Venue Sponsorships

By  GALA Expert 

 May 29, 2023 

  

Your organization can be the sponsor of one of the three performance halls. These include Orchestra Hall, the Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) and Central Lutheran Church.


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Your organization can be the sponsor of one of the three performance halls. These include Orchestra Hall, the Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) and Central Lutheran Church.

Orchestra Hall

Located at Peavey Plaza on 11th Street between the pedestrian Nicollet Mall and Marquette Avenue in downtown Minneapolis, it seats 2,089 people.  1,200 are seated on the gently sloping main floor with the remaining seats located on three balcony levels along the sides and rear of the hall.  Opened in 1974 (and remodeled in the last decade) by Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, the auditorium is actually a second building separated (in order to improve acoustics) by a one-inch gap from the building’s shell.  Designed in a modernist style to be accessible to all, it features a stage with unusual cubes to enhance sound. The hall is compliant with the Americans with Disability Act.

Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC)

The largest indoor, contiguous convention center in the upper Midwest with 1.6 square miles of meeting and event space, the MCC will be home to our information desk, the GALA Festival store and vendor booths.  The expandable spaces are ideal for workshops as well as ensembles. Located at 1301 2nd Avenue South, the building is fully compliant with the American with Disabilities Act.

Central Lutheran Church

Located at 333 South 12th Street, Central Lutheran Church is one of the largest Gothic-style churches in the region and is known for its excellent acoustics and stunning pipe organ.  It is the perfect space for classical and a cappella choirs.  Constructed from 1926 – 1928, it features classic arched stained glass windows, choir and transept.  The space holds about 1,000 attendees comfortably split between the main floor and balconies.  It is conveniently located across the street from the MCC.

The benefits of being a Hall Sponsor include:

  • Your logo is displayed in the front of the hall during the run of the Festival 2024.
  • You logo is also displayed on signage at the hall’s entrance.
  • Featured in video intro of key performances.
  • Verbal recognition (from the stage in performances) as the hall sponsor.
  • Social media customizable digital ads with logo including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
  • Festival E-Application banner ad with link.
  • Website home page logo.
  • Website Festival “About” page logo (click-through).
  • Program ad, full page.
  • Logo featured plus two “spotlight” articles in e-mails and on-line newsletters to entire membership.
  • Media release sponsor recognition.
  • Comp tickets: 8 tickets for each performance in the hall you sponsor.
  • Pinnacle Auction tickets: 8 tickets.

Investment

  • Orchestra Hall:  $20,000
  • Minneapolis Convention Center: $15,000.
  • Central Lutheran: $10,000