AATE Member Benefits

What does AATE Membership Bring?

Your membership in AATE brings you face to face with new people, new plays, new techniques, and new contacts in the world of theatre and education. Join a national and international network of top professionals, scholars, and students who share a passion for stimulating young people and communities through the theatre arts.

AATE Annual National Conference

The field's most talked about conference, where theatre-specific artists and educators exchange expertise in an atmosphere of fun, warmth, and professionalism unmatched anywhere. Members are offered a discounted registration rate.


It brings you networking on a grand scale – through thrilling special interest projects both online and in person, as well as special networking access to the Arts Education Partnership (AEP), Americans for the Arts (AFTA), and other important organizations such as ATHE, TYA/USA, EDTA, CTFA and more. Your AATE member email updates flag just what you need, when you need it, and you're always in touch with key people to make things happen.

AATE Symposium

AATE teams up and co-presents a symposium annually with different theatre organizations, where theatre artists and educators can discuss a particular subject. Symposiums provide hands-on workshops, collaborative opportunities, panel discussions, performances, and so much more. Leave with practical tools and gain skills that can benefit your workplace and community. Members are offered a discounted registration rate.

Important Publications

Paid subscriptions to first-class publications: Youth Theatre Journal, ElevAATE (AATE's blog), daily online news updates, and the AATE e-newsletter (Curtain Call) sent monthly - so you are always up to date with theatre and teacher-specific news, research, and features.

Resources and Programs

It brings you access to unique funding opportunities, lesson plans, production photos, online forums, searchable member lists, online career postings, and innovative, groundbreaking programs, such as Theatre In Our Schools (TIOS), Playwrights In Our Schools, the Leaders of Color Institute, arts and research awards and scholarships, and much more.

Online Workshops

AATE's online programming aims to provide professional development opportunities to theatre educators through interactive sessions with experts in the field. Workshops are accessible via the internet and can be attended synchronously or asynchronously. CEU's are offered for all workshops, these can be used for re-certification or credit, certificates of attendance are provided following the completion of the workshop to certify these hours.

Leadership Opportunities and National Awards

Top players in theatre and education proudly list AATE leadership positions (all held by current AATE members) on theiAr CVs – and so can you, through committee work in event management, publications, state representation, and other leadership opportunities. 


AATE members save on exciting new plays, award-winning texts, special sponsor promotions, as well as Regional and National Conference fees and associated lodging expenses.

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