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Greater Boston Theatre Expo 2016
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Connect with 55+ Greater Boston theatre companies, and learn about their 2016-2017 Season offerings.


From award-winning work on the stages of flagship companies to remarkable and innovative pieces by adventurous smaller ones -- explore the breadth, variety, and vitality of our local theatre community, meet artists, and take advantage of Expo-only ticket offers and giveaways.



Registration for a table & two chairs at the Expo is $65. 

There are a limited number of tables available. REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED AFTER 9/15 will not be listed on physical collateral.


**NEW** 3:00pm - 4:00pm - Info Session on grants with The Boston Foundation -

Open only to GBTE registered organizations  -- Once you have registered, click here to RSVP (there is also a link in your confirmation email)

4:00pm - 5:00pm - PRESS / VIP PREVIEW - Cyclorama

5:00pm - 8:00pm - PUBLIC EXPO - Cyclorama ** Doors open to the public at 5pm**




Coming to the Expo? Bring Your Friends Along!

One of our goals for the Expo is to let audiences know about the depth and the breadth of our theater community. Help us reach this goal by helping us spread the word! We've made it easy by creating a toolkit of different sized posts for social media.

We will be adding to the Toolkit all summer long, so check back often! We'll include Email templates, Social media posts, images, a curtain speech, and 1/4 and 1/2 page ads!

Thank you for helping us make this the biggest Expo ever!




More than 50 Greater Boston theater companies of all styles and sizes will unite on Tuesday, September 20 in the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts (539 Tremont Street, Boston) for the fourth annual Greater Boston Theatre Expo. The public is invited to attend the free event held from 5:00PM - 8:00PM to meet representatives and artists from the region’s fringe, small, mid-sized, and large theater companies, to get information about upcoming productions, and to take advantage of Expo-only ticket offers and giveaways. See below for a complete list of participating organizations.


RSVPs for individuals are highly encouraged! Registration is required for Organizations.


"From the award-winning work on the stages of our flagship companies to the remarkable and innovative pieces by Greater Boston's adventurous small theater scene, the range of work being done in our region is among the most impressive in the country," says David Colfer, general manager of Emerson Stage, the producing arm of the Department of Performing Arts at Emerson College. "By bringing so many theater companies together under one roof at the Greater Boston Theatre Expo, organizations will connect with new supporters, and audiences will have the chance to explore this rich marketplace in a format that is convenient, efficient, and free."


"It is an exciting time for the New England theater community, but some of that excitement is a well kept secret to a lot of people. One of the many things I love about the Greater Boston Theatre Expo is that dozens of companies come in, set up their tables, and spend three hours celebrating with the public. It's the science fair of arts events, and a lot of fun," says StageSource executive director Julie Hennrikus.


The event is produced by a committee dedicated to supporting, promoting, and raising the profile of Greater Boston’s vibrant and gifted theater community. The committee was originally formed to help plan the Theatre Communications Group 2012 Conference, held in Boston. The committee includes leaders from StageSource, ArtsBoston, and a diverse group of theater organizations.


"On a typical Friday night during the theater season, Greater Boston theater audiences have a choice of nearly 40 different theatrical productions from Portsmouth to Providence,” observes Michael Maso, Huntington Theatre Company managing director. "But because of our geographic disparity, it can be easy to overlook our scope, scale, and economic impact on the region. The convergence of more than 50 organizations at the Greater Boston Theatre Expo will be a reminder of the theater community’s breadth, variety, and vitality.”

Attending Companies (updated 9/19/16):

Actors' Shakespeare Project
American Repertory Theater
Anserine Productions
Apollinaire Theatre Company
Ars Magna Studio
Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston
Bad Habit Productions
Boston Center for American Performance
Boston Center for the Arts
Boston Children's Theatre
Boston Playwrights' Theatre
Boston Theater Company
Bridge Repertory Theater
Broadway in Boston
Central Square Theater
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Company One
Emerson Stage
Flat Earth Theatre
Fresh Ink Theatre Company
Gloucester Stage Company
Heart & Dagger Productions
Hub Theatre Company of Boston
Huntington Theatre Company
Improbable Players
In Good Company
Liars & Believers
Lyric Stage Company of Boston
Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Merrimack Repertory Theatre
Moonbox Productions
New England Foundation for the Arts
New England Fun
New England Gold Club
New Repertory Theatre
Newton Nomadic Theater
Open Theatre Project
Poets' Theatre
Puppet Showplace
Regent Theatre
Shear Madness
Sleeping Weazel
SpeakEasy Stage Company
Thalia Theatre
Theatre Community Benevolent Fund
Trinity Repertory Company
Umbrella Community Arts Center
VSA Arts of Massachusetts
Wellesley Repertory Theatre
Wheelock Family Theatre
Zeitgeist Stage Company


In Kind Sponsors include: Ars Magna Studio, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston Globe, KIND Bar, Playbill, TheaterMania

Concessions provided by Huntington Theatre Company



StageSource Partners