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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So What is Politics for Young People?

Is it what most adults think it is: personalities, policies and taxes? Is it what activists think it is: a clash of theories, a power struggle between classes, or negotiation and compromise between desires and necessity? So What is Politics for Young People

How did we get here? 50 Years of TYA

Paul Harman started as an actor at Belgrade Theatre, Coventry in 1962.   Founder Artistic Director of Merseyside Young People’s Theatre (1978-89). AD of CTC, now Theatre Hullabaloo (1994-2008). Executive Committee of ASSITEJ International 1989-1993 & 2008-2011. Editor with Vicky Ireland of 50 Best Plays for Young Audiences (Aurora Metro) 2016 How did we get here…