From education to professional development, NCTC offers year-round programs to spotlight and support theatre in North Carolina.

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

Middle School Play Festival

March 2025

Each spring, our Middle School Play Festival gives schools from across the state the opportunity to share their talents and celebrate their collective achievements.

College Day

November 23, 2024

A one-stop event for high school students to audition or present a design portfolio and meet 25+ theatre departments at NC colleges at our College Fair, all in one place, in one day.


Applications Open: Spring 2025

Each spring, NCTC opens applications for one of two rotating scholarships: the William Rackley Undergraduate Theatre Scholarship and the Constance Welsh Theatre Scholarship.

Producing Gathering

July 22, 2024

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

Theatre Admin Intensive

Spring 2025

A full-day crash course in nonprofit arts administration, where emerging leaders and college students learn what it takes to start and run a theatre company.

NCTC Awards

December 2024

Annual awards presented to companies, schools and individuals who have exhibited leadership roles in their community, as well as artistic, professional or educational excellence.

Fundraising Partner Program


Get your community involved in supporting NCTC and keeping our costs affordable by hosting a fundraising and donating the proceeds!