Outdoor Theatre

In 2017, the Institute of Outdoor Theatre transitioned into its new partnership and management relationship with SETC. SETC is maintaining and building upon services that have long been valued by the outdoor theatre community, including Summer and Outdoor Theatre Auditions, an annual national conference, year-round consulting, and online resources.

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National Conference on Outdoor Theatre

Each Fall, theatre leaders convene for a multi-day networking event where conference attendees trade insights and explore new concepts. It is an opportunity to meet others in the industry and share experiences.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, the 2021 Conference will be presented virtually to attendees.

More Information on the 2021 Outdoor Theatre Conference will become available in July, 2021.

Summer and Outdoor Theatre Auditions

2021 auditions for outdoor theatre are now completed and closed

SETC Summer & Outdoor Theatre Auditions Moved to March 26 – 27, 2021

Due to COVID-19, the Summer & Outdoor Theatre Auditions, originally scheduled for January 15-16, 2021, were held on March 26-27, 2021 and were conducted 100% online.

Registration Opens:  January 11, 2021
Registration Deadline:  March 15, 2021

SETC Outdoor Theatre hosts auditions for summer and outdoor theatres looking to cast acting, singing, dancing and stage combat positions. Interviews are also available for technical positions.  Both outdoor and indoor theatres are invited to participate. Click the link below to learn about these auditions and to register. 

Theatre Consulting Network

SETC and the Institute of Outdoor Theatre have combined their consulting and technical assistance programs in a new initiative: the Theatre Consulting Network. The Theatre Consulting Network will draw on the resources of a national network of theatre specialists to advise organizations on a comprehensive range of issues.



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