By supporting Near West Theatre as a playbill advertiser, you provide children, teens and adults opportunities to contribute to the community in productive and constructive ways.
Near West’s playbill goes home with audience and cast members from the inner city and beyond. It reaches over 20,000 arts lovers annually who come to our new state of the art facility. The largest concentrations of people who frequent the theatre are from zip codes 44113, 44109, 44111, 44107 and 44102. According to our surveys, they shop and dine at area establishments on a regular basis.
To advertise in our playbills, download our current 2018-19 Advertising Contract, fill out the information, and return to our office. For questions, please contact us at 216-961-9750 or email Kevin Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment Terms for All Ads
Payment is due with the submission of artwork and no later than 5 business days before the first performance. All returned checks will be assessed a $35 charge.
Ad Rates: 2018-19 Season
|STANDARD PLACEMENT||Full Page||1/2 Page||1/4 Page|
Amounts in PURPLE reflect current pricing. The deadline for ads for the upcoming production of CARNIVAL! is end of business FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018.
*The full season rate will include your ad in all playbills during the season. If you are purchasing mid-season, we will prorate the amount based on how many shows are left in that season.
Want the best bang for your advertising buck? We now offer Premium Placement ads, which are much more visible than other ads because of their location.
Questions? contact Kevin Kelly at 216-961-9750 x103 OR KKelly@nearwesttheatre.org.
|PREMIUM PLACEMENT - FULL PAGE FOR CARNIVAL!|
|NEW! Outside Back Cover - Full Season||$1250|
Amount in PURPLE reflects current prorated pricing. The deadline for ads for the upcoming production of CARNIVAL! is end of business FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018.
NOTE: Corporate Sponsors are given first refusal of Premium Placement.
Individual Ad Artwork Deadlines: 2017-18 Season
|2018-19 Productions||Artwork Deadline|
|Newsies||August 31, 2018|
|Carnival!||October 26, 2018|
|Anyone Can Whistle||January 25, 2019|
|Near West Theatre's 2018-19 Annual Benefit||--|
|1776||April 12, 2019|
|Chess||June 28, 2019|
Please download our 2018-19 Advertising Contract to view ad layout options and sizes.
• Please send Acrobat PDF files; we also accept GIF, JPG and TIF files.
• We do not accept non-digital images or scans of non-digital images.
Don't have an ad yet? Want a new one? Let us create one for you (at a very competitive price)!
Basic layout includes company copy & one predesigned logo or graphic
Creative layout includes above, with additional graphic/design elements
Questions? contact Kevin Kelly at 216-961-9750 x103 OR KKelly@nearwesttheatre.org
Example Ads - Simple
These ads were created with company copy and one provided graphic.
Example Ads - Complex
These ads were created with company copy, a provided graphic, and additional design elements/creative layout.