Institute of Outdoor Theatre (IOT)

The Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) is transitioning into management of the Institute of Outdoor Theatre. By July 1, 2017, SETC will be responsible for continuing and building upon the services that have long been valued by IOT members, including Outdoor Theatre Auditions, an annual conference, year-round consulting, online resources, and more. Stay tuned for more details.

IOT Conference

The 2016 IOT conference was held October 21-22, 2016, in Chillicothe, OH, hosted by The Scioto Society, producers of Tecumseh!  Learn More | View Photos

Summer Theatre Auditions

Each January, the Institute of Outdoor Theatre conducts auditions for summer theatre including acting, singing, dance and stage combat auditions. Interviews are also available for technical positions and internship opportunities. The 2017 auditions will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Wright Auditorium on the campus of East Carolina University. Learn More


Starting a new theatre is a complex series of tasks involving critical legal, logistical, artistic and managerial decisions. Likewise, building a new physical theatre requires expert advice on architecture, acoustics, customer services and backstage design. Over the past 50 years, the Institute of Outdoor Theatre has worked with scores of communities to prepare detailed and comprehensive feasibility studies prepared by teams of professional consultants.  Learn More