TYA UK is the UK Centre of ASSITEJ, the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People. If you are a parent, teacher, theatre venue programmer, festival organiser or someone interested in professional theatre for young audiences you can find out here about shows touring now and news from home and abroad. We have over 70 members in all parts of the UK. Go direct to their websites from the Members page. Join us for a small fee (£60 for a Company or Organisation and £25 for an Individual) and help us enable children and young people to enjoy professional theatre everywhere.

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The Edge 2016 Call for Show

In July 2016, TYA UK and TYA Ireland will be hosting the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering in Birmingham. This is a tremendous opportunity for the UK and Ireland to show off the wealth of talent we have in the field of    theatre for young audiences in these islands. But it is also an international festival, and we therefore want to strike a good balance between home-grown and international shows, especially shows from parts of the world that we are less familiar with.  In total, the programme will have a maximum of 20 shows, with: • at least one show from each of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland • at least one show From each of Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and Oceania We will aim to achieve a good spread across age-ranges the festival will serve ages 6 months to 18 years, and we will also pay particular attention to how shows address ethnic diversity, disability and social inclusion.  We encourage…


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