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American Association of Community Theatre--Improving Communities One Theatre at a Time

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Set the stage for success.

Whatever your size–whatever your budget–AACT is here to help.


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Empty theatre--we'll help you fill it.


Come to the Source

  • Connect to a national support system. Share ideas, experiences, problems, & successes with community theatre people nationwide.

  • Celebrate theatre. State & regional festivals culminate in a national festival (AACTFest) in which theatres from AACT’s 10 regions perform before a panel of adjudicators.

  • Maximize your resources. Receive discounts & special offers from theatre-related companies, plus discount tickets from participating AACT theatres. Current special benefits & offers are highlighted on our home page.

  • Online, anytime. AACT’s website includes a members-only area with how-to articles, e-mail discussion group, and in-depth data about member company budgets, box office, facilities, boards, staff and productions.

  • Read all about it. Bimonthly newsletter, membership directory, Boards In the Spotlight (board-building), Money Marquee (fundraising ideas), AACTFest Handbook, and more.

  • Discover what works (and what doesn’t). Tap into members who can share their expertise on a host of topics. Or view a list of recent member productions, graded A to F for financial success. Plus, great ideas in print and online.

  • Expand your skills through conferences & workshops--including AACT’s national conferences for chief administrators, education directors, and artistic directors.

  • Reward excellence. National & local awards for distinguished achievement and service in community theatre.

  • Spread the word through advocacy activities & materials that enhance the visibility & image of community theatre, locally & nationally.

  • Insure your assets. Designed specifically for community theatres, AACT’s insurance program (provided by USI Southwest.) can provide your group with high-quality, low-cost coverage—including property and general liability, volunteer accident, and directors and officers liability.

Share the Vision

  • Because community theatre is important to you, then so is your membership in the American Association of Community Theatre.

  • AACT is the national voice of community theatre, providing data and information to non-members, businesses, other arts and nonprofit organizations, as well as the media and representatives of local, state and federal governments.

  • When you join AACT, you will be a part of an organization dedicated to quality, live theatre as a contributing player in America’s communities.

Tools for Success



About AACT
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President's Message
History of AACT
History of Community Theatre in the U.S.
Theatre Histories
Member Companies
Member-only Resources
AACT Endowment

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