2020 ADVERTISING INFORMATION

There are many great reasons to advertise with Candlelight Theatre!

  • Your message will reach 20,000 people a year (more than 3,000 people per mainstage production)
  • On average, audience members are older than 35 with high levels of discretionary income
  • We are the ONLY dinner theatre in Delaware, and one of only a few within a 100-mile radius of our location
  • You will be viewed as a supporter of the arts; theatre-goers tend to be loyal to businesses who support the arts because they understand the connection between the arts and quality of life
  • Your advertising dollars help us continue to provide high-quality live entertainment to the community at a reasonable price

Haven’t experienced Candlelight for yourself? Here are some of our patrons’ comments: “This place is unique, fun, and worth every penny of the ticket!”   “Not only will I come back again, but I’ll share Candlelight Theatre with others who are keen about classic quality entertainment.”   “This venue is not to be missed. I drive 90 miles each way.”   “The show is comparable to anything you will see on Broadway.”   “This treasure in Delaware is THE place to enjoy top-notch professional shows at a fraction of the big-city price.”

PLAYBILL ADVERTISING

Finished playbills measure 5½ inches wide by 8½ inches high, and are printed on high quality glossy paper with a color front and back cover. Every audience member attending Candlelight Theatre mainstage shows receives a playbill. Your playbill advertisement will be seen by more than 3,000 people per show run (20 – 25 shows in a run). Season advertisers will reach approximately 20,000 Candlelight audience members! Theatre-goers tend to thoroughly read playbills at the theatre and often bring them home as keepsakes and pass them along to friends and family.

  • The 6X (season rate) includes advertising in all 6 mainstage playbills during 2020
  • The 1X rate is the rate to advertise in single playbills. Deadlines for advertising in the playbills of the 2020 shows are as follows:
    • Cabaret (January 18 – February 23, 2020)
      • Deadline to reserve space: January 2, 2020
      • Deadline to submit ad: January 6, 2020
    • Something’s Afoot (March 14 – April 26, 2020)
      • Deadline to reserve space:  February 24, 2020
      • Deadline to submit ad:  March 3, 2020
    • Rumors (May 16 – June 21, 2020)
      • Deadline to reserve space:  April 27, 2020
      • Deadline to submit ad:  May 4, 2020
    • Sweet Charity (July 11 – August 23, 2020)
      • Deadline to reserve space:  June 22, 2020
      • Deadline to submit ad:  June 29, 2020
    • Memphis (September 12 – October 25, 2020)
      • Deadline to reserve space:  August 24, 2020
      • Deadline to submit ad:  August 31, 2020
    • Scrooge (November 14 – December 20, 2020)
      • Deadline to reserve space:  October 26, 2020
      • Deadline to submit ad: November 2, 2020
    • Double Center (Center Spread) ad is composed of two, side-by-side full pages in the center of the program.
    • Outside Back Cover ad is a full-page color ad. All of the other ads are black-and-white.
    • A business card may be submitted as a quarter-page ad.
    • Ads must be submitted print-ready, as a JPG, PDF, or PNG, minimum 300 DPI.
    • Full-Page 2020 season playbill advertisers (Full Page, Inside Back Full Page, Outside Back Full Page and Double Center) receive a FREE closed-circuit digital screen color ad for 2020 season.
    • Nonprofit advertisers receive a 15% discount on any size ad.
    • Space cannot be reserved without payment.
    • Send ads electronically to Gerri Weagraff at ads.candlelighttheatre@gmail.com.
    • Mail advertiser form with check or credit card information to Candlelight Ads, c/o Gerri Weagraff,

    803 Smyrna Avenue, Wilmington DE 19809. OR call Gerri Weagraff at 302-379-3036 to place the ad order.

DIGITAL TV SCREEN ADVERTISING

This is a color ad that will run on Candlelight Theatre’s closed-circuit 55-inch flat-screen television located in the theatre, in full view of the entire audience. It will be seen by more than 20,000 people a year, on a rotating basis along with other digital screen advertisers. The screen ads will run during the two-hour period prior to showtime for the 6 mainstage productions. They will also run during monthly Comedy Nights, special shows, and concerts.

  • Full-Page 2020 season playbill advertisers (Full Page, Inside Back Full Page, Outside Back Full Page and Double Center) receive a FREE closed-circuit digital screen color ad for 2020 season.
  • Digital screen ad must be submitted presentation-ready in a widescreen 16 X 9 aspect ratio. JPG, TIFF, PDF, Word, and PowerPoint formats are accepted, in a file size that is under 10 MB.
  • Nonprofit advertisers receive a 15% discount.
  • Space cannot be reserved without payment.
  • Send ads electronically to Gerri Weagraff at ads.candlelighttheatre@gmail.com.
  • Mail advertiser form with check or credit card information to Candlelight Ads, c/o Gerri Weagraff,