68th Annual Convention

When:  March 1-5, 2017
Where: Lexington, KY

Each year, the Southeastern Theatre Conference invites theatre lovers of all kinds — actors, singers, dancers, designers, technicians, stage managers, directors, playwrights, teachers, students, professionals, academicians, etc. — to gather together in celebration of the art of theatre. The annual SETC Convention brings over 4,000 members of our theatre community together for three and a half days of workshops, keynotes, performance festivals, auditions, college recruiting, job interviews, and more. Join us in Lexington, KY, March 1-5, 2017, to share your passion for theatre.

Photo by R. Finkelstein James Madison University

Convention Schedule

The 2017 convention schedule is available online via the SETC 2017 Sched app (sponsored by Arts People) as well as in the printed program (available when you check in on site at the Lexington Convention Center’s Heritage Lobby).

Choose Your Activities

There are countless ways to participate at the SETC Convention. With so many opportunities to engage with your theatre community, how will you get involved this year?



Beer Break
College/University Reception
Design/Tech Mixer
Disney Reception
Mentorship Opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities



Design Awards Ceremony
Friday Luncheon
Saturday Banquet & Gala
Special Access Pass



Festival Performances:
High School, Community, 10-Minute Play, Fringe and Theatre for Youth

Social Networking

Connect with fellow attendees, and stay up to date:

A Look at Last Year’s Convention

Thank you to more than 4,800 theatre artists, managers, teachers, students and volunteers who helped make our 67th annual SETC Convention in Greensboro, NC, March 2-6, 2016, a success!