I am absolutely blown away by the incredible experience I had at the Virginia Thespian Festival! From the inspiring workshops to the captivating performances, it was a theater lover's dream come true. The festival truly helped me reignite my passion for the stage. I can't wait to come back next year!"
Discover Your Passion for Theatre: Register Now for the 2023 Virginia Thespian Festival!
Calling all students, teachers, teaching artists, colleges, and theatre lovers! The Virginia Thespian Society is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated 2024 Virginia Thespian Festival, themed "Find Your Light." This three-day extravaganza promises to be an unforgettable experience for high school students seeking to delve into the magical world of theatre. The festival will take place at the prestigious Hylton Conference Center and the magnificent Capital One Hall in Tyson's Corner, McLean, Virginia, from January 4th to January 6th.
The Virginia Thespian Festival is a remarkable celebration of the performing arts, boasting a rich history of nurturing young talents and fostering a vibrant theatre community. With its impressive lineup of events and opportunities, this festival has earned its reputation as the largest and most prestigious high school theatre gathering in the state.
Students attending the festival will have the chance to participate in an array of activities designed to hone their skills and ignite their passion for theatre. The event's schedule includes:
Thespy Competition: Showcase your acting prowess and charisma in this thrilling competition. Unleash your creativity and portray iconic characters or explore original roles that captivate and inspire.
One Act Competition: Get a taste of ensemble theatre as you collaborate with your peers to produce captivating one-act plays. This competition challenges your teamwork, creativity, and storytelling abilities.
Workshops: Immerse yourself in a variety of workshops led by industry professionals. Learn valuable techniques, explore new perspectives, and gain insights from experienced theatre practitioners.
College Auditions: Aspiring performers looking to pursue a career in theatre can seize the opportunity to audition for renowned theatre colleges and universities. This is a chance to take your first step toward a future in the performing arts.
Scholarship Auditions: Showcase your talent and passion for theatre, and you might just earn yourself a scholarship to support your artistic journey.
Mainstage Events: Be enchanted by spectacular performances on the grand stage. Witness talented actors breathe life into iconic productions and feel the magic of live theatre.
The Virginia Thespian Festival promises an unparalleled experience, fostering growth, creativity, and friendship among all attendees. Participants will also have the chance to connect with like-minded individuals who share the same love and enthusiasm for theatre, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
The Virginia Thespian Festival has already gained significant attention, so students are encouraged to register early to secure their spot in this enriching experience. Don't miss the opportunity to be part of Virginia's premier high school theatre festival. Mark your calendars for January 4th to January 6th and join us at the Hylton Conference Center and Capital One Hall in Tyson's Corner, McLean, Virginia, for an unforgettable experience at the 2023 Virginia Thespian Festival.