Conferences are held once a year and are sponsored by a member theatre. Sites range from California to Pennsylvania.
NDTA offers workshops at the conferences on cutting edge issues ranging from marketing and fiscal management to employee relations and new technical wonders. These are all addressed by leading industry figures.
This is a key to prosperity through studying the successes (and failures) of fellow members. Take advantage of the mentoring program and learn how it's done at other theatres in various markets and explore the diversity of management styles.
Show Analysis and Nickel Ideas.
An analysis of "Hits and Pits" which offers you ideas about shows and their sales at other theatres across the country. This invaluable service could save you time and money and give you an edge on programming gained from the experience of other producers. Nickel Ideas are items that cost you nothing but save you a bundle. Producers share techniques on money-saving or money-generating ideas from their own theatres.
Cooperative Marketing Programs.
Co-op advertising in national publications which target the motorcoach operator, group leader, social groups and travel agents. Inclusion in the annually published NDTA brochure that is distributed at Glamer Shows, NTA, ABA and other group sales activities by member theatres is also included in you membership.
Be represented at national conferences including the American Bus Association Conference.
Who Can Join?
All theatres must be full time (8 month minimum) producing companies, situated under one roof and commonly known as a dinner theatre. Members must be owners, operators or producers of a dinner theatre. Members must be professional (pay performers) and be under one roof. During the first year of membership, new members can not vote or attend Owners Only meetings. Membership may be transferred by producers or theatres.
Development: Theatres in the planning stage.
Full Members: Operating theatres who have full voting priviledges.
New Members - $250 for the first year. Each consecutive year is based on annual attendance:
Tier One (under 50,000 tickets) $350.00
Tier Two (50,000-125,000 tickets) $450.00
Tier Three (125,000 and over tickets) $550.00
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