World Theatre Day

Each year PACT celebrates World Theatre Day. Created in 1961 by UNESCO, World Theatre Day is celebrated annually on March 27 by theatre communities around the globe. The impetus behind World Theatre Day is to honour and further the goal of UNESCO's International Theatre Institute (ITI) to celebrate the power of theatre as an indispensable bridge-builder for mutual international understanding and peace as well as to promote and protect cultural diversity and identity in communities throughout the world.
 

World Day for Theatre of Children and Young People was created by ASSITEJ as a way to promote TYA theatre and to 'make the case' for children's entitlement to theatre and the arts.


Accompanying the day is the “Take a child to theatre – today!” message to help illustrate the importance of taking children to the theatre. ASSITEJ has more than 80 National member centres as well as Networks with affiliates across 100 countries, which provides great possibility for profile, visibility and advocacy.

 

2016 Canadian English-Language Message for World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People

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Happy World Theatre Day for Children and Young People from both of us.

 

The 2016 French-language message for World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People can be read on the ATFC website.



2016 International Message for World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People

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Video Celebrating World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People

ASSITEJ has also created a video in celebration of World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People, and invites you to share it with your community. The 2016 video will be available shortly.