ASSITEJ World Day of Theatre for Children

ASSITEJ World Day of Theatre for Children is an ASSITEJ campaign, promoted and celebrated through the message ‘Take a Child to the Theatre Today’. This focus should enable National Centres, individual members, companies, arts organisations, academics, teachers, artists, practitioners and others interested in theatre for young audiences to connect with the idea of World Day…

International Director’s Seminar – call for applications

International Directors’ Seminar 2015 – Call for Applications 6 – 11 July 2015 in Mannheim (Germany) The International Directors’ Seminar will take place in Mannheim, Germany in co-operation with the National Theater and its Young Theater “Schnawwl”. The “Schnawwl” at the “Nationaltheater” is one of Germany’s leading theatres working for young audiences (www.schnawwl.de). The project runs…

On the Edge, Birmingham 2016 – Call for Shows

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, in the context of an ASSITEJ World Festival which brings together performances from every corner of the globe.

Vicky Ireland Interview

Vicky Ireland has been a member of ASSITEJ UK since 1984. She served on the International Executive Committee for six years and was ASSITEJ Treasurer for three. In 2014, she was made an Honorary Member of ASSITEJ She is Secretary of IIAN, a new strand of the organization which was officially recognized at the Warsaw…

David Wood: ‘children’s theatre is the most important theatre’

David Wood: ‘children’s theatre is the most important theatre’ As his Olivier-nominated The Tiger Who Came to Tea roars back into the West End, the playwright and director on the ‘other’ Matilda and why failure is not an option in children’s plays Lyn Gardner   theguardian.com, Thursday 3 July 2014 12.36 BST ‘I’m always thinking…

Open Letter to Arts Council England

To Alan Davey.           I am writing on behalf of the membership organisations, Theatre for Young Audiences UK (TYA UK) a member of Global Association ASSITEJ and Action for Children’s Arts (ACA), who between them represent more than 400 independent artists and organisations committed to the arts for children and young…