Fri, Mar 01 - Fri, Mar 08 2019

Big Mouth Comedy Festival,

Portsmouth Guildhall, England, United Kingdom Portsmouth Guildhall, England, United Kingdom
One Sponsor Confirmed
Victorious Festival

  • About the event

    The Big Mouth Comedy Festival triumphantly returns to the Portsmouth Guildhall for its second year! Be part of this major comedy event and receive significant exposure in our marketing, branding and PR campaigns prior to and at the event itself.

    In March 2018 we attracted 2,000 vistors across the festival weekend, featuring comedians like Russell Kane, Zoe Lyons, Andy Parsons, Seann Walsh and Lee Nelson. The brand new event brought one of the biggest and best comedy festivals to the city, with top class comedy billing, some of the finest comedy the country has ever seen, including ‘Best of the Fringe’ preview acts and the crème de la crème of rising, local talent.

    Now the event is back for March 2019 and we are extending the festival across the week. 

    Festival Line Up:

    •Friday March 1st: Headliner Milton Jones and support acts including Jo Caulfield and Ivo Graham.

    •Saturday March 2nd: ‘Best of Fringe’, Q&A’s and panels with Neil Morrissey and John Thompson, and the University of Portsmouth.

    •Thursday March 7th: A night of Comedy Theatre.

    •Friday March 8th: A night of stand up comedy showcasing the latest new talent.


    Why should you sponsor?

    Sponsor this event and get access to 2,000-3,000 visitors, with a male/female 55%/45% ratio and a core age of 25-55. Enjoy intense marketing and branding presence to a diverse and accessible audience and enjoy exposure to our whole venue audience in the lead up to the event.

    That's exposure to:

    1.3 million unique website users

    40,000+ database subscribers

    15,000+ social media followers

    Over 1/4 million Guildhall users.


    And all proceeds from the event go towards our Renaissance Campaign, a building wide restoration programme to future proof this iconic building for the next 100 years!

    Katherine Scott

    I am Katherine Scott the Commerical Manager and Sponsorship Manager for the Portsmouth Guildhall (operated by the Portsmouth Cultural Trust, a registered charity). I have a background in corporate relationship building and management and high end customer service. I used to be ASM for the UK's largest commercial art gallery group and have been with the Portsmouth Guildhall for 10 months. In my time here I am delighted to say I have cemented lasting and mutually beneficial sponsor relationships with a number of businesses and corporates across the south coast. 

    2 sponsor testimonials:

    1. Corporate Sponsor of the Venue: “Solent Networks are pleased to support Portsmouth Cultural Trust and Portsmouth Guildhall as we believe it’s important for local businesses to support each other. With the Guildhall and the Trust in place, Portsmouth benefits greatly and the area would be a totally different place without it.  It’s great to be involved in something that provides entertainment, education and heritage and that hopefully will be enjoyed by generations to come. Not only local business owners but parents - we want (and actively encourage) our children to enjoy music and the arts, so showing our support for the Trust is a natural thing to do. We also enjoy the benefits it brings! One of which is talking with Katherine Scott, the Commercial Manager who, whether it be over coffee or just via email, is always lovely to work and chat with, and is super efficient at what she does.” - Sarah Khambay, Commercial Manager, Solent Networks

    2. Sponsor of Comic Con 2018: “Progression has tried various forms of advertising over the years, some has been effective, others not so much.
    When we were approached by Katherine about sponsoring “Comic Con” we jumped at the chance. This appealed to us because we would have a large audience in one place and over an entire weekend. Being a comic convention, it meant we would have an endless supply of characters to have fun with to help us showcase our work. From life size cut outs you could have your photo taken with, to self adhesive vinyls of your favourite super hero, as well as Tardis wrapped lift doors, it gave us a great opportunity for potential customers to see our work up close and personal. Unlike other forms of advertising, potential customers can see something tangible as opposed to images and text on an email or website. Comic Con really was a great success for Progression and we look forward to working with Katherine and the team in the future.”
    - Jonathan Akers, Production Director


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  • 1001-2500 attendees expected

    55% Male Attendees

    45% Female Attendees

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    The Big Portsmouth Comedy Fest Media Pack 2019.pdf Download

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3 available packages from £1000 to £5000

Headline Sponsor

As the Headline Sponsor across the whole event (full 4 days of festival) you will receive Official Sponsor Package plus: Recognized as Headline Sponsor 'Big Mouth Comedy Festival Sponsored By...' Credit in PR campaigns and press releases prior to the event. Logo/credit on all marketing, branding and advertising materials, including flyers, posters, billboards and on all digital campaigns. Additional 15 free tickets to share with your staff, stakeholders and friends/family. Private drinks reception on festival opening night for you and your 30 guests. Opportunity to brand the Main Auditorium circle. Featured on Main Stage graphics during performances.

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Official Event Sponsor

As an Official Sponsor (full 4 days of festival) you will receive Supporting Sponsor package plus: Logo included on banner advertisement on event e-shots to Guildhall database. Featured on event branded billboards. Logo/credit on social media platforms. Additional 10 free tickets to share with your staff, stakeholders and friends/family.

3 available

Supporting Sponsor

As Supporting Sponsor you will receive digital exposure on our website and on our advertising screens in the build up to and during the festival itself. Logo/credit on event website. Logo on event marketing and branding - print and digital. Screen advertising across the venue. x6 free tickets to share with your staff, stakeholders and friends/family.

5 available

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