Events & Festivals

SETC offers an array of national caliber events and festivals for theatre professionals and students of every theatre discipline. You can find information on our events by clicking any menu item to the left. Or read more below!

Annual Convention

Our signature annual convention, held every March for over 65 years, features more than 4,000 attendees, 300+ workshops, an Education Expo with 90+schools represented, 40+ Commercial Exhibitors, a Job Fair geared towards off-stage work, and much, much more. This is where it all comes together to create an exciting, dynamic event that truly has a life of its own.

SETC’s 68th Annual Convention will be held March 1-5, 2017, in Lexington, KY. Registration is now open.

Theatre Festivals

We offer five theatre performance festivals, where the best and the brightest talent in the nation showcase originial and revised works of art. It’s blood, sweat and tears for the months of preparation, and then, community theatres, high school winners, fringe performers and theatre’s creative class from across 10 southeastern states unveil their work before packed audiences who share the joy of live performance in a glittering array of emotions.


Fall, Spring, Professional, Grad, Undergrad — SETC has auditions for everyone. Dozens of venerated theatre companies from across the country gather twice a year to review top talent at SETC’s fall and spring professional auditions. The atmosphere is electric as outstanding singers, dancers and actors gather to give it their all to land a coveted role in theatre. In Spring, institutions of higher education audition and interview potential students for their programs.

Board of Director Meetings

Talent, dedication and commitment are all words that describe SETC’s Board of Directors.

From ExCom to Advisory, our Board carves out a dynamic future for the nation’s top theatre organization, while honoring our history and working tirelessly (and often without member’s knowledge) behind the scenes to make it all happen. Learn more about SETC Leadership.