The Place for
Theatre Professionals

Singers, dancers, lighting, sound design, props, wardrobe, riggers, stage management, company management, house management… It takes a lot of people with a lot of skills in different areas to produce live entertainment.

Midwest Theatrefest is the ultimate gathering for everyone who loves being involved in live entertainment, offering curated workshops and panels by industry experts. With workshops on topics including hair and makeup, wardrobe, rigging, company management, and – of course – performance.
Whether you’re drawn to the stage, pit, front of house, or backstage, this event provides key insights to help you turn your love for the stage into a lifelong pursuit. Join us for a celebration of the magic behind the curtains in the world of live entertainment.

Live Theatre Matters

At Midwest Theatrefest, we believe in the transformative power of live entertainment. It’s more than just entertaining; it’s a communal experience that transcends boundaries, connecting individuals through shared stories, emotions, and the sheer magic of a live performance. And every part of the team is essential to creating that experience: From actors and directors to wardrobe and props. As the spotlight shines and the curtain rises, you become part of something extraordinary โ€“ a moment in time that can’t be replicated.

Because Theatre Is For Everyone

Midwest Theatrefest is for everyone who harbors a love for the stage and wishes to explore their theatrical side. Whether you’re a budding playwright, a backstage wizard, a lighting maestro, or a rising luminary of the stage, this event is crafted for you.