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

With over 4,500 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.

Click here to explore ways to increase your visibility. We're happy to customize a package that is perfect for you!

Examples of sponsorship opportunities include:
Sponsorship of Opening Ceremonies

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


Advertising in the Festival Program Minimize

One Festival program is provided to each school (160 copies) and includes:

  • 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 - (Print Size 5.5” W x 8.5” H with margins or 6.25” W x 9.25” H with bleeds) - $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 - (Print Size 5.5” W x 4.125” H horizontal or 2.625” W x 8.5” H vertical) - $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 - (Print Size 2.625” W x 4.125” H) - $125 - Also includes a banner ad of logo and link to website on both the Festival App and Social Media Wall.

One Festival program is provided to each school sponsor (160 copies).
Projected visibility for the App and Social Media Wall is 4,500 participants.


  • If exhibiting at this year's Festival, select ad size and submit payment online when completing your exhibitor registration. If not exhibiting, send submission via email to Include your contact information. We will contact you regarding payment.
  • All ads are black and white.
  • All ads must be predesigned. Preferred submission format is camera ready. Preferred submission is in .eps format, although .jpg is also acceptable. Image resolution must be 300 dpi or higher.
  • Questions about advertising? Call 312-265-5922 x1 or email
  • All ads must be submitted via email by November 1.

Make checks payable to 'Illinois State University' and mail to the address on the left.



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 on-line registration form (instructions will be posted there).  You may also call the ITA office directly at 312-265-5922 x1 and pay over the phone with a credit card, or you may send a check made payable to Illinois Theatre Association to:

Illinois Theatre Association

113 Fairfield Way, Studio 107
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

If you are sending a check, please indicate (on the memo line) which fund you would like to support. Leaving the memo line blank will indicate "No Preference."

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

For more information contact Aimee-Lynn Newlan