TCG Events

"TCG is vital for me because theatre is about community. And here is a community of experts pushing forward to redefine what theatre is. That’s invaluable."
—Kwame Kwei-Armah, Artistic Director of Center Stage Baltimore

TCG regularly convenes various meetings throughout the country, connecting theatre people to the partners, resources and knowledge they need. From our Fall Forum on Governance for trustees and theatre leaders to the largest in-person theatre conference in the U.S., TCG strives to be that “catalytic center of a network of theatre people” from our vision statement. We believe that TCG thrives by bringing the extraordinary people of our theatre field together.

November 6-8, 2015

Join us in New York City for the 2015 TCG Fall Forum on Governance: Strategy Forward.

The TCG Fall Forum on Governance provides a unique opportunity for theatre trustees and senior staff to engage with one another and to connect with peers from around the country in an intimate setting. This annual event features dynamic speakers, from the field’s own stars to thought leaders from outside the field, and is designed to help participants discover and share innovative ideas. The Forum is especially useful for trustees seeking to better understand their theatre’s relationship to the experiences of theatres nationwide. For questions regarding the Fall Forum, email Devon Berkshire.

November 9, 2015

The 2015 Gala Evening will celebrate TCG’s publication, American Theatre magazine. Established in 1984 with subscribers in 50 states and 90 foreign countries, American Theatre and the newly launched are the preeminent sources of information for and about the not-for-profit professional theatre.

We hope you will join us supporting the incredible work that TCG and its member organizations continue to accomplish. For questions regarding the Gala Evening, email Meredith Cappel.

June 23-25, 2016

Join us in Washington, DC for the 2016 TCG National Conference!

As the largest annual gathering of theatre people in the country, the TCG National Conference is an opportunity to see old friends, make new connections and engage in frank discussions with peers and expert presenters. Join this essential gathering of diverse theatre-makers from across our country—and world—for model sharing, knowledge exchange and great local performances celebrating the DC theatre scene. For questions regarding the Conference, email Devon Berkshire.

MARCH 25-27, 2015

From March 25 - 27, 2015, TCG convened approximately 200 theatre, arts and cultural professionals at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center and other performing arts venues in Kansas City, Missouri for the 2015 Audience (R)Evolution Convening. Attendees connected with research, model-sharing and peer cohort-building around audience engagement and community development. Learn more here.

June 18-20, 2015

From June 18-20, 2015 in Cleveland, OH, TCG’s 25th National Conference convened hundreds of theatre people to empower game-changing moments through peer exchange, model sharing and exciting speakers... and when the largest national gathering of theatre people turns 25, it’s also time for a party! Game Change offered plenty of exciting social events to celebrate theatre and the game-changers who make our field so vital. We also hosted tightly-focused skills-building journeys, each carefully designed for practitioners of different experience levels, budget sizes and aesthetic interest. Attendees were able to “choose their own adventure” more easily than before, and emerge with clear take-aways to “level up” their work. Learn more here.

November 7-9, 2014

From November 7-9 in New York City at the 2014 Fall Forum on Governance: Cash & Culture , TCG explored the shifting conditions and best practices to effectively manage a variety of financial realities. Building on the success of the sold-out 2013 Fall Forum on capitalization and diversity, attendees took a deeper dive into the most effective capitalization strategies and tactics. At every step, the role of governance in fostering the kind of organizational culture that leads to healthy balance sheets and vital artistry was explored. This intimate gathering of 200 attendees featured research, including TCG’s Theatre Facts 2013, expert speakers and honest peer dialogue exploring the conditions, strategies, culture and tactics that lead to properly capitalized theatres. Learn more here.

November 10, 2014

The 2014 Gala Evening honored lighting designer Jules Fisher, playwright Lynn Nottage and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, as well as celebrating TCG's grantees and many years of grantmaking programs. For questions regarding the Gala Evening, email Meredith Cappel. Learn more about the 2014 Gala Evening here.


Join the conversations that come out of our in-person convenings on our online community: Conference 2.0. This social media platform empowers participants to share resources, best practices and achieve measurable progress together. For more information on Conference 2.0 and how to join, email Gus Schulenburg. For information on some of our past events, visit our Event Archives.