Bicester Choral
& Operatic Society

Did you know?

Generally our staged productions have costs in excess of £10,000 to present.
Our most recent production, Evita, was no exception with costs of over £12,500.

  • 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/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

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.  Our programmes vary in shape and size each year.  You can support us by advertising in these publications.

Staged Productions:- Audience ~ 650, advertising reach ~1800

MIKADO: A5 Portrait

Full page A5 Portrait (210mm w x 148mm High) : £80
Half page A6 Landscape– (105mm Wide x 148mm high) : £50

Quarter page portrait(105mm x 74mm) : £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 publicity@bcoswesing.org.uk to discuss in more detail

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, Chess, & Evita & were delighted with the success!
For Mikado we'll give you a year off - but we'll be back looking for sponsorship for our 2021 production of Little Shop of Horrors!

Front of House Sponsor

Our audience's Front of House (FOH) experience is as important to us as the show itself.

Good quality food and drink is important.

For the past couple of years we've tried to carry through the show's theme into front of house.

With HMS Pinafore we had nautical inspired beers "Pacifico'

For Chess we had Chess themed table cloths etc and Russian and American beers.

For Evita we had a similarly themed FOH, with Argentinian Wines and Beers.

The Miakdo will be set in the 60s and we hope to take ( some of) you on a trip down memory lane with 60s inspired refreshments, inclduing Mateus Rose amongst others!

Are you, or do you know, a local events/bar business that would be interested in associating themselves with the local community and supporting this side of our production?

We typically have costs in excess of £500 for the FOH and would love to be able to have somebody support us.  email publicity@bcoswesing.org.uk for more information

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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.
We are delighted that Bicester Village have agreed to be Event Sponsor for our show again this year.

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