Colleges & Universities - Membership Information

Please note: all memberships run July 1 – June 30.

Member Benefits

  • Invitation to take part in DIRECT recruitment opportunities like NCTC College Discovery Day and the NCTC High School Play Festival! Set up a table or send materials to each site – learn more here!

  • Eligibility for the prestigious NCTC College/University Award!

  • Access to job and audition listings on our website – your school can post an unlimited amount of listings for FREE!

  • Stay informed about what’s happening in the NC Legislature and how it could affect you! NCTC will send you important advocacy messages and calls to action!

  • NCTC maintains detailed records of public and private K-12 schools and professional/community theatres. NCTC members get FREE access to a customized list 3 times/year!

  • 25% discount on Consulting Services – we specialize in customized recruitment strategies for college theatre departments!

  • Opportunity to nominate your students for the NCTC Theatre Admin Intensive!

  • Benefits don’t stop here – promote your department with member-discounted program ads, an expanded profile on our website and more! Get more info!


NCTC works to ensure theatre is supported and funded by the NC Legislature. We advocate for arts education policy improvements to ensure theatre arts programs are protected in K-12 schools. Without these programs, we wouldn’t have students who want to major in theatre in college! 

We also advocate for arts funding that will ensure you and your students have a thriving theatre industry to work within. We provide how-to guides to gain support and appreciation for your program, and we offer consulting services to help you with new recruitment strategies! NCTC is an advocacy leader and your participation is key to our collective success!

2018-19 Membership Pricing
Early Rates

  • Level 1Dues - $230

    Budgets of $0 – $75,000; increases to $255 on August 1

  • Level 2Dues - $310

    Budgets of $75,001 – $150,000; increases to $335 on August 1

  • Level 3Dues - $360

    Budgets of $150,001 – $500,000; increases to $405 on August 1

  • Level 4Dues - $460

    Budgets of $500,001 – $1,000,000; increases to $505 on August 1

  • Level 5Dues - $520

    Budgets of $1,000,001 – $3,000,000; increases to $570 on August 1

  • Level 6Dues - $570

    Budgets of $3,000,001 and up; increases to $620 on August 1

For questions or more information, please contact NCTC General Manager Amanda Clark at or 336-369-1984.

Recruit and Advertise with NCTC

NCTC events reach over 3,000 theatre students annually. Your member benefits go beyond attending our largest and most exciting recruitment event, NCTC College Discovery Day. Join NCTC and take advantage of the additional recruitment opportunities available!

Lock-in 2017 College Discovery Day rates by registering when you renew your NCTC membership! NCTC College Discovery Day is November 17 at Greensboro College.

Promote your department to nearly 750 students with a half or full page color advertisement which will go in the 2018 NCTC College Guide! The guide will be distributed at both the NCTC State High School Play Festival and NCTC College Discovery Day – you just pay one fee! ($150 for half page ad, 4.5″ x 3.5″; $250 for full page ad, 4.5″ x 7″.) 

Set-up a Promotional Table at the NCTC High School Play Festival! The 2018 Regional Play Festivals are Oct. 26-27 and Nov. 2-3. Each site offers recruitment tables on Saturday. The State Play Festival is Nov. 15-16 at Greensboro College. Get onstage and promote your program, watch 16 shows at each site, and connect with 3,000 underclassmen! Email Amanda for more information. ($75/site; $625 for all 9 sites.)

If you can’t be at the Play Festival to represent your school, send brochures and other recruitment materials in your place! NCTC will provide addresses for you to send materials to the 8 regional Play Festival sites, as well as the State Festival! Email Amanda for more info. ($250 for all 9 sites)

A membership perk is a link to your theatre department on the NCTC website, but you might consider upgrading to an Expanded Profile, which will increase your visibility and web traffic! ($100)