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


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The American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) is designed to be the resource for community theatre networking, resources and support to suit the needs of those involved in community theatre.

Bowie Community Theatre production of "Inspecting Carol"

AACT represents the interests of more than 7,000 theatres across the United States and its territories, as well as theatre companies with the armed forces overseas. This includes:

  • Nearly 1.5 million volunteers

  • A combined annual budget of well over $980 million

  • More than 46,000 productions per year

  • More than 375,000 performances per year

  • Entertaining a total audience of 85 million people

  • Providing educational and community outreach programs for children, seniors, and underserved populations.

AACT has widespread impact:

  • AACT is a member-supported nonprofit organization, with approximately 1000 organizational members and nearly 600 individual members.

  • AACT works to be the national voice for community theatres, to show the impact that community theatre has on our nation and local communities.

  • AACT sponsors festivals, conferences and learning opportunities to help educate and connect members, in order to ensure community theatre excellence.

  • AACT provides networking opportunities to members online, in-person and over the phone.

  • AACT membership is seen as a sign of excellence for community theatres.

Current/recent stories about AACT: AACT in the News


For more information, please contact
Julie Crawford, Executive Director


American Association of Community Theatre
1300 Gendy St. Fort Worth, TX 76107
866-687-2228 toll-free | 817-732-3177 phone | 817-732-3178 fax
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