The Thespian Leadership and Technical Conferences offer a variety of enlightening opportunities for all theatre interests. Students can engage in leadership training in areas of publicity, stress management, fund raising, troupe bonding, and many other exciting prospects. There is also a track for those who have attended leadership in the past and crave a more advanced level of enrichment.

Students with an interest in technical theatre can attend an assortment of workshops from working professionals in the entertainment industry. Teachers may take part in their own workshops or network with others in their profession. At the end of the day, everyone walks away feeling refreshed and assured that they can tackle any obstacle that the coming school year offers.

Conferences are held in both the northern and southern regions of the state. For more information such as dates, times, and how to register please visit the links below.

Have questions about the event or registration?

Northern California Event:

Southern California Event:

Deadline to Register: September 5, 2018, or until limit is reached (whichever comes first).

Send check by: September 7, 2018 to California State Thespians 2058 N. Mills Ave #650 Claremont CA 91711. If this poses a challenge please reach out to us, we are here to help you!

Have questions about payment: Send an email to


Northern Leadership and Tech Conference
September 22, 2018 - 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Santa Clara University - 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053

$25.00 per Student. Chaperones and Troupe Director are Free. 
additional fee for non Thespian Schools
Late Payment Fee

Optional Lunch Order - $8.00 Per Person. Must be purchased in advance with registration.

View 2018 schedule and event information packet! - Read First!

Troupe Directors register here!

Students register here!


Southern Leadership and Tech Conference
September 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Upland High School - 850 N San Antonio Ave, Upland, CA 91786

$25.00 per Student. Chaperones and Troupe Director are free.
additional fee for non Thespian schools
Late Payment Fee

Optional On Site Cheese Pizza Lunch Purchase - $5.00 Per Person

View 2018 schedule and event information packet! - Coming Soon!

Troupe Directors Register here! 
Students are registered by Troupe Director using link above. 


Thespian Leadership Book
Advanced Thespian Leadership Book



California Youth in Theatre Day Scholarship Opportunity:

California Thespians is proud to support one of our partner organizations, the California Educational Theatre Association (CETA), in offering scholarships for their annual California Youth in Theatre Day! This important event brings together students from across the state to advocate for theatre arts in education through performance, recognition, community engagement and legislative meetings. 

At both of our Northern and Southern Leadership Events, California Thespians provides the opportunity for students to audition for a scholarship covering the cost of registration cost and a travel reimbursement allowance. To learn more and register for an audition slot please visit the following links below:

Northern CYIT Scholarship Auditions form here!

Southern CYIT Scholarship Auditions form here! 

Please also visit the California Youth in Theatre Day Event Page for more details.