Corporate Partnerships

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Corporate Partnerships


Support First Stage's nationally recognized theater for young people and families with Corporate Partnerships created to meet your needs:

    Leverage your brand with First Stage - a valuable and nationally recognized non-profit organization who has been a pillar in Milwaukee for over 30 years. Gain outstanding visibility and recognition for your company.
    Help recruit and keep top employees by providing your employees and clients with a family-friendly outing that they will never forget!
    Engage your employees with opportunities to usher at our theater, tutor at our Community Learning Center, and participate in our Literacy programs... the opportunities are endless!
    You can feel good about supporting First Stage by knowing you are supporting a community gem and cultural and educational fixture in Milwaukee.

First Stage will work with you to create a unique, personalized and mutually beneficial partnership. 

Benefits for Corporate Partners $1,000  $1,500  $2,500  $5,000  $10,000  $25,000 
Your company name displayed in the Todd Wehr Theater lobby for the entire season

Your company name listed in First Stage’s playbill donor listing

Ad in First Stage playbill       Half-page ad 2 half-page ads 1 full-page ad
Exclusive ticket discount provided to your employees

Invitation to the Season Announcement Event

Number of tickets to a performance (for you or your favorite school or non-profit organization)   4 6 12 25 50
Complimentary refreshment vouchers   4 6 12 25 50
Bring a First Stage performance or interactive workshop into your workplace      

Bring a group of volunteers to usher at the theater, tutor at our Community Learning Center or engage with students in our Theater Academy. Together we can create a perfect opportunity for your employees.


$1,000 - Two students attend Summer Theater Academy
$1,500  - Three classrooms receive the Bully Ban program
$2,500 - Four students on the autism spectrum attend our Next Steps program
$5,000 - One script from an emerging playwright comes to life in the Foundry - our series of new play readings
$10,000 - Eight Milwaukee classrooms participate in our Literacy Plus program, including eight weeks of programming and a field trip to our theater.
$25,000 - Supports bringing one new play to our stage

Thank you to the following corporations who support First Stage with a grant of $10,000 or more:




To learn more about our Corporate Partnership opportunities, contact Nancy Clarkin, Development Director at (414) 267-2938 or