Annual SETC Convention

Up Next: 71st Annual SETC Convention

2020 Convention Dates: Feb. 26 – March 1, 2020
2020 Convention City: Louisville, KY

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. Thanks to everyone who joins us to share their passion for theatre.

Convention Registration:

  • Online Registration Opens: Oct. 15, 2019 @ Noon ET
  • Hotel Reservations Open: TBA
  • Early-Bird Registration Deadline: Dec. 13, 2019 @ Noon ET
  • Refund Deadline: Jan. 15, 2020 @ Noon ET (See Refund Policy)
  • Online Registration Deadline: Jan. 22, 2020 @ Noon ET

Workshop Proposals:

Workshop Proposals are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted!
Accept/Decline Notifications will be sent by: Nov. 1, 2019
Registration Deadline for Accepted Presenters: Dec. 2, 2019 @ Midnight ET

Performance Festivals:

Apply to Perform

Compete to Perform

The path to participate in our region’s competitive Community Theatre Festival or High School Theatre Festival begins at the state level. Get in touch with your state organization, and break a leg!

Commercial Exhibits:

Now Accepting Booth Reservations


  • Young Scholars Award – For Undergraduate and Graduate Students
    Call for Papers Open Aug. 22 – Dec. 10, 2019

Stay Up to Date:

Flying to Louisville?

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for Southeastern Theatre Conference. Go to and enter Meeting Event Code NY2WM under “Advanced Search”. You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NY2WM. *Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number. 

Plan Ahead: 72nd Annual SETC Convention

2021 Convention Dates: March 10-14, 2021
2021 Convention City: Cincinnati, OH

Looking Back: 70th Annual SETC Convention

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