ERCU can offer advertising opportunities throughout the season, with the potential audience reach between November and June exceeding 4,000 people. Some advertisers choose to take out a regular advert in every concert programme, and we are happy to discuss a bulk discount for advertising on this basis. One-off adverts are also welcomed. If you wish to discuss advertising with us, contact

Prices for standard concert advertising are as follows:

Full page £100
1/2 page £75
1/4 page £50

If you are interested in advertising in the Messiah concert programme, please contact us for a list of prices.

Other advertising opportunities – such as brand inclusion on publicity material, soloist sponsorship and trade stands – also occasionally arise. Please get in touch if you would like more information about these.

Specifications & Artworking Guidelines

Publication page size – A5 (148.5mm x 210mm)

Advert sizes

Full Page:
Option 1: to edge of page. This requires bleed. The artwork size including bleed is 154.5mm wide x 216mm tall. The finished size once the publication is cut down to size is 148.5mm wide x 210mm tall.
Option 2: inside the page with white border applied by our designers. Advert does not require bleed and is to the following size 135mm wide x 195mm tall.

Half Page:
Advert does not require bleed and is to the following sizes
Half page vertical: 68mm wide x 195mm tall.
Half page horizontal: 138mm wide x 95mm tall.

Quarter page:
Advert does not require bleed and is to the following size mm wide x mm tall.
68mm wide x 95mm tall

Artwork specifications


Colour mode: Full colour, CMYK. Please make sure there are no RGB elements included in your design.

Resolution: 300 dpi (dots per inch). Lower resolutions will compromise print quality. Please be careful that any logos and images used are also at this resolution.

Acceptable formats: PDF, EPS, TIFF, JPEG. Please make sure that all fonts are embedded when saving artwork. Please avoid sending open documents.

Technical enquiries (quoting ERCU adverts) to:
Anna Chapman
Fogbank Design