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Burning Coal is a 501 (c), not-for-profit, professional arts organization.

Burning Coal’s mission is to produce literate, visceral, affecting theatre that is experienced, not simply seen. Businesses and organizations (some of whom are also not-for-profits) partner with Burning Coal to simultaneously support this mission and their own.

Give your employees thought-provoking, profound experiences, promote your brand to local audiences, and support innovative art in your community through a sponsorship. Learn more about Burning Coal in the 2022 – 2023 Impact Report.

Want to learn how to get your company involved? Reach out to Development Director at 919.834.4001 or to discover the best way Burning Coal can make an impact in partnership with your organization.

Opportunities include:

  • Season Sponsorship to make a big impact (Includes all 4 Mainstage Productions)
  • Sponsorship of a specific play to amplify its story / theme
  • Sponsorship of a fundraising event to connect with our top supporters
  • Sponsorship of educational experiences, including Summer camp scholarships, In-school tours, or the annual KidsWrite! Festival

Corporate responsibility with Burning Coal benefits the local economy, community awareness of important topics, your employees and your patrons. Unique benefits may include co-branded ticket giveaways, employee or patron night at the theatre, or sponsor recognition on our iconic outdoor yellow sign.

All sponsorships include a positive brand awareness boost in-person through our programs and curtain speech, and online through our social media platforms. Social media inclusion also improves your Search Engine Optimization (SEO). They also include complimentary tickets to experience Burning Coal’s work (and your impact) directly.

Start a conversation with Development Director to learn more by calling (919) 834-4001 or emailing

Burning Coal’s program ad rates are accessible for small businesses and non-profits. Starting at $100, you can make a direct impact in your community, promote local professional art, and increase brand awareness for your organization. Our packages are flexible, and can include website recognition, social media partnerships, and show programs both physical and digital.

We also encourage building community outreach around a topic that connects to a particular production through volunteer-run tables in the lobby. Let’s get creative!

Reach out to Development Director at to start a conversation about your needs and learn about the difference your organization can make with Burning Coal.

Pricing is purposefully set at an accessible level to encourage participation from fellow not-for-profits and businesses of all sizes. We are here to help build your unique partnership goals and aim to provide a straightforward, impactful experience.

Show sponsorships start at $500, and can be easily tailored to your unique needs. Season-long sponsorship packages are also available, and include extra benefits at the same price per show.

Sponsorships for individual fundraisers or education programs start at $250. Individual program ads are also available, we are happy to have a conversation to find an opportunity that fits your budget.

In-kind partnerships are also encouraged if you have goods or services you are willing to trade.