The New England Theatre Conference is proud to announce our

 67th Annual Convention

"Connecting the Dots to Creating Theater"

October 25th and 26th in Nashua, NH


To view a list of confirmed workshops and presenters, CLICK HERE!

We can’t wait to see you on October 25& 26th in New Hampshire!

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We are thrilled to announce our incredibly talented keynote speakers for this year's convention!


On Friday at 4:30pm, Tricia Rose Burt, writer, performer and featured storyteller with The Moth, will give an all convention keynote speech, followed by a Q&A. Tricia will be back for a storytelling workshop on Saturday so sign up now, space is limted!



On Saturday, NETC will honor Tony Award-Winning Broadway Producer, Ken Davenport at our Annual Excellence in Theatre Awards. Ken will be awarded our highest honor, the Elliot Norton Major Award and he will give a closing keynote speech.

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We are proud to partner with the following New Hampshire Theatre organizations for our convention!


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What is the NETC Convention?

The annual convention is a place for theatre practitioners to come together to learn, share, network, and celebrate theatre in New England. The weekend will include workshops for all our of divisions: High School, College, Community, and Professional; play readings from our award winning playwriting competitions, Keynote Speakers and our Annual Excellence in Theatre Awards.


What will I learn at the NETC Convention?

At the convention you will have the opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals, your colleagues, and master class presenters. There is something from everyone, no matter what area of theatre you are in. Each day is filled with workshops, network events, and keynote speakers. In addition, Friday will include our Annual HS Olympiad and a key note speech from Tricia Rose Burt, writer, performer, and featured storyteller for The Moth. Saturday will include a special audition workshop for people interested in the 2020 NETC Auditions, play readings, our Annual Excellence in Theatre Awards - keynote speech from Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Ken Davenport, and our first 24 Hour Play Festival!


What will I bring back to my organization/theater?

  • Ideas, contacts, best practices shared by theater professionals from across New England.
  • A greater knowledge of how NETC works with each theatrical division we represent and how you can be more involved.
  • A reinvigorated sense of excitement for the work your organization does. 

Who should attend?

EVERYONE is welcome from high school students and educators, to professional actors, technicians, directors, and producers. The convention is designed to include workshops for every division of theatre and workshops are for all levels. Our goal is to bring people from all different areas of theatre together for a weekend full of learning and networking.


Interested in presenting at the 2019 Convention?

Each year we are fortunate to have extraordinary theatre professionals from across New England, facilitate exciting and relevant workshops for our attendees. If you are interested in presenting a workshop, you can LEARN MORE HERE about what will presented this year and submit a proposal for consideration. 



Registration is open online. If you have any questions about the schedule before registering, please let us know –


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Hotel Information

Guest rooms for the convention are $149 per night, make sure to say you are registering for the New England Theatre Conference event to get the “convention rate.” The cutoff for the convention rate is October 4, 2019.


Courtyard Marriott Nashua

2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua, NH

(603) 880-9100 – call for reservations


School Groups

We've sent information to schools across New England and we hope to have a huge turnout from high school groups. If you have a school group that is interested in coming visit our SCHOOL GROUP SECTION for more information. If you have additional questions about registering a school, email us! The Olympiad is NOT required for registering.

Special Ticket Events

Special Ticket Events: (these are a la carte, and can be purchased with or without registration):

Friday Networking Dinner / Awards / Keynote (Free to Olympiad Participants)

Price: $25.00

Saturday Reception & Play Festival (Free to Festival Participants)

Price: $25.00

Individual Complete Weekend Deal (includes full registration, Friday Networking Event, and Saturday Reception)

Price: $155.00

Student Complete Weekend Deal (includes full registration, Friday Networking Event, and Saturday Reception)

Price: $100.00