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Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship of Seattle Opera is not only a powerful investment in the economic health and quality of life in the Seattle region; it is a powerful way to advance the performance of your company. Opportunities are available at a variety of giving levels and Seattle Opera will create packages tailored to your specific needs. Enjoy a variety of branding and hospitality benefits, along with unique access to our highly-educated and affluent patrons.

Our Promise to Corporate Sponsors

We are committed to collaborating with you to:

  • Understand the type of individuals and potential customers you want to reach
  • Provide customized packages that meet your business objectives and philanthropic intesrests
  • Arrange opportunities at events and performances for interactions and networking with VIPs, artists, and high level donors

Give prominent recognition across a comprehensive package of media and communication materials

Seattle Opera offers an extremely high-value audience

  • 67% of Seattle Opera’s audiences have post graduate degrees (vs. 29% in Seattle); another 24% attended a 4 year college or university
  • 48% have incomes of $100,000 or more (vs. 30% in Seattle)
  • 98% own their home (vs. 46% in Seattle)
  • 63% are married (vs. 42% in Seattle)
  • 67% are female and 33% male

Statistics based on 2011/12 Seattle Opera subscribers and single ticket buyers and demographic information from Seattle Census Data and DMA records

Benefits of Sponsorship with Seattle Opera

Productions and Performances: Support a mainstage performance, or an entire production run, and receive prominent recognition in our programs, online, and more. Seattle Opera produces four mainstage operas in the 2013/14 season, with seven performances each. Also consider sponsoring a dress rehearsal, open only to donors and students who participate in our Experience Opera program. Host a special dinner in our Norcliffe Lounge for your employees and/or clients in conjunction with your sponsorship.

Galas and Special Events: Sponsor a Seattle Opera gala or special event and engage with our most dedicated patrons and high-level donors. Events available for sponsorship include: Seattle Opera’s 50th Birthday Bash (August 3, 2013); 2013/14 Season Opening Night Reception; and our highly exclusive 50th Anniversary Gala and Speight Celebration (August 9, 2014).

Education and Community Engagement programs: Sponsor a wide-variety of community events and school programs, which in total reach more than 750,000 individuals annually. Programs available for sponsorship include: Opera Goes to School: Our Earth, whichfosters arts and science learning through in-school and community performances; Pre-Performance Talks that are hosted before each mainstage performance and enhance patron experiences; and Opera Time, which fosters literacy in and through the arts for Pre-K through second grade and English Language Learners.

Review additional benefits and opportunities for Seattle Opera sponsorship.

View Seattle Opera’s current Institutional Sponsors

Contact Institutional Giving Manager Sarah Michael at 206-676-5536 or for more information and to create your own customized sponsorship package.

Make your donation today with our easy-to-use online form.

Learn How

To learn more about our sponsorship opportunities contact:
Alex Kyger

Photo Credit

Girl of the Golden West, 2004 © Rozarii Lynch photo