AACTFest 2025: Registration & Fees | AACT

AACTFest 2025: Registration & Fees

Catch the Excitement!

Step into the spotlight with your AACTFest registration! Enjoy an all-access experience featuring 12 transformative productions, exhilarating workshops and thought-provoking adjudications and keynote. Explore the bustling exhibitor booths and join in the excitement of exclusive giveaways. Your pass also grants you premier access to both virtual and onsite showcases of the cutting-edge design competition, the prestigious awards show, and a variety of vibrant social events. Experience the magic of community theatre like never before!

Festival registration Includes all 12 AACTFest productions, workshops, keynotes, exhibitor booths and giveaways, plus access to the virtual and onsite design competition displays, awards show, and social events.

Image of star with letters V I PSquare yellow box to mark each workshop titleVIP Package

Limited number available July 1, 2024 – March 1, 2025
Rate - $550
Experience AACTFest at its best! Enhance your AACTFEST experience by becoming a VIP. 

Your AACTFest VIP package includes:

  • AACTFest registration for all activities
  • AACTFest welcome gift package
  • Reserved seating – pick and reserve your seat ahead of time for all 12 shows!
  • Early hotel reservations at Festival Hotel (Marriot Downtown Des Moines) up to October 1, 2024.(Reservations open up to everyone after this date.)
  • No-hassle festival express check-in
  • VIP-only special event

VIP Registration

Square yellow box to mark each workshop titleEarly Bird  Registration
Available September 1, 2024 - March 1, 2025
Member Rate - $325
Non-Member Rate - $400

Square yellow box to mark each workshop titleAdvance Registration
Available March 2 - May 31, 2025
Member Rate - $425
Non-Member Rate - $510
Square yellow box to mark each workshop titleOnsite Registration
Available June 1 - June 29, 2025
Member Rate - $500
Non-Member Rate - $595

AACTFest Add-ons/Discounts

graphic bullet or dingbat 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 AACTFest25 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.
graphic bullet or dingbat Adult Monologue Competition - $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.
graphic bullet or dingbat Saturday Awards
Available Only After May 1, 2025

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

AACT 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 request, please email us at [email protected]. We will do our best to assist with your accessibility needs.

Refund Policy
Transfer/substitution requests are welcome through June 7, 2025. Refund, minus a 20% cancellation fee, will be made if cancellation and written request are received by May 31, 2025. For transfers or refund, please contact registrar, Karen Matheny at [email protected]


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