Bicester Choral
& Operatic Society

Did you know?

Generally our staged productions have costs of around £10,000 to present.

  • The supporting professional band can represent as much as 30% of the costs
  • less than 70% of the show's income is generated from ticket sales
  • Front of House sales, Advertising and Sponsorship help us to plug the gap
  • As a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation BCOS does not receive any public funding
  • We rely on the generosity of individuals, organisations, businesses, charitable trusts &                         foundations and our audiences to help us survive in an increasingly difficult economic climate

Sponsor an Instrument!

In 2016, for the first time, we offered individuals the chance to sponsor the orchestra for our staged production, Carmen The Musical, and we were delighted that so many people stepped forward and supported us.  We did the same for Pinafore this year and were delighted with the success!


2018... "Give us a Hand!"

Chess sees us back in the 1980s and we're supported by three synthesizers!
This year we're asking you to quite literally 'give us a hand', by sponsoring a keyboard players hand!
Click on the image form more details

Advertise with us

For each of our events we produce a professionally printed full colour programme for our audience, with notes, soloist biographies and additional information.  
You can support us by advertising in these publications.

Staged Productions:- audience  600-800, advertising reach ~ 2000

This year's show programme will be square, rather than A5, to reflect the chess board theme.

Full page square A4 width (210mm x 210mm): £80
Half page (210mm wide x 105mm high) or portrait (105mm wide x 210mm high): £50
Quarter page  105mm x 105mm: £30

Concerts: - audience 150/200, advertising reach ~500 

Full page A5 (portrait) : £60
Half page A6 (landscape) : £30

Quarter page A7 (portrait) : £20


In addition to adverts we also offer the opportunity for event sponsors.  
Please contact us via [email protected] to discuss in more detail

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Event/Ticket Sponsorship

For our larger events/staged productions, that reach a wider audience we are keen to forge links with local businesses who wish to become Event Sponsors and Ticket Sponsors.

Your business could become sole/joint sponsor of the event, with your business' name/logo appearing on all promotional material 
Prices will vary dependant on the event and associated costs. 


Your business name and details on all tickets sold
Prices available on request.
Staged Shows: sponsor one night or all nights

Corporate Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors who advertise in our performance programmes also play an important part in supporting the Society.  If you are a local business and are keen to build your corporate responsibility profile and/or get involved with supporting music and drama in the area whilst broadening awareness of products and services, you could become a "Corporate Sponsor".
Two levels of Corporate Sponsorship, depending on your budget and the level of benefits.
  • Gold:
    Full page advert in programme
    2 free tickets for each production
    Link to your company website on BCOS site
    Annual cost of package: £250
  • Silver:
    Half page advert in programme
    1 free ticket for each production
    Link to your company website on BCOS site
    Annual cost of package: £125

Current Sponsors