November 10 & 11, 2023 Phoenix Convention Center. 


The AZ Thespian Festival and its student events are NOT open to the general public. All students must attend with their high school’s Thespian Troupe Director or Drama Director.  

BACKGROUND CHECKS – ALL adults are required to undergo a background check in order to attend the AZ Thespian Festival.  If an adult refuses, consent form isn’t filled out by deadline or doesn’t pass the background, they will be unable to attend. This includes teachers, chaperones, presenters and exhibitors. And there will be NO REFUND.  There is only one way to have the background check completed, enter your information yourself click here and follow the directions.

For more festival information, please refer to the documents and forms listed below. Remember there are many steps to the registration process. Please refer to the Thespian Teacher Handbook (link located below) to assist you.


Forms and Documents (click to download):

2023 AZ Thespian Teacher Handbook – updated 8/30/23

2023 Thespian Festival Fees – a quick look at the fees associated with Thespian Festival. AZ Thespians reserves the right to change fees at any time. 

Arizona Thespian Festival General Schedule 2023  – times and events subject to change

2023 Arizona Thespian Festival Program 

Arizona Thespians Code of Conduct Each school must have a copy on file.

AZ Thespians Performance Standards Policy Each school must have a copy on file if they have students participating in Scholarships or the One Act Marathon.

2023-2024_AZ Thespian_Medical Consent_and_Rules Acceptance_form (for both students & adults) please note, this is not the same as the background check that ALL adults will be required to undergo.  If an adult refuses or doesn’t submit the background by the deadline, they are unable to attend.

2023 AZ Thespian Teacher Of The Year Application

2023 AZ Thespian Administrator Of The Year Application

2023 AZ Thespian Counselor of the Year Application 

2023 Governor’s Proclamation Award

2023 Arizona Thespian Festival Registration has now closed as of 5:00pm on 9/21/23.