Our Mission, Vision and Values


The mission of the North Carolina Theatre Conference is to strengthen NC’s vibrant theatre industry and engage tomorrow’s artists, audiences and advocates.


Our vision is to champion a theatre industry that is strong, sustainable, innovative, collaborative and connected. Where…

Participation in theatre is desirable and attainable for every citizen, and theatrical audiences represent the diverse population of our state.

Theatre is recognized as a vital component to all NC communities and is richly supported by public and private funding.

All NC schools offer comprehensive theatre arts education and a curriculum infused with arts integration.

North Carolina is a state enriched by thriving theatre communities from the mountains to the coast.


NCTC is the steward of collective industry knowledge, which we believe is strengthened by the engagement of individuals and organizations in every area of the state.

We value all those who practice the art of theatre.

We encourage all expressions of theatre in NC while spotlighting excellence.

We believe in nurturing our theatrical ecosystem by encouraging collaboration and promoting the values that unite us.

We believe NCTC must serve current membership needs and also be an industry leader in forecasting future trends.