Florida Theatre Conference
The 2018 FTC Festival will be held October 24-27, 2018 in Gainesville, FL
See you next year on the Santa Fe College Campus!

Select the image below to view the 2017 FTC Slide Show.

The annual Florida Theatre Conference Festival encompasses a full world of performing arts – over three and a half days we will stage High School, Theatre for Youth, Middle School Community Theatre Play Festivals, the  DraMature and Inclusion Festival Showcases. The 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.

High School and College transfer students will audition for over fifty colleges and universities from around the nation – and then will be able to visit a College Fair for personal interviews.

College Transfer Auditions will be held on Thursday, High School Tech Auditions will be held on Thursday, and High School Acting/Music Theatre Auditions will be held on Friday.

College and University students may compete for advancement to the Southeast Theatre Conference’s spring festival, where they can gain access to the professional world of the theatre (NOTE: this SETC Professional Audition registration is directly on the SETC website: setc.org).

As a registered guest you will have full access to all five 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 Closing Ceremonies will celebrate the Festival and include a creative slide show presentation by high 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 Theatre Conference has blocked rooms in several nearby hotels to ensure reasonable rates, BUT WILL NOT provide bus transportation to and from campus and the hotels.

Each of our divisions can be found by clicking on their link at the top of the page under Divisions. These divisions are High School, Theatre for Youth, Community Theatre, College and University, SETC Auditions, DraMature Division, Middle School 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 selecting the Festival link 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.

Go to the FTC Membership Form page here.

NOTICE: Some division sections have been changed. If you come across an error on a page or you need a missing form, please either write us at: 5650 Park Boulevard, Suite 7 Pinellas Park, FL 33781, call us at 727-544-8913 or use our contact page to email that Division representative directly.

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Why Join FTC?

As a member of FTC, you will receive numerous benefits. These include the many events hosted at the yearly Festival, as well as the FTC newsletters. Benefits are outlined on our Why Join FTC? page.

FTC Newsletter

One of the benefits of membership is our Newsletter which is published three times a year. Every newsletter gives our members information about the individuals and events that influence Florida theatre, as well as articles celebrating the successes of individuals and theatrical groups.
Newsletter: Winter 2018

2017 FTC Program Schedule

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2017 FTC Festival Winners

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Santa Fe College

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Santa Fe College

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SETC Auditions

Main Screening Page

Production Guide

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Workshop Application

Please consider sharing your talents by presenting a workshop for our attendees. These workshops are listed in some detail in the festival program and are highly sought after, so submit early!
Submit your application here.

Vendors & Advertisers

We would like to take this opportunity to personally invite your company to the Florida Theatre Conference Festival in Gainesville, Florida, this coming fall.
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With the decrease in funding for the arts from the State of Florida, your contributions are becoming increasingly important to allow us to continue providing services to the theatre institutions of Florida. Please include any contribution you can.