Saturday, March 27, 2021

The Brauntex Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio St. New Braunfels, TX 78130 | 830-627-0808 ext. 203 |

Live recording will be broadcast on the Brauntex Theatre Website on Sunday, March 28.

The Brauntex Regional champion will advance to the

Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland June 1 – 3, 2021.

Regional Champion will win….

2 Round Trip tickets (Southwest Airlines) to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport,

Hotel, and $700 to cover rental car and ancillary expenses during Bee Week.


'Bee' A Sponsor!

Your business can help The Brauntex produce this educational community event.

Investing will provide your business with exposure in 18 counties nearby and on the National stage.

Most importantly, though, it will help young Texas students

grow vocabulary, self confidence, and poise in public speaking.

Do you want to compete in

the spelling bee?

Ask your school to enroll at


Your school must be registered for you to participate.

It will cost the school $175 to register.

Deadline is December 20, 2020!

1st—8th grade students are eligible.

Click here for speller eligibility requirements.

Rules for school-level (local) bees will be posted on in November.

When you register, teachers, parents, & students will have

access to learning and practice tests.

All schools are allowed to participate.

The top speller from each school district/category will

advance to The Brauntex Bee.


Home Schools, Private Schools, & Charter Schools also register as schools.

The top speller in each category (home, private/parochial, charter)

will advance to the regional bee in New Braunfels.

 School level champions must be officially

declared by February 15, 2021

The winners of the school bees will take

the district-level test (SNSB online test) administered by

the School bee coordinator.

** District-level online test must be completed by February 27, 2021. **

** See list of all important dates below **



* JAN 15, 2021 Deadline for schools to register on

* FEB 15, 2021 Deadline to declare a school champion (submit form & photo)

* FEB 27, 2021 Deadline to complete school's district-level online test.

* MAR 5, 2021 District champions will be announced via email

* MAR 27, 2021 Regional Bee in New Braunfels, TX

* MAY 31-JUN 3 National Finals in National Harbor, MD

Click here to download

a checklist of


COVID-19 Safety Precautions

SNSB can provide schools with an online tool, if

that is preferred over in-person competitions.

The Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre

seats 600 with seats located on the floor and

in the balcony. We do not have an elevator, so

ADA seats are available on the floor level only.

Call 830-627-0808 to reserve after March 10th.

We expect that we will host this event indoors

with social distancing measures in place

if mandated by city & state governments.

Click here to view our COVID safety video.

** Masks will be required. **

In the event of a shut-down, or if the Brauntex Theatre’s board of directors deems it unwise to hold a live event due to COVID safety reasons,

then the SNSB new online tool will be implemented.


Tickets / Seats

Each district’s champion will receive 2 free tickets to attend the bee. Additional

tickets may become available for purchase at $5 each. More information about ticket limits will be

announced after the school registration deadline has passed.

Call the Brauntex Box Office at 830-627-0808.

Proceeds will support next year’s spelling bee.

Due to social distancing, seating will be limited.



Snacks & drinks will be available at the snack bar in the lobby.



Each speller that advances to the regional bee is encouraged to wear a branded school shirt if possible.

Spelling Bee t-shirts for parents will be available on and in the lobby on Bee Day.



We will break for lunch between 11am and 1pm. There are numerous restaurants within walking distance of the theatre.

Restaurants that will be offering special deals for bee patrons will be listed in the program.



There is parking available for $5 in The Brauntex lot. Click here for directions to the free city parking lot within walking distance.

Street parking is also available. Click here for directions and to see restaurants within walking distance.



New Braunfels is a great place to 'staycation'!

Come for the bee, stay for the weekend.

The Faust Hotel & Brewing Company (walking distance)

Schlitterbahn Resort (5 minute drive)

Schmitz Bed & Breakfast (walking distance)

Comal Inn Bed & Breakfast (walking distance)

Gerlich-Wagenfeuer Bed & Breakfast (walking distance)

Zinc Haus Bed & Breakfast (walking distance)

There are a number of vacation rentals nearby that are listed on VRBO.


















Val Verde




Schedule (subject to change)


Registration, Merch, Photo Op


Spellers on stage for practice round.


Lunch Break—There are many Downtown restaurants within walking distance.

12:30pm —1:00pm

Doors, students get seated for the bee!


Introduction of Pronouncer, judges, & sponsors


Bee Begins!




Bee Resumes

~ 5:30pm

Announce The Brauntex Bee Champion

 ** Timeline may change before Bee Day. **

It will be updated on the website no later than one week prior.