National Women's Theatre Festival 22

  • Dates: 7/28/2022, 7/29/2022, 7/30/2022, 7/31/2022
  • Presenting Organization: North Carolina State University Theatre
  • Venue: Frank Thompson Hall
  • Location: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Address: 2241 Dunn Ave., Raleigh, NC 27695
  • Times: 10am-4pm
  • Admission: $20-$325


The National Women’s Theatre Festival 22 is happening July 28 – 31, 2022 at NCSU’s Frank Thompson Hall. Festival 22 will also be presented through a virtual option for attendees.


 Attendees can expect four days full of workshops, performances, talks, networking, and co-creation activities on a variety of topics that advance gender parity and social justice in theatre. Among the offerings will be the Workshop Premiere of THE MOMVERSATIONS PROJECT, WTF’s first company-created work. 

The theme of Festival 22 is “A Maker Space” with an emphasis on the artist’s process and making space for artists to get inspired and re-engage with their craft. Performances of new works will be followed by hands-on workshops and trainings in the methodologies the artists used to create the piece. 

Kids get to create at Festival 22, too! WTF Kids programming will deilvered by longtime partner, Seed Art Share. Registered attendees will be able to sign up their children (ages 3 & up) for a variety of onsite theatre arts enrichment options; and, this year, with the support of PAAL, the Parent Artist Advocacy League, the Seedlings Nursery Program debuts for infants and toddlers! 

There are many ways to participate in Festival 22 - from the Full VIP Experience Pass to attending a single performance, registration costs range from $20 to $325. Attendees will also be able to apply for fee reductions and scholarships once again this year through the Pay-What-You-Can program. 

 Register as an In-Person Attendee via Eventbrite

  • Full Festival Pass Early Bird Rate (through 6/15) – $200
  • VIP Pass Early Bird Rate (through 6/15) – $325
  • Single Day Pass – $70

Register as a Virtual Attendee via Eventbrite 

  • Full Festival Pass Digital Rate – $150
  • Single Digital Session – $20