North Carolina Theatre Conference

Engaging tomorrow’s artists, audiences and advocates

Who We Are

NCTC is North Carolina’s statewide service, leadership, and advocacy organization.

What We Do

We provide educational opportunities and professional development through our year-round events and programs.

Why We Do It

We work to champion a theatre industry that is strong, sustainable, innovative, collaborative, and connected.

54 Years in Operation
Founded in 1970

160+ Member Organizations

600+ Individual Donors

5,600+ Annual Program Participants

Producing Gathering

July 22, 2024

NCTC’s annual networking and professional development event for professional and community theatre staff, board members, and volunteers.

High School Play Festival

November 1-2 & November 8-9, 2024

Each fall, high schools from across the state at gather to perform and celebrate at regional festivals, and the top productions advance to the State High School Play Festival.


NCTC Members help support our programs and advocacy, and enjoy exclusive events and discounts.


From education to professional development, NCTC offers year-round programs to spotlight
and promote theatre in NC.


Browse our collection of tools and resources for advocacy, and diversity, equity, and inclusion, and view our training and consulting packages.

Jobs & Auditions

Recent theatre industry job listings and audition notices from across the state.

“I’ve been avidly involved with NCTC since my freshman year at Greensboro College (2008). I wouldn’t be where I am without NCTC. They helped me in my professional career and really introduced me to the directing side of theatre and the educational side, which is where I am now, teaching young artists in Greensboro. I am so grateful."
Cassie Shintay
NCTC College Day Alum

Our Members

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