The Chiaroscuro Quartet at the 2015 festival


Associate your business with a cultural highlight of the Essex calendar. Join Arts Council England, Anglian Water, Stoke by Nayland Golf Club and Spa, Primeware and The Mistley Thorn as 2017 supporters.

Each year Roman River Music sells almost 4,000 tickets to around 25 concerts, showcasing the idyllic towns and villages of coastal Essex and the Stour Valley.

Add your logo to our publicity which is seen by several tens of thousands of people over a wide area of North Essex.

I am genuinely impressed by the quality of musicians that the festival can attract. We only moved into Colchester recently, so could not attend many events – but 2016 will be another story! Gavin Boorman, 2015 audience member

You’ll be associated with a successful organisation which has a track record of bringing high quality musicians and creative programming to Essex. The relationship between the Festival and its sponsors is a mutually beneficial partnership which supports our work and promotes your business.

I feel very privileged having been a part of this wonderful celebration of music in Colchester.      Marina Athanasiou, Birkett Long, 2015 corporate sponsor

Elena Urioste at Roman River 2015
Elena Urioste at Roman River 2015

Supporting the festival will give you access to a target market of ABC1 professionals with disposable income. It enables you to support your community, benefit your employees and enhance your business profile.

It was a great pleasure and privilege for us to be able to be involved with two such outstanding concerts – thank you.         2015 sponsor

Please join us so that we can continue to attract musicians of international stature, win highly competitive national funding from distinguished organisations like Arts Council England and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, and make Essex even more a place to be proud of.

View 2016 Sponsorship proposal for companies

Please contact Roman River Music’s Chairman Harry Anderson, or there is further information below.

Sergio Tiempo ii lighterIndividual sponsorship

Your essential help will allow us to continue to invite the top international musicians, and continue to raise the cultural profile of Colchester and Essex.

View 2016 Sponsorship proposal for individuals

Specific benefits

There are considerable marketing and PR benefits for event sponsors. You can introduce your business to 30,000 people through the following media

  • Our website, which gets over thirty thousand pageviews per festival
  • Our festival brochure, sent out every May to 1,900 people with an ABC1 profile, and distributed widely across the local area. Your logo can go on the sponsors page and in a dedicated space next to your event.
  • Our posters, roadside signs and banners, seen by over thirty thousand people
  • Our beautifully designed 96-page festival programme book, read by almost 4,000 keen and receptive festival-goers who have paid up to £36 per ticket and fit the ABC1 classical music profile

Major sponsors can include a welcome message in the programme. Freestanding publicity signs highlighting the sponsor’s name and logo can be placed at the public entrance at the events, and sponsors are allocated complimentary tickets for the sponsored event to entertain clients and employees.

If you sponsor a concert in the festival, we can offer you reserved seating and some complimentary tickets.

We are looking for a 2-3 year relationship with a headline sponsor to develop the festival even further into an internationally renowned and wide-ranging arts festival.

Anthony Marwood
Patron of Roman River Music

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