One of the largest theatre festivals in the South - right in your own backyard.
The annual Florida Theatre Conference Festival encompasses a full world of performing arts - over three and a half days we will stage Secondary School, Theatre for Youth and Community Theatre Play Festivals. Our new DraMature Division will offer a fun and creative showcase. Over 65 workshops will be offered - including singing, acting, pantomime, dance, stage combat, directing, play writing, and all technical areas of the stage. Secondary School and College transfer students will audition for over thirty colleges and universities from around the nation - and then will be able to visit a College Fair for personal interviews. College and University students will compete for advancement to the Southeast Theatre Conference's spring festival, where they can gain access to the professional world of the theatre.
As a registered guest you will have full access to all three play festivals, all of the workshops, and the College Fair and Vendor Expo. Interested friends and family can purchase inexpensive day passes to watch the play festivals with you, and can join you at the closing ceremonies. The ceremonies will celebrate the festival and include a creative slide show presentation by secondary school students, awards, presentations and more.
Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida, plays host to the FTC Festival. They have given the festival full access to their campus, including three theatres and specialized performing arts workspaces. This beautiful campus is walking accessible, and includes a food court, lush grounds, and ample free parking. The Florida Theater Conference has blocked rooms in four nearby hotels to ensure reasonable rates, and will provide bus transportation to and from campus at the host hotel for your ease and safety.
Each of our divisions can be found by clicking on their tab at the top of the page. These divisions are Secondary School, Theatre for Youth, Community Theatre, College and University (Representatives and Students), DraMature Division, and Professional Theatre. There you will find more detailed information and registration forms. We have also included helpful guides to assist all levels of students in preparing for the many types of auditions offered at the festival.
By clicking on the Festival tab at the top of the page, you will find pages of information including a map of the campus, the list of hotels with blocked rooms (including registration information and a map), dining and local entertainment options, and more.
We look forward to seeing you at the festival.
Download the registration form here now.
NOTICE: Some division sections have been changed. If you come across an error on a page or you need a missing form, please use our contact page to email that Division representative directly.