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22 Mar 2021 - 31 Mar 2021

20th ASSITEJ World Congress 2021 - online and in Japan

The 20th ASSITEJ World Congress & International Performing Arts Festival for Children and Young People / MIRAI 2020 will take place from 22-31 March 2021 as a blended physical (‘On Ground’) and virtual (‘Online’) event. This will mean that we will be able to provide our members with maximum accessibility to the event, whether they are able to travel in person to be with us in Japan, or whether they need to stay home and connect with us virtually.


At least 13 international productions have committed to attending the ‘On Ground’ festival and, along with a strong programme of 45 Japanese productions, this will form the heart of the local offering. In addition, workshops, symposia and other events will take place physically in Japan for those who are able to join us, as well as for the Japanese delegates and local audiences.

All productions will also be shared virtually through the ‘Online’ festival, which will feature the main programme, a fringe programme and an innovation programme, which will be available online from 23 March through to 11 April 2021.

Congress and Professional Exchange

The Congress will be shared through video and written reportage ahead of a series of scheduled discussion meetings which will occur live on ZOOM. Each day will see three to four sessions in different time zones, which will include workshops, symposia, discussions and social events, allowing for all to participate in elements of interest to them.

Check website for times and ticket info.