Through the work of the Sponsorship department, we strive to encourage businesses and organizations (in and around the town) to support our aim to enhance and enrich the lives of residents, through partnership in local events, culture, and in the presentation of the local surroundings.

Events sponsorship

We host a number of different events in and around the town throughout the year, from the rocking Rhythm and Blues Festival, to the prestigious Mayor's Ball, to the challenging Darlington 10km. Many of these events benefit by partnership with sponsors.

We work closely with potential sponsors to find the right event for you, and we will do our best to deliver a professional service. All benefits will be discussed to suit your individual requirements and we will secure the support of local press and radio to promote events.

Roundabout sponsorship

By sponsoring a roundabout, you will be demonstrating your commitment to improving the town, whilst also raising your company’s profile.

The roundabouts are landscaped and maintained by Street Scene and sponsoring helps to present the traffic islands as an asset to the appearance of the town. The signage gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to presenting Darlington at its best.

We have 14 roundabouts available, situated within residential areas as well as the town centre.

Darlington Hippodrome

Darlington Hippodrome has recently reopened after a £13.7 million restoration and the theatre stages over 300 performance per year to a region-wide audience of more than 170,000 people.  As well as a heritage led restoration to the auditorium increasing the seating capacity to 1000, the theatre also offers corporate hire and meeting spaces, exhibition galleries, café bars and an education centre.

We can offer corporate partnerships that will suit a wide variety of businesses and offer benefits that reflect your commitment to keeping the arts alive in Darlington. Visit Darlington Hippodromes website to find out more.

We aim to foster and build long-term, mutually beneficial relationships in Darlington. If you are interested in being involved in any aspect of sponsorship, please call 01325 406990 or email the events team