AACTFest 2023 Hosting


AACT is looking for an welcoming location and host theatre for AACTFest 2023!  AACTFest is the biennial festival of plays produced by the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT). The two-year cycle begins with state and regional festivals and ends with a National Festival and Conference.

If your theatre would be interested in hosting the National AACTFest 2023 Theatre Festival, please complete the AACTFest RFP Host Inquiry Form and requirements by March 1, 2020.

Announcement and Distribution of RFP  
January 22, 2020              

Deadline to Submit Online Host Inquiry Form and Letters of Support    

March 1, 2020

Finalists Notified

May, 30, 2020

Site Visits    

Summer/Fall 2020    

Bid Awarded    

Spring 2021

The National Festival has occurred every two years since 1969; in its current format and as AACTFest, since 1987. It is a unique opportunity for companies, individual participants, and observers to learn, teach, improve, impress, network, and socialize. The festival draws from 400-600 people. Attendees include AACT members, local ticket buyers, guests, staff, performing companies, exhibitors, and workshop leaders.

Dates: AACT's preference is to hold the National Festival Sunday to Sunday from June 11-17, 2023 or June 18-24, 2023.

To Submit a Proposal:

  1. Review the AACTFest 2023 RFP Hosting Guidelines and AACTFest 2023 Theatre Technical Guidelines
  2. Submit the Online Request For Proposal (RFP) Inquiry Form below
  3. Submit Letters of Support from: (Submit Letters of Support to Conference Coordinator Jill Patchin at jill@aact.org)
    • The main host company and venue representative if applicable
    • Proposed Festival Hotel
    • Other areas of support (i.e: Politicians, Chamber of Commerce, Arts Councils, Additional Host locations, etc...)

AACTFest 2023 RFP Hosting Guidelines                 AACTFest 2023 Theatre Technical Guidelines  

If you have any questions please contact Conference Coordinator Jill Patchin at jill@aact.org

AACTFest 2023 RFP Host Inquiry Form Opens January 22, 2020

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