Looking for ways to reach your target audience? Join us for the biggest theatrical event of the year!

With over 4,000 high school theatre students, teachers, workshop leaders, administrators, and fellow exhibitors in attendance, the IHSTF is the largest festival of its kind in the nation. There is no better way to get the word out about the exceptional programming and contributions YOU make to the theatre industry.

We're happy to customize a package that is perfect for you! Please contact to learn more.

Examples of sponsorship opportunities include:

Sponsorship of All-State Production
Sponsorship of Student Monitor T-Shirts
Sponsorship of Tech Staff T-Shirts
Sponsorship of College Auditions
And Many More!

The Festival Program Minimize

A PDF of the Festival program will be posted on this website and will include:

  • A complete schedule of workshops
  • A listing of plays being performed
  • Special events occurring during the course of the weekend
  • Other conference information
  • View last year's program (see the link to the left)
  • Full Page - $500 - Also includes a banner ad of logo and link to website on both the Festival App and Social Media Wall during Festival hours.
  • Half Page - $300 - Also includes a banner ad of logo and link to website on both the Festival App and Social Media Wall during Festival hours.
  • Quarter Page - $125 - Also includes a banner ad of logo and link to website on both the Festival App and Social Media Wall.

Projected visibility for the App and Social Media Wall is 4,000 people.

Technical Requirements of Ads (PDF)

Ads should be emailed to by November 4, 2022.

Payment can be made online by credit card, or a check payable to University of Illinois can be sent to:

UIUC Conference & Event Services
1401 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Note: This is a new address compared to the last UIUC Festival in 2019. Please let your admin office know.


This is a new registration system, so you will likely need to create an account to start.



If you would like to make an in-kind donation of goods, services, and/or funds to the Festival, we would like to thank you by offering free ad space in the Festival program. All in-kind donors are entitled to an ad space equal to 10% of the amount of the donation. 


The Illinois Theatre Association is appreciative of any contributions you can make toward two very important Illinois High School Theatre Festival funds:

  • General Festival Fund - contributions help offset the expenses of the Festival.
  • Clif Aldridge Memorial Scholarship Fund - contributions go directly toward All-State students expressing a need for financial assistance to participate in the production.
In addition, you may also make a contribution to the Illinois Theatre Association to help support general operating expenses.

You may make a contribution in your online registration form (instructions will be posted there). You may also email

All contributions are tax-deductible -- the ITA is a 501(c)3 -- and will be acknowledged with a thank you letter. If you wish for your contribution to be anonymous, please include a note.


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