unprepared. This creates a fantastic opportunity for local restaurants and food vendors, who can sponsor the production and offer picnic supplies or picnic hampers exclusively for the shows. Average audience attendance for each performance is between 800 to 1,000 which can drive a huge return on investment. Picnic suppliers will be promoted to our audiences through all media channels.

The CSR Imperative

Corporate Social Responsibility has become essential in today’s competitive market and one of the biggest hurdles is finding the right partner.

Fortune’s Fool Productions wants to create long term, sustainable CSR partnerships that can grow with us over the next 3 to 5 years.

We are a professional artistic organisation that strives for theatrical excellence, we engage in education through entertainment, our shows are free and available to everyone in our community, and we perform in Irish Heritage Sites across the country. (We tick more than a few boxes.)

 

Unprecedented Impact

We will perform for 20,000+ people this summer and our publicity will reach more than 500,000. That’s a lot of reach, a lot of promotion of sponsorship and a lot of potential brand loyalty from our audiences. Many CSR initiatives don’t have this kind of impact.

 

Our Finishing Touch

Invite stakeholders to take part in this fantastic event. You’ll get VIP seating at any venue and we will set up meet & greets with the cast after any show. For sponsorships of €10,000 or more, we can also come perform excerpts from the show or we can provide team building and creative workshops for your staff.

 

 

 

 

"Staging [Taming of the Shrew] in Ireland with the referendum for marriage equality a recent memory, Fortune’s Fool Productions succeeds in making us think about love, power, society, the construction of unjust hierarchies, and the strangeness of social ritual, where the absurd and the sublime often collide."

--- Emily Y. O'Brien, Shakespeare in Ireland

 

“We had an AMAZING time and I would especially like to thank the Picnic Angel who was sitting behind my friend and I...who handed me a fleece blanket when it got chilly. Thank you so much.”

- Karen Rooney