It’s an exciting time at the Kate and we invite you to join us!

The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center provides unique marketing and client entertaining opportunities for businesses and organizations of all sizes. Sponsors who align with the Kate, one of Connecticut’s most exciting performing arts venues, are able to reach our loyal and local audience of more than 65,000 individuals.

Annual Sponsors receive visibility in marketing and promotional materials, including:

  • Monthly posters (200 distributed per month)
  • Bi-monthly brochure (mailed to 35,000 households every other month)
  • Email promotions (34,000 unique email addresses)
  • Newspaper advertising (The Day and Shore Publishing newspapers)
  • Lobby plaque and other on-site signage including the ability to distribute promotional materials
  • Recognition during the curtain speech prior to each performance
  • Recognition and hyperlink on www.thekate.org

Complimentary tickets and a 10% discount on additional purchases are available with each sponsorship package and are ideal for client entertaining or employee recognition. The Kate is happy to work with you to develop a sponsorship package to meet your objectives and offers several options for pre- or post-event receptions.

Annual Sponsor Levels:

Sustaining Sponsor – $2,500

Benefits for 1 month and Lead Sponsor for one event during the selected month which includes 4 complimentary tickets to a performance.

Producing Sponsor – $5,000

Benefits for 1 quarter (3 months) and Lead Sponsor for one event per month which includes 4 complimentary tickets to each performance.

Major Sponsor – $10,000

Benefits for 6 months and Lead Sponsor for one event per month which includes 4 complimentary tickets to each performance.

Annual Sponsor – $25,000

Top billing recognition and benefits for one full year and Lead Sponsor for one event per month which includes 4 complimentary tickets to each performance.


Museum Sponsorship

The newly expanded Katharine Hepburn Museum – the only museum of its kind honoring America’s iconic actress and the Hepburn family – is located on the first floor of the Kate and is open year-round. In addition to the tens of thousands of patrons able to view the exhibits prior to a show, the Museum has quickly become a popular tourism destination, with more than 6,000 unique visitors last year. Sponsorship of an exhibit case is available for a 6- or 12-month term and can include sponsor recognition through museum programs. Please contact Robin Andreoli, Director of Development & Community Relations to discuss Museum Sponsorship.

Special Events

Consider supporting one of our annual benefit events:

The Oscar Night Party is the Kate’s annual red-carpet benefit that honors our 12-time Oscar nominated, 4-time-winning namesake Katharine Hepburn. Proceeds from this important event support the Katharine Hepburn Museum and our commitment to upholding Miss Hepburn’s legacy. Nearly 200 guests will walk the red carpet and pose for a photo, enjoy hearty hors d’oeuvres and beverages, and watch the Academy Awards on the Kate’s big screen at this elegant and festive event. Typically in March.

The Kate’s annual Gala is a not-to-be-missed event that attracts an enthusiastic audience of 250 patrons and business partners. As the Kate’s largest benefit event, proceeds support our diverse programming and arts education initiatives throughout the year. A feature is the presentation of the Spirit of Katharine Hepburn Award, which has garnered media attention from local and national outlets. Typically the last Saturday in August.

Thank you to our current Sponsors!


To discuss these opportunities or a customized sponsor package, please contact Robin Andreoli, Director of Development & Community Relations, at robin.andreoli@thekate.org or (860) 510-0473 x213.

The Kate is generously sponsored by:

  • Pasta Vita
  • Saybrook Point Resort & Marina
  • Sennheiser