National Conference

National Conference and Theatre Tour


45th National Conference & Theatre Tour

Virtual Event - July 12-14, 2021
Presented Virtually in Partnership with Agile Ticketing

2021 National Conference Sponsors

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Now Accepting 2021 Conference Education Session Proposals

Deadline for Submissions: Friday, April 16, 2021

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Our program is still being developed, but you can expect multiple professional development and networking opportunities, our annual Meet the Service Providers EXPO, and another thrilling virtual Historic Theatre Ramble. More details will be released when available.


The 44th National Conference
and Theatre Tour

Monday, July 13 - Wednesday, 15, 2020
Presented Virtually

2020 National Conference

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 44th National Conference a HUGE success!

LHAT’s 44th National Conference went Virtual July 13, 15, 2020.

It was a Great Success!

560 Participants  ❇  44 speakers  ❇  24 Sponsors  ❇  28 Exhibitors  ❇  7 Time Zones  ❇  4 Countries . . .

ONE LEAGUE. We’re in this Together!

In case you missed it, recordings of the Conference Sessions are now available OnDemand</a > for all LHAT members! (login required)

Click here to view a special thank you video for all of our National Partners and Conference Sponsors who stuck by the League during this challenging time and made this year’s event possible.


About the National Conference & Theatre Tour

The League's annual conference is the largest annual gathering of historic theatre professionals, community leaders, and service providers and suppliers, attracting participants from across the U.S. and Canada for idea sharing and network building. Professionals, volunteers and devotees join together for four days of networking and peer information exchange, tools & techniques sessions, and tours of local historic theatres, plus events, banquets and receptions.

By defining our field, creating a shared vocabulary and identifying best practices, the educational components of the League's annual conference strengthen efforts to sustain historic theatres of various sizes, operating structures and programming philosophies. During theatre tours, docents emphasize how each venue has dealt with the specific challenges of sustaining their operations to serve their communities, now and in the future. The conference takes place in different locations across North America each year.