Annual SETC 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.

Gay Street Bridge-Knoxville, Oil on Canvas by Knoxville, TN artist Mike C. Berry

70th Annual SETC Convention

Save the Date

  • Convention Dates: Feb. 27 – March 3, 2019
  • Convention Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Registration Opens: Oct. 15, 2018 (Noon ET)
  • Early-Bird Registration Deadline: Dec. 14, 2018 (Noon ET)
  • Online Registration Deadline: Jan. 22, 2019 (Noon ET)
  • Hotel Reservations Open: TBA
  • Conference Hashtag: #SETC2019

Present a Workshop

SETC seeks workshop presenters for one of the nation’s largest theatre conventions. Submit a proposal to present a workshop and share your theatre expertise with the SETC community.

Workshop Proposal Deadlines:
With Audio/Visual Requests: Aug. 31, 2018
Without Audio/Visual Requests: Sept. 14, 2018

Perform in a Festival

SETC is now inviting applications to perform in the 2019 Fringe Festival and Theatre for Youth Festival as part of the 70th annual SETC convention in Knoxville, TN.

2018 Convention Recap

Thank you to more than 4,500 theatre artists, managers, teachers, students and volunteers who helped make our 69th annual SETC Convention in Mobile, AL, March 7-11, 2018, a success!

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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.