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.

Anatoli VassilievThe 2016 World Theatre Day International Messenger is Anatoli Vassiliev

Organizations throughout the world come together on March 27th to celebrate World Theatre Day.

The International Theatre Institute (ITI) commissions an international message each year in celebration of World Theatre Day. This year's message is written by Russian artist Anatoli Vassiliev.

Anatoli Vassiliev is an internationally acclaimed theatre director and professor of Russian Theatre. He is the founder of the Moscow Theatre School of Dramatic Arts initially located on Povarskaia Road, then relocated in a new building on Sretenka Road. It is an architecturally original space, conceived according to Vassiliev's plans for the purposes of theatrical research to which it is dedicated.

International World Theatre Day Message