Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships at the Ravinia Festival offer tremendous visibility, promotion and access. The Festival annually hosts a variety of the world's highest caliber pop, classical, jazz, vocal and dance performers in a spectacular outdoor setting. With an annual attendance of more than 600,000 people, the Ravinia Festival provides the ability to connect with an audience with a passion for the performing arts.

Sponsorship opportunities range from season sponsorship to special events to series and education programs. Ravinia provides a unique setting for sponsorship with exposure to a sophisticated, loyal audience with great purchasing power. Sponsorships are a perfect way to reach targeted audiences and are available in a wide range of price points.


Distinctive Sponsorship Opportunities:

  • Season Sponsorship
  • Single Concerts
  • Concert Series
  • Reach*Teach*Play education programs
  • Gala and Event Sponsorships

Excellent Visibility and On-site Recognition:

  • Pre-season promotion
  • Advertising
  • Website visibility
  • Program books
  • On-site banners and signage
  • Display and sampling

Hospitality and Entertainment:

  • Concierge service and priority access
  • VIP tickets and parking
  • Tent or banquet dining usage
  • Membership in exclusive donor dining room


Location: 25 miles north of downtown Chicago in suburban Highland Park along Chicago's North Shore.

Programming: The greatest number of performances of any summer music festival, presenting an annual summer season of 100+ concerts from June through mid-September of classical, jazz, popular, folk, children's, music theater and dance performances.

Attendance: More than 600,000 annually; 17,000+ for a sold-out Pavilion performance. Approximately 60% of the audience is 25 to 54 years old. Nearly 30% of the audience has an annual household income of over $120,000; 50% has an income of $95,000 or more. Over 70% of the audience has been attending for three or more years; 39% for eleven or more years.

Quality: Host to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the world's finest conductors, soloists and musical ensembles. State of the art sound systems provide lawn and reserved seat holders the highest quality acoustics.

Ambiance: Magnificent open-air pavilion seats 3,200. Thirty-six acres of manicured wooded lawn and open meadow accommodate up to 14,000 more. Ravinia also features two indoor venues, the Martin Theatre and Bennett Gordon Hall, which seat 850 and 450, respectively.

Education, Community and Audience Development: Opportunities to align with Ravinia’s acclaimed REACH*TEACH*PLAY music education programs, which serve more than 75,000 students and community members each year. Ravinia works closely with Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Park District and many other non-profits througout the region to bring the gift of music to people throughout Cook and Lake counties.

For more information on how your company can join Ravinia’s list of prestigious sponsors such as United Airlines, Discover, Allstate Insurance Company and Walgreens, please contact:

Corporation Relations Office
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 266-5015
(847) 433-7983 fax