About Us


When the world has been drawn together in the strangest of ways through the global pandemic; when shared hardship has highlighted the greatness and kindness that human beings are capable of; It is horrifying to contemplate war and its impact on all our lives, in any country and at any time.

ASSITEJ International is a global association that stands by our values of inclusion, generosity and unity in our global efforts to create theatre and performance for, with and by children and young people; knowing that by advocating for their right to arts and culture means that they can be upheld by imagination, empathy and hope at the worst of times.

If you would like to donate to a national charity on behalf of children in Ukraine:

British Red CrossUnicef UK

Assitej international

ASSITEJ unites theatres, organisations and individuals throughout the world who make theatre for children and young people. ASSITEJ is dedicated to the artistic, cultural and educational rights of children and young people across the globe and advocates on behalf of all children regardless of nationality, cultural identity, ability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or religion. ASSITEJ brings people together so that they can share knowledge and practice within the field of theatre for children and young people in order to deepen understandings, develop practice, create new opportunities and strengthen the global sector. Read more

ASSITEJ Manifesto

As Covid-19 crisis was raging, hundreds of professionals across the globe collaborated sharing their realities, expressing their points of view and their emergencies to create ASSITEJ’s new Manifesto for equal and equitable access to culture and the arts and a sustainable and healthy world for children to live in. Read the Manifesto

Assitej UK

ASSITEJ UK is the National Centre for the UK and is made up of professionals from Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and Wales who make work for young audiences. It promotes ASSITEJ opportunities and aims to connect artists in the UK with artists abroad. The pillars of ASSITEJ UK are internationalism, professional development and advocacy.

We celebrate excellence in the performing arts for young audiences, whilst promoting and protecting PYA across the UK, advancing the growth of the industry so that it can enrich and nourish both the artists making the work and young people’s experience of the world through live performance.


Assitej: Across the UK