The Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop
Launched in Lahore the 1970s, the Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop is a non- governmental body dedicated to the promotion of the performing arts globally. Since its inception it has grown to encompass the Rafi Peer Cultural Centre (which houses The Museum of Puppetry and an Arts and Crafts Village and a café/ meeting space); it has promoted over 60 festivals including the World Performing Arts Festival; The International Folk Puppet Festival; The Youth Performing Arts Festival; The International Mystic Music Sufi Festival; The International Film Festival and the Saanjh Amritsar Lahore Peace Festival; developed creative educational programmes for Pakistani children and now also includes an artist’s management company, complete production studio & post production facility for video, animation & music.
The company embraces both traditional and modern forms and encourages international cultural exchange and participation. Rafi Peer also focuses on robust outreach programmes that include initiatives for awareness development and education. Their relationship with children of Pakistan is of a 30 year personal interaction through creative arts and puppetry which mainly aims is to provide learning through entertainment.