The Michigan Theater offers many levels of sponsorship for both individuals and corporations. Sponsorship levels start at $100 and are also available at higher levels for exclusive season-long sponsorships. Sponsorship helps support our goals for both programming and maintenance of our historic building. Click here to view our Sponsorship brochure (PDF).
“TOYOTA is proud to partner with the Michigan Theater. Our strong support of family programs such as the Not Just for Kids and Family-Friendly Film Series provide true enrichment to our community.”
– Seiya Nakao, President, Toyota Technical Center
“NICOLA’S BOOKS jumped at the chance to partner with the Michigan Theater. Books, movies, music, and drama all appeal to the same set of customers. The Michigan Theater offers a beautiful venue for major author events. It just makes all sorts of sense!”
– Nicola Rooney, Owner
The Michigan Theater is an elegant venue for movies and live events and is a spectacular downtown community gathering space. Over 250,000 people attend events at the theater every year and our programming is presented 365 days a year.
Partnering with the Michigan Theater establishes an association with a symbol of stability and community. In addition, your investment in the Michigan Theater yields a range of marketing benefits and packages can be tailored to fit your specific marketing needs. Some of the key sponsor benefits include:
• Your company name on our marquee
• On-screen slides with your message before film screenings (average weekly movie attendance over 2500)
• Display space in our lobby during your sponsorship
• Your logo on our monthly newsletter, website, and other printed material
• Your logo featured on our popular weekly email update (over 10,000 recipients per week)
• Advertisements in our live event playbills
• Tickets to our live theater program for children, Not Just for Kids
• Tickets to movies at the Michigan Theater for your customers or staff
We have a variety of programs to sponsor, such as our Family Friendly Film Series, Summer Classic Film Series, Holiday Classic Film Series, Legends of Rock & Roll Series, our Not Just for Kids live theater series for children and much more.
Sponsorship starts at just $1,000, and fees vary based on the specific program and benefits requested.
Have you ever wanted to see your name in lights on the Michigan Theater marquee? Or surprise a loved one with a special message on the Michigan Theater movie screen before seeing a film? Individual sponsorship gives the general public access to display a message on either the Michigan Theater marquee for one night or on the movie screen for one night. This special sponsorship opportunity is $150 for an on-screen message for one night or if you prefer a message on the marquee it is $250 for one night.
Sponsored Film Series
Sponsors frequently support special film series at the Michigan. We have worked with individuals and organizations to present a broad range of films based on a particular theme, including: Director or star retrospectives, celebration of national cinema, summer classics, holiday classics, genre series and theme series of all kinds.
Sponsorship Secures Excellent Programming
Sponsorship helps keep the Michigan Theater an active, vibrant part of the arts community in Ann Arbor, and provides a variety of benefits that can suit corporations, small businesses, and individuals alike.
If you’re interested in supporting the Michigan as a sponsor, please contact our Director of Sponsorship Drew Waller, at 734-668-8397, ext. 25.