Annual Convention

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.

2018 Convention Recap

Thank you to more than 5,000 theatre artists, managers, teachers, students and volunteers who helped make our 69th annual SETC Convention in Mobile, AL, March 7-11, 2018, a success!

Save the Date for 2019

70th Annual SETC Convention

  • Convention Dates: Feb. 27 – March 3, 2019
  • Convention Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Registration Opens: Oct. 2018*
  • Hotel Reservations Open: Nov. 2018*
  • Early-Bird Registration Deadline: Dec. 2018*
  • Online Registration Deadline: Jan. 2019*
  • Conference Hashtag: #SETC2019

* Specific Dates TBA

Behind-the-Scenes Videos

KET, a Kentucky-based PBS educational television network, stopped by the 2017 SETC Convention in Lexington, KY, to shoot behind-the-scenes educational videos featuring the Design Competition and High School Theatre Festival.