Be at the heart of theatre in Kilkenny by becoming a friend of the Watergate. We have developed enduring relationships with friends of the theatre over the past 25 years and wish to continue to give back to those who support us. We want to bring you even closer to your theatre by offering you a number of benefits. To do this we have developed an exciting, all-inclusive new package for you to enjoy as part of your year-round ‘Friends of the Watergate’ sponsorship relationship. These include:

Friend of the Watergate

Individual – €60 | Double – €100
  • Complimentary ticket/s to 5 shows per year as chosen by the Watergate Theatre
  • Your name listed as a ‘Friend of the Watergate’ in the theatre foyer
  • Receipt of three season programmes in the post every year
  • Access to advance programme information via email
  • Direct email with ‘Friends of the Theatre’ special offers throughout the year.
  • 20% discount when purchasing in the Upstairs Gallery Bar

Patron of the Watergate

€200 per annum
  • Complimentary tickets to 5 shows per year as chosen by the Watergate Theatre
  • Business name listed as ‘Patron of the Watergate’ in the theatre foyer
  • Receipt of three season programmes in the post per year
  • Access to advance programme information via ezine
  • Direct email with ‘Patrons of the Theatre’ special offers throughout the year
  • Invitations to season launches and special events
  • Business listed on theatre membership in season brochure

Corporate Memberships

Option 1 – €500 per annum
  • 10 Complimentary tickets to 3 shows per year
  • Company name listed in theatre foyer
  • Receive three season programmes for distribution throughout your organisation and posters for specific events if required
  • Access to advance programme information via corporate ezine with special corporate/group deals
  • Direct email with special offers and group discounts throughout the year
  • Invitations to season launches and special events
Option 2 – €1000 per annum
  • 15 complimentary tickets to 3 shows per year
  • Company name and logo listed in theatre foyer and featured in three season programmes per year (total of 15,000 printed distributed around Kilkenny city and county)
  • Receive three season programmes to distribute throughout your organisation and posters for specific events if required
  • Access to advance programme information via ezine with special corporate group offers
  • Direct email with special offers and group discounts throughout the year
  • 20% discount for employees when purchasing in the Watergate Upstairs Gallery Bar
  • Invitations to season launches and special events
  • Special corporate night – reserve a minimum of 30 seats for any show, receive reduced pricing per person and a glass of wine on arrival
  • Listing on Watergate Theatre website as a valued sponsor including link to company website.
Option 3 – €1800 per annum
  • 20 complimentary tickets to 3 shows per year.
  • Company name & logo listed in theatre foyer and featured in three season programmes per year (total of 15,000 printed distributed around Kilkenny city and county)
  • Receipt of three season programmes for distribution throughout your organisation and posters for specific events if required
  • Access to advance programme information via ezine with special corporate group offers
  • Direct email with special offers to high demand events before they go on general sale
  • 20% Discount for employees when purchasing in the Watergate Upstairs Gallery Bar
  • Invitations to season launches and special events
  • Receive full page advertising space in each season programme throughout the sponsorship year (5000 printed each season/15,000 per year)
  • Listed on Watergate Theatre website as a valued sponsor including link to company website.
  • Personal Corporate night- Reserve a min of 30 seats for any show, receive reduced pricing per person and each guest will receive a glass of wine on arrival
  • Access to reduced price conference facilities for up to 324 delegates

Sponsor a Performance

Sponsoring a show can provide an opportunity for your organisation to build brand awareness through a unique platform. Put your business in the spotlight by sponsoring one of our eagerly anticipated annual performances. Increase your exposure to existing/new customers through a wide range of integrated marketing communications including print media, radio, social media, direct online selling and widespread poster-ing and flyer-ing.

  • By sponsoring an event like the Watergate Annual Panto or a high value touring theatre or music event your organisation’s logo will be printed on all promotional material including show posters, road signs and paid newspaper advertisements.
  • Your organisation will be mentioned as an event sponsor via radio, online, social media and print advertising.
  • Your organisation’s pull-up can feature in theatre foyer throughout all performances of the sponsored event
  • Double page advertising spread in show programme
  • Your organisation will be thanked during the pre-show announcement for every performance
  • Your organisation will receive 20 complimentary tickets to any performance and your guests will receive a glass of wine in the Watergate Upstairs Gallery Bar prior to the sponsored performance