20 March | World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People
The World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People is an ASSITEJ - International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People campaign, promoted and celebrated through the message ‘Take a Child to the Theatre Today’. World Day is celebrated on March 20th.
World Day campaign enables National Centres, individual members, companies, arts organisations, academics, teachers, artists, practitioners and others interested in theatre for young audiences to connect with the idea of World Day and ‘make the case’ for children’s entitlement to theatre and the arts.
Individuals from across the world are invited to promote the World Day messages and consider additional activity – large or small. Each year ASSITEJ Centres around the globe deliver activities ranging from conferences, performances, workshops and special media events, connected to #takeachildtothetheatre.
To mark the occasion, Jenny Sealy, Artistic Director, Graeae Theatre Company, Co-director of the 2012 London Paralympics and Yvette Hardie, President of ASSITEJ have released short messages of hope and inclusivity.
ASSITEJ unites theatres, organisations and individuals throughout the world who make theatre for children and young people.