288 S Second St, San Jose, CA


Institutional sponsors enjoy distinctive and unique opportunities to engage with San Jose Playhouse and its annual audience of more than 50,000 people. In addition, another 100,000 attend movies at 3Below.

Partnerships at San Jose Playhouse provide targeted opportunities to grow business and enhance your institutional image in the largest performing arts producer in downtown San Jose. San Jose Playhouse encourages institutions to explore the many ways to partner with us, including:

  • Annual Sponsorship
  • Special Event Sponsorship
  • Program support through community and education initiatives
  • Naming rights opportunities

Partnerships are tailored to highlight your institution’s commitment to a flourishing cultural scene in downtown San Jose, and offer you a myriad of hospitality and entertainment opportunities. Please contact us to learn more about becoming a San Jose Playhouse partner. 

Corporate Giving

Whether as a supporter of a full season, a select production, or one of San Jose Playhouse’s many education and community engagement programs, we assure you that your contribution will be utilized efficiently and effectively. We are delighted to offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities and benefits such as discounts on tickets for clients, employees and their families, logo recognition in print materials, on screen, on social media and on invitations to special events. We will work with you and your company to create the ideal sponsorship program that suits your needs.

Foundation Giving

Gifts from foundations are a vital part of ensuring artistic excellence, educational outreach and general support for all San Jose Playhouse operations. We are very grateful to the national and local foundations for their support. Our foundation supporters have been generous sponsors of various productions, education programs and engagement initiatives.

Special Events

San Jose Playhouse will host multiple fundraising events throughout the season to entertain while raising critical funds. To stay up-to-date on all things San Jose Playhouse, sign up for our e-newsletter.

For more information about becoming a Sponsor, contact us

San Jose Playhouse is proud to acknowledge the following institutions who have helped underwrite San Jose Playhouse’s work onstage and in the community with their generous support.

  • City of San Jose
  • Guggenheim Realty Group
  • San Jose Downtown Association

Corporate Support

Your company can be involved by supporting a production, performance, educational initiative or event.

Business membership is a great way to align your corporate and community support objectives with San Jose Playhouse. As a true partnership, your business becomes an important part of our valued supporters. Business membership offers recognition, networking, and community building benefits.

Business Memberships are a great way to show your organization’s support of the arts. We have several levels, all with their own benefits:

Associate Member ($1,000-$2,499)

Benefits include:

  • Member’s Mingle events throughout the year
  • Opportunity to purchase two tickets to an Opening event
  • Early ordering privileges
  • Personalized ticketing service
  • Listing in interactive Members register
  • Recognition via email community (+20,000 patrons) and strategically via social media
  • Recognition via on screen marketing before all movies (+35,000 patrons)
  • Name recognition on 3Below.com as a Corporate Supporter with a description of your business and referral link to your corporate website
  • Name recognition in all Programs
  • Two complimentary tickets

Patron Member ($2,500-$4,999)

Benefits include:

  • All benefits listed in Associate Member
  • Opportunity to purchase four tickets to an Opening event
  • Invitations to backstage tours
  • Invitations to post show chats
  • Additional strategic promotional opportunities for your business with 3Below
  • Access to corporate discount program
  • Four complimentary tickets

Leading Member ($5,000-$9,999)

Benefits include:

  • All benefits listed in Patron Member
  • Opportunity to purchase eight tickets to an Opening event
  • Invitations to private scene or prop shop
  • Invitations to view set change
  • Reception with Artistic Director
  • Access to exclusive corporate seating areas
  • Six complimentary tickets

3Below believes that an investment in the arts is a valuable one, and our generous partners feel the same.

Why Your Support Matters

Your donation is the lifeblood of our work: creating theatre that cuts right to the complexity of the human experience. We hope and believe this kind of work matters in today’s world. Especially in today’s world.

Every member of San Jose Playhouse — on the stage, behind the curtain and beyond — feels a personal connection to your support. It’s what allows us to take risks and bring wondrous, heartbreaking and fascinating worlds to life. It also allows us to give needed (and deserved!) assistance to the development of new plays and cultivation of new theatre professionals.

Your gift, no matter the level, is precious to us. We promise it will be wisely invested, both on the stage and behind the scenes. And, of course, it is most gratefully received.

Sample Benefits

$10,000 – $1,000,000 Sponsorship or Contribution

  • Corporate Entertaining
  • Complimentary house seats
  • Access to VIP events with complimentary refreshments
  • Invitations to exclusive artist events (Invitations are for two people)
  • Invitations to Opening Nights (Invitations are for two people)
  • Private “behind-the-scenes” theatre tours upon request
  • Signed Playbills for the 2022 Season
  • Employee Discounts on single ticket purchases
  • Venue Rental and Access
  • Use of VIP Cafe
  • Discount on use of theater venues for private events
  • Corporate Branding and recognition
  • Acknowledgment in Playbill
  • Logo and hyperlink on San Hose Playhouse website
  • Acknowledgement on theater TV monitors
  • Complimentary Ad in Grand Opening Gala Tribute Journal
  • Other Activations & brand engagement opportunities to be explored
  • Concierge Service
  • Ability to purchase VIP house seats
  • Complimentary ticket rescheduling
  • Employee Development ~ Tailored employee workshops
  • Some restrictions may apply ~ Venue use is subject to availability based on production schedules.