NAMT provides services to our member organizations year-round, including live and online events, grants, networking and resource sharing support, and much more!

“Thank you for creating such important places to learn, support, and be hopeful. You have become even more important to theatre in America than ever before. We’re lucky and I am thankful for what you are creating.”

Michael Baron
Producing Artistic Director, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma

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Festival of New Musicals

Mija at the 35th Annual Festival of New Musicals in 2023. Photo by Ric Kallaher.

Since 1989, the Festival of New Musicals has introduced 300 shows and 565 writers, selected by a panel of NAMT members, to an industry only audience invested in the future of musical theatre.

NAMT members receive VIP access to the Festival, including priority seating, members-only networking events and parties, plus additional opportunities to meet the writers, be first in line to express interest in a show, connect with other NAMT members to discuss collaboration opportunities, and follow the shows as they develop after the Festival.

“NAMT is the central intersection for organizations committed to the future of the American musical theatre. For us, as an organization not based in NYC, NAMT provides an opportunity to intersect with our national colleagues in a profound way.”

Peter Rothstein
former Artistic Director, Theater Latté Da

NAMT Playlist

Additional shows the Festival of New Musicals selection committee thinks you should know about. Available only to NAMT members!

New Musicals Directory

The New Musicals Directory and Alumni Directory show every musical and writer in the Festival of New Musicals’ 35+ year history. Find the show that’s perfect for your theatre!

New Musicals Map

Promote your upcoming new musical, or find one to see near you on the New Musicals Map, listing member and Festival alumni productions all over the world.



Fall and Spring Conferences

A panel at the 2021 Fall Conference.

NAMT’s two annual conferences are essential musical theatre networking and learning events. We focus on adaptability, sharing successes and concrete ideas members can take back to their theatres and implement quickly, plus tons of lively discussion and networking time leading to career-long relationships and a network of colleagues you can call on year-round. The Fall Conference (held in New York in conjunction with the Festival of New Musicals) focuses on the future of the field. The Spring Conference (hosted by a different member theatre each year) rotates between marketing, fundraising and “the full patron experience.”

Conferences are open only to members and invited guests, and members receive the lowest possible rates to attend. A hybrid option allows more of your staff members to participate remotely. We strive to create a culture of belonging at all our events, and to foster a spirit of sharing and collective action to improve the musical theatre community.

“Really from the bottom of my heart I am so appreciative of the environment you and the rest of the member organizations create each time we gather. It’s safe and welcoming.”

Katie Pelkey
Managing Director, Aurora Theatre


The 2019 New Works Roundtable at Goodspeed Musicals.

More intimate, informal one-day Roundtables are held on a variety of topics with a focus on case studies and local knowledge, both in-person and online. New Works Roundtables are typically held in conjunction with festivals or productions of new musicals at member theatres, and Writers’ Roundtables bring Festival alumni writers and member producers together to build connections and explore models of collaboration. Management Roundtables cover a variety of management and community engagement topics.


Town Halls

Since 2020, we have hosted member Town Halls, responding to pressing issues quickly, and providing forums for sharing across organizations.



Frank Young Fund for New Musicals

Five Points at Theater Latté Da

The Frank Young Fund for New Musicals supports collaborations between member theatres and musical theatre writers. Through a competitive submission process, we provide grants to support new musicals at all stages of development, at theatres of all sizes, with the goal of bringing quality new musicals to audiences across the country.

Impact & Exploration Fund

The Impact & Exploration Fund is designed to help NAMT member theatres pilot new capacity-building programs to advance their missions. By reducing the financial burden, these project grants will allow theatres to take some risks and try new ideas, contributing to the overall growth and health of the field.

“NAMT’s Impact & Exploration Fund was such an incredible catalytic moment for us in our thinking around accessibility.”

Kristen Gongora
Director of Strategic Advancement, The Public Theater


Knowledge Exchange

An online Town Hall in 2021

The Innovation & Exploration Guide features reports, case studies and videos with concrete ideas you can use immediately.

In the Nuts & Bolts Guide to Producing New Musicals, members share best practices to get started with new works.

Free webinars by NAMT members and other experts in the field to keep learning and growing.

Recordings of past Conferences, Roundtables and webinars available with your member login so you don’t have to miss a thing!

“Thank you for all of the great webinars that NAMT has been hosting, they have been really informative, and so helpful in guiding our path forward.”

Dawn Pahel
Human Resources Manager, Ogunquit Playhouse


A detailed, searchable Member Directory listing all staff, key organization stats, facility info and more, facilitating networking and collaboration year-round.

The Production Directory lets you search past and upcoming productions by NAMT members to see trends, and connect with theatres for advice and resources.

The New Musicals Directory and Alumni Directory show every musical and writer in the Festival of New Musicals’ 35+ year history. Find the show that’s perfect for your theatre!

Set and Costume Registry

Costume storage at Goodspeed Musicals

Earn revenue by listing sets, costumes and props for sale or rent on the Set and Costume Registry, one of the most highly-trafficked parts of our website.

Only NAMT members may list on the registry, but it can be viewed by all website visitors, including hundreds who come directly to the Registry page searching for rental items. Whether you have a huge stock or just one item, post today and start earning!

Job Board

Post your company’s job on our site! Only NAMT members may post a job, but it can be viewed by anyone looking to work with the best in musical theatre!

Discounts and Partnerships

Deals on NYC hotels, rehearsal studios, technology and fundraising tools and more.


  • The Salary & Benefits Survey shows what other theatres across the country are paying for key positions, helping you budget and negotiate
  • The Success Survey tracks how specific musicals have performed for members around the country, to help with programming and marketing decisions, and negotiations with licensors
  • NAMT by the Numbers provides a valuable overview of the membership and the industry




  • Monthly News & Notes with the latest member and alumni news
  • Monthly Table Read featuring Festival show updates, new works in development around the country and more

Promote Your Projects

Networking & Staff Consultation

Networking is a common thread through many of our member benefits. NAMT events provide unique opportunities to make connections with other producers, writers, licensors and others. Our tight-knit association of members keeps in touch year-round.

NAMT’s staff is available to assist you in finding new work, connecting with fellow members and with writers.

“The people that I meet through NAMT are relatable. I always know that I’ll have a good time and I always feel like I’m forming relationships that are going to last throughout my career.”

Pamela Adams
General Manager, Atlantic Theatre Company

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