Children’s Theatre Development
Starcatchers is an arts organisation which works in partnership with artists, arts venues, child-care settings and families to develop exciting, inspiring performing arts experiences for children aged 0-4 in Scotland.
Site run by Karen Schuitema, PhD student at Westminster University. Aims to develop academic discussion of the field in the UK.
The Future Playground – Discussion site for makers of theatre and other arts for children and young people. Led by David Harradine of Fevered Sleep
Theatre Futures: Rose Bruford College, UK, has set up a website to promote research in TYA. Links to sources, programmes and events.
Le Petit Cyrano is the regular newsletter produced by the association of TYA companies in Wallonie, the French community of Belgium for 30 years. Articles and touring schedules.
Information in English about the many services offered by the German National Centre for Theatre for Young People in Frankfurt. Support for TYA and Youth Theatre development, archive and library.
ASSITEJ International – The Secretariat of the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ) has been located in Paris, Copenhagen, Stockholm and since 2008 is in Zagreb, Croatia
International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network (ITYARN) – ASSITEJ Network for academics interested in TYA.
International Theatre Associations – Guide to useful sister international organisations for puppeteers, writers, scenic artists, critics etc. Also UK associations for Youth Theatre etc.
TYA UK and TYA Ireland’s bid to host the 2016 ASSITEJ Global Gathering. 2016 birmingham bid doc final 3
You will be happy to learn that we are organising 22nd. India Theatre Olympiad as International Theatre Festival in the miilennium city of Cuttack, Odisha ( Orissa ) state – situated on the eastern coast of India. This annual International Theatre Festival ( Drama, Dance & Music ) is only of its kind in the…
UK development in TYA has been untypical. In most of the world TYA means professional performance to children and young people by adults or children under adult direction, drawing on the professional theatre traditions of each culture. In the UK, TYA practice has been heavily influenced by educational drama since the 1960’s. By the 1990’s…
Theatre for Young Audiences in the UK is popular, diverse and adventurous. Over 150 professional theatre companies present shows to millions of children and young people every year. Many children see shows in theatres and arts centres but most have their first contact with live, professional theatre in their school. In this directory you will…
by Dr Matthew Reason 2010, Trentham. How children receive theatre. Builds on analysis of children’s drawings in response to seeing theatre productions first published by Imaginate. Children’s theatre in the UK is thriving right now. Interest is growing in the educational, emotional and expressive benefits of theatre for young people; arguments about why children should…
An exploration of the way ‘Theatre for Children and Young People’ has responded to cultural diversity in a continually changing social and political context over the last fifty years. The resourcefulness of companies in sustaining output, quality and innovation over many years is an example to other sectors. This publication is a tool to record…