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Friends, Stroudies, countrymen, lend me your ears.

Become a friend! Stroud Shakespeare Festival (SSF) relies on private and corporate donations to bring the festival to life. If you are able to give anything towards the festival, including donations, funding, or support in kind, we would love to hear from you. Alongside Stroud's other fantastic festivals, SSF aims to strengthen the cultural identity of Stroud. It seeks to bring bring high quality theatre to Stroud, and support and unite theatre practitioners working and living in the Stroud District. 

Private Donations

Any amount is very welcome. For donations over £100, with your permission, you will be listed on our FRIENDS page of the programme. Please contact for more details. 

Corporate Donations / Funding

Associate your brand with a spectacular community event, and support the cultural heritage of Stroud. Please contact us to talk about individual arrangements -- but here are a variety of ways SSF can showcase your brand: 

  • Powerful brand association with innovation, creativity and community initiative 

  • Access to both print and online marketing, including campaign-wide branding and logo visibility, including road banners, posters, leaflets, website etc.

PR & Marketing opportunities 

  • Social Media campaign with option for public ticket competition (Offer applicable on in-house productions only)

  • High resolution photography for use in your own marketing & PR

  • Opportunities for giveaways 

Branding & Profile ​

  • Logo on all associated print, flyers, posters and e-marketing

  • Production Sponsor credit in festival programmes (including advert space), newsletters and Press Releases 

For more information please contact us at:

Support in Kind

If you can offer anything to the festival, please contact us at 

There are a number of things we are specifically looking for including: 

  • Accounting Services

  • Lighting / Sound Services

  • Staging / seating

  • Marquees / Tents

  • Decoration

  • Stage management

  • Marketing materials

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