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; it has developed creative educational programmes for Pakistani children; and it now also has an artist’s management company, complete with production studio and post production facility for video, animation and 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.