Be a Sponsor

Contact Steve on 07712 090514 or email him at to find out more about being a Sponsor at TAL Festival

Why does anyone sponsor a Festival? 

Associating your organisation with a worthwhile event in your locality can be challenging and we appreciate that there are many things a company can do with its budgets. However, TAL Festival has run for ten years and last year we sold a record number of 4,100 tickets for some 40 events. To be part of such an event, held in the centre of Thame, gives an opportunity for an organisation to play a fundamental part in the social life of our town. 

Satisfaction, Involvement, Fun 

Thame is a vibrant community that has grown substantially in recent years. TAL Festival aims to play its part in developing social cohesion by creating a wonderful event that draws people together and offers an opportunity to learn, to discuss and to enjoy art and literature in all its forms. Sponsors and Supporters play a major part in helping us to maintain accessible prices, be able to take risks with events and to deliver a friendly, professional and enjoyable Festival for everyone. 

It is simply huge amounts of fun. Every year we ask ourselves ‘how can we beat last year?’ and every year, every Festival finds it own voice. It cannot do that if it is not supported by the paying Festival Visitors, tens of volunteers who give their time because they enjoy it, and you. 

Whether you are able to be a Festival Partner, or an Event Sponsor, or an Advertiser, we, and the Festival Visitors, remain spectacularly grateful that you and your organisation are able and willing to support this wonderful event that takes place every year in our town. 

Festival Sponsor : Partners

We welcome Partners for all aspects of our Festival either from organisations with a particular interest or involvement or as part of a CSR* budget and work with you to agree a Partner Package that works specifically for you in terms of involvement, recognition and engagement. We also hope that you will enjoy being part of, and of helping to make, TAL Festival a hugely successful contributor to Thame’s life. 

Key questions to help us develop a Partner Package : 

What products or services do you supply that may be of interest to Festival Visitors ? How could your products or services help us manage the Festival more easily ?  How might your organisation use your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) budget to benefit the Festival Visitors specifically and Thame in general?  What would be an appropriate level of involvement for your organisation and staff? What level of recognition would you like to achieve as a Festival Partner? How would you like to engage with our audience ? (eg. Digital Presence, Stands, Printed Media, Offers, etc.) 

Once we have worked out a Partner Package, we can put a value to it and agree a level of support . We look forward to working with you to delivering an inspiring, worthwhile and fun event in Thame in 2020. 

Call our Marketing Manager, Steve Bannister, on 07712 090514 to discuss. 

Event Sponsor.

Event Sponsors are organisations who wish to support one or more of the 40 events that make up TAL Festival 

Event Sponsorship :  On-line promotion, newsletter inclusions, social media interaction. Product Placement at Event(s).  Advert in Souvenir Festival Anniversary Brochure (Platinum= Full : Gold & Silver= 1/2). Logo placement next to event listings (Digital & Print). Complimentary Tickets to Sponsored Event(s) (Platinum= 8 :Gold= 6 :Silver= 4) Guests’ Reception prior to Event(s) (Platinum Only)  Discounts for additional tickets and Staff  Platinum : Headline Events £750  Gold : Main Events £450 Silver : Support Events £250 


Support the Festival by placing an advert in our Souvenir Brochure and on our Web-site

Includes : on-line links from Web-Site : on-line links from Web-Site Advert in Souvenir Festival Anniversary Brochure Inside Front Cover £200 (A5 Landscape h148x w210mm) Full Page : £160 (A5 Landscape h148x w210mm) 1/2 Page : £ 90 (A6 Portrait h148x w105mm) 1/4 Page : £ 60 (A7 Landscape h 74x w105mm) 

You can either supply your own artwork or we can do it for you – just let us know. Copy Deadline Date : July 17th 2020 

Asset Sponsors 

Support us by subsidising/providing the vital assets we need to deliver a successful Festival : 

Sound and Lights : Help us cover the cost of providing our professional sound and lighting for events across the Festival £500 

Stewards & Box Office: Whilst all our workers are volunteers, they must all be insured and looked after. Our official Steward Partner helps us cove these costs. £300 

Flowers : The introduction of more professional sets for our speakers has proven to be very popular. We have 6 main venues and they each need to be dressed appropriately with flower arrangements. £TBA 

Banners & Brochures : Help us dress the town with banners or contribute towards the cost of producing our popular brochures.  Banners £300. Brochures £500 

1/2 page advert in brochure. 4 x tickets to one event. Links from our web site to yours. Inclusion in our Newsletters. 

For full details please contact