Annual SETC Convention

The 72nd annual SETC Convention

Convention Dates: March 3 – 7, 2021
Convention Location: Memphis, TN
Renasant Convention Center

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 5,000 members of our theatre community together for three and a half days of workshops, keynotes, performance festivals, auditions, college recruiting, job interviews, and more.

Convention Registration:

Registration dates will be announced late summer 2020

Hotel Reservations:

Reservation information will be announced late summer 2020

Stay Up To Date:

Conference Hashtag: #SETC2021
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Sched App Available Jan. 2021 – Sponsored by Arts People

Convention Activities

There are countless ways to participate in the SETC Convention. Registration gives you access to all keynote presentations, the Exhibit Hall, each production at all five theatre festivals, over 300 theatre workshops covering all interest areas and aspects of the industry, and general social and networking events. There are also more specialized events that require additional applications, fees, tickets, etc. With so many opportunities to engage with your theatre community, how will you get involved this year?

Apply for Awards:

Recipients of these awards will earn free registration for the 2021 SETC Convention in addition to other perks.

  • John Spiegel Theatrical Artist Award – For Students Pursuing Design/Tech Degrees
    Applications Accepted Oct. 16 – Dec. 6, 2020
  • KEAP Awards – For Deserving High School Students
    Nominations Accepted Nov. 1 – Jan. 15, 2021
  • Ready to Publish Award – For Playwrights
    Submissions Accepted Oct. 16 – Nov. 20, 2020
  • Tom Behm Award – For Professional Development in Theatre for Youth
    Applications Accepted Oct. 21, 2020 – Jan. 15, 2021
  • Young Scholars Award – For Undergraduate and Graduate Students
    Call for Papers Open Aug. 22 – Dec. 9, 2020

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Professional Training:


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Looking Back: 70th Annual SETC Convention

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2019 SETC Convention in Knoxville, TN!