Take a child to the theatre today.

March 20th is the World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People.

On this day, all over the world, practitioners of theatre for children and young people hold special events to highlight theatre for young audiences in their own countries and communities. Events can include special performances, open rehearsals, lectures, exhibitions, articles in newspapers and magazines.

Here’s what ASSITEJ International has to say about the World Day:

http://www.assitej-international.org/world-day/

On March 20th, every year since 2001, the World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People has been celebrated all over the world by the international community of theatre practitioners for children and young people.

The main purpose of the World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People is to attract the attention of a wider public to the art of theatre for children and young people.

Events held on the World Day may be special performances, open rehearsals, lectures, exhibitions, articles in newspapers and magazines. Events are primarily organised by national ASSITEJ centres or by theatre companies or theatre organisations.

National centres have the freedom to organise their own national events.  We encourage you to include general information on children and young people´s theatre, its history and it’s importance to society and, of course, on ASSITEJ as an international organisation.

For 2012-2014 our campaign slogan is ‘Take A Child to the Theatre Today’.  We think this message is clear and simple. We encourage you to use it widely and inventively over the next 3 years. It’s a call to parents, grandparents and guardians to take the children in their care to the theatre on March 20th.

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