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…

International Physical Theatre Laboratory – ITALY

International Physical Theatre Laboratory 2014 16/05 – 24/05 Tuscany, Italy The Lab is open to performers from different creative genres and techniques inspired by Physical Theatre as a bold, vibrant and multidimensional approach to contemporary theatre performance. The program is designed for experienced dancers, actors of physical theatre, contemporary circus performers, choreographers and directors – performing arts…

TYA UK Travel Bursary for the 18th World Congress

Join TYA UK on an International visit to the 18th ASSITEJ World Congress and Festival taking place in Warsaw, Poland in May 2014. Over 20 international productions and regional showcases, seminars, workshops and symposiums will be taking place offering an ideal opportunity to immerse yourself in theatre for young audiences from all corners of the…

Threat to Drama in Schools

  The Threat to Drama in Schools: Report on CLA Round Table event Among the many changes to the Education system being introduced by the coalition government is the reform of GCSE exams. This will include a greater emphasis on end of course examinations, less opportunities to re-sit, greater rigour, and, according to the Sunday…