Call For Artists

2024-2025 Performance Partnership Program

The Southern Theater’s Performance Partnership Program (PPP) is a competitive program that gives artists and non-profit performing arts organizations the opportunity to present their work at The Southern Theater. Our desire in offering this program is to support emerging artists and underrepresented stories, offering a space for individuals and collectives to work on their craft and build an audience without financial burden.

Our Performance Partnership Program application for the 2024-2025 season is now open, which will begin in November 2024 and go through September 2025.

We hope you will apply! See our current 23-24 Partners here.


  • Eight (8) partnership opportunities are available for the 24/25 season.
  • Partnerships are granted access to the theater for one run of a performance with a maximum booking of 2 weeks as availability allows.
  • Partnership bookings will take place in November '24-February '25 and June–September '25.
  • Your only cost directly to us is a nominal, non-refundable deposit of $200 to secure your dates. (If this is a hardship, please explain further in your application.)
  • We will offer a 60/40 ticket split, in your favor, regardless of number of tickets sold.
  • We will promote your performance, specifically as part of our Partnership Program group marketing. This will include promotion on The Southern Theater’s website, social media pages, and email lists. You will also be represented in our marketing campaign promoting all partners as part of the 2024-2025 season.
  • All Partners must use The Southern Theater's ticketing program and ticket staff. Use of third party ticketing programs will not be permitted.
  • Participating shows must provide their own sound/lighting tech and stage manager.



Tell us about who you are and why this partnership would benefit, support, or encourage your group. Tell us about some of your past shows, and why you think The Southern Theater would be the best home for your work. In addition, please propose two options of dates between November 2024 and September 2025, taking into account the available months of Nov–Feb and June–Sept, in which you would like to run your show. [Please note: we cannot guarantee these dates, and all dates are on a first come, first served basis once your application is accepted.] 

Applications are open beginning November 27th, 2023. Please send your application to addressed to Jo Kellen. All are welcome to apply! Please note that if you were a partner in the past, or are currently one, that does not guarantee you will be selected for the upcoming season; as we seek to open our doors to an ever-growing audience. 

  1. Please provide an overview of your artistic career. How many shows have you done/how long have you been a company/producing artist? Any highlights you’d like to mention? (This can be a resume, or you can provide the information through other means if you prefer.)
  2. What would you like to present at The Southern Theater? Why is the Southern the best place to realize this performance?
  3. What would this opportunity mean to you as an artist/company?

Applications must be submitted by January 9th, 2024. Partners will be notified of their acceptance by February 2024.