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AACTFest 2023 Registration

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Square yellow box to mark each workshop titleFestival Registration
Festival registration includes tickets to all 12 AACTFest and Youth Festival shows, workshops, keynotes, exhibitor booths and giveaways, plus access to the virtual and onsite design competition displays, awards show, and social events.

Pre-Festival & On-site Registration $485 members  |  $560 non-members
AACT Youth Discount (18 and younger) $75 off registration
Competing/Advancing Company Member $10 off registration
Ticket Type 1 - Blocks– 50 tickets available for each block
Ticket sales end the day before the block date
$ 40 - Tuesday, 6/13 (Opening Ceremony + 2 shows) 6:30 pm
$ 40 - Wednesday, 6/14 Afternoon Block 1 (2 Shows) 1:00 pm  
$ 40 - Wednesday, 6/14 Afternoon Block 2 (2 Shows) 7:00  
$ 40 - Thursday, 6/15 Afternoon Block A (2 Shows) 1:00 pm  
$ 40 - Thursday, 6/15 Afternoon Block B (2 Shows) 3:55 pm
$ 60 - Friday, 6/16 Afternoon Block 1 (3 Shows) 1:00 pm
$ 40 - Friday, 6/16 Afternoon Block 2 (2 Shows) 7:00 pm
$ 40 - Saturday, 6/17 Afternoon Block (2 Shows) 1:00 pm
$40-$60 (see schedule at left)
Full Show Pass (Limited number available)
Tickets sales end Tuesday, June 12
$250 - Full Festival ShowPass
Saturday Awards Event (Limited number available) $50


Square yellow box to mark each workshop titleSpecial Events, Training & Competitions

Adjudication Training Seminar (limited to 15 people) - $150
The AACT Adjudication Training is an add-on event that will be held before and during the national festival.The $150 fee helps cover the costs of the five-plus days of intensive instruction. Registration to AACTFest23 is required. As a part of the curriculum, participants will also view AACTFest performances and receive additional training/assignments during festival week.  Register for the training when you register for AACTFest.

Youth Conference (limited to 30 people) - $40
The AACT Youth Theatre conference is for youth who aspire to be leaders within the arts and theatre communities. Participants will be exposed to a line-up of powerful theatre performances from around the country, engage in educational workshops, receive mentoring and shadowing from arts professionals and take part in activities that are challenging and fun! The conference is open to ages 12-18.

Belle of Louisville Sunset Steamboat Cruise (limited number available) - $30
Whether you’re admiring the sunset or dancing in the moonlight, enjoy yourself out on the river with a gentle breeze and good company. Concessions and bar will be available. The cruise two-hour excursion on the Belle of Louisville will be the evening of June 15, 2023. [Note: The Belle of Louisville is a historical venue and is not fully ADA-accessible: guests will need to walk up 10 steps from the elevator's final stop.]

Monologue Competition (adult and youth) - $25
Registration for the Monologue Competition must be completed with your online festival registration. There will be a youth division and adult division. Participation is limited, so early registration is highly recommended.

Design Competition
Virtual Entry Fee: $35
Onsite Display Entry Fee: $35
The AACT 2023 National Design Competition showcases the best of community theatre in this country. It is an opportunity for your theatre and designers to shine. AACT-member theatres and their designers enter designs for projects occurring between July 1, 2011 and May 1, 2023.  There will be five design categories: Scenic, Lighting, Properties, Costume, and Special Design. Cash prizes for top designs in each category.

**Refund Policy

Transfer/substitution requests are welcome through June 7. Refund, minus a 20% cancellation fee, will be made if cancellation and written request are received by May 31. For transfers or refunds please contact registrar, Karen Matheny at [email protected].


Forgot to select an add-on? Reach out to your Registrar, Karen Matheny at [email protected] or at 817-732-3177 x2.


AACTFEST is committed to continually improving our efforts to ensure you have access to all the event amenities. We welcome and encourage all feedback and suggestions. For any accessibility-related questions or requests please email us at [email protected]. We will do our best to assist your accessibility needs.

To learn more about Arts Accessibility at the KY Performing Arts Center visit https://www.kentuckyperformingarts.org/about-KPA/arts-accessibility

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