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Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities


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 will be printed and available for purchase by each school.  It will also be a PDF file that will be posted on this website as well as placed in our Festival app.

The program includes:

  • A complete schedule of workshops
  • A listing of plays being performed
  • All-State information
  • College Audition information
  • Special events occurring during the course of the weekend
  • And more!  View last year's program

The below ads and pricing includes the ad placed in the printed and online program, a banner ad of your organization's logo and website link on both the Festival app and social media wall.  Projected visibility for the App and Social Media Wall is 4,000 people.  Projected visibility for the printed program is 2,000 people.  The deadline to purchase an ad is November 3, 2023.  Everything needs to be emailed to Megan at by November 3, 2023.  The preferred format type is vector (.eps or .ai).  A high resolution .jpeg, .png, or PDF format (300 dpi or higher) is also acceptable.

Program:  6" x 9".  All ads will be in black and white.

  • Full Page - $500  -  (5.5" x 8.5" with margins OR 6.25" x 9.25" with bleeds)
  • Half Page - $300  -  (5.5" x 4.125")
  • Quarter Page - $125  -  (2.625" x 4.125")

Banner for App:

The banner image should be 600 pixels wide, 110 pixels tall, in a .png file.  The banner is a benefit from purchasing an Ad.


To purchase an Ad, contact Megan at or by phone at 309-438-2816.  Payment can be made over the phone by credit card, or a check payable to Illinois State University can be sent to the address below.  If you are planning to exhibit at Festival, you can also purchase an ad while submitting your Exhibitor Registration Form.

Illinois State University Conference Services

Attn:  IHSTF Ads

C.B. 8610

Normal, IL 61790-8610



    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.

    Questions? Please 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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    IHSTF 2024 Executive Director

    Hector Hernandez

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