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 Minimize

One Festival program is provided to each school (160 copies) with additional copies available for purchase during registration 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.

Projected visibility for the App and Social Media Wall is 4,000 people.


  • 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? Email
  • All ads must be submitted via email by November 10th, 2021.

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 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.