AACTFest 2025 Site Selection | AACT

AACTFest 2025 Site Selection


AACT is looking for an welcoming location to present  AACTFest 2025!  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 presenting the National AACTFest 2025 Theatre Festival, please complete the AACTFest RFP Site Inquiry Form and requirements by August 1, 2022. Deadline has been extended to August 7th, 2022!

Announcement and Distribution of RFP  
 June 1, 2022            

Deadline to Submit Online Site Form and Letters of Support    

 August 1, 2022 
Deadline extended to August 7th

Finalists Notified

 August 30, 2022

Site Visits    

 Fall 2022    

Bid Awarded    

 Spring 2023

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 8-14, 2025 or June 15-21, 2025.

To Submit a Proposal:

  1. Review the AACTFest 2025 RFP Site Guidelines and AACTFest 2025 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 2025 RFP Site Guidelines                 AACTFest 2025 Theatre Technical Guidelines  

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

AACTFest 2023 RFP Host Inquiry Form Deadline August 7, 2022

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