Festival 52 – February 4 to February 8, 2020

USC Upstate Logo

Spartanburg is a small city with a college town feel. The main conference hotel and the main performance venue are located in the downtown area. A bus will be available from the Spartanburg Marriott to the USC Upstate campus throughout the day and parking is easy to find on both campuses.

We are focusing events on the Upstate campus but a bus will be available from the Mariott to the Upstate campus and any events we will have on the Converse campus.

The 2020 Festival will return to beautiful Spartanburg. Once again the amazing team at USC Upstate will be our hosts. We heard you and are working to have the majority of events held on the Upstate campus.  USC Upstate is also working on making the bus system and vans easier for festival attendees.

The main festival hotel is once again the Marriott but registration and Irene Ryans Prelims will be moved to the Upstate campus.

Registration will open sometime in November – we are changing our registration provider and will announce when registration is available. 

  • Early Registration – available once registration opens until January 24th – $90.00
  • Late Registration – after Jan 24th — $100.00
  • On Site Registration and payment — $110.00

Be sure to check the cut-off dates for Irene Ryan Registration! This deadline is strictly applied as we must be able to prepare the audition schedule in advance.

Please Note:

Individuals that plan to participate in specific events may need to complete an additional registration form for those events, such as the Irene Ryans and the DTM expo.  Participation in other programs such as Devised Theatre, or the Musical Theatre Initiative may require emails direct to the program coordinators.  Check the individual program pages for more information.  There are no additional fees for program participation.

Downtown Spartanburg Photo


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