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The Ashtar Youth Theatre International Festival takes place every two years at Ashtar Theatre in Palestine. A dynamic Palestinian Theatre with a progressive global perspective. Aims to promote creativity and commitment for change through a novel combination of specific training and acting programs and services and professional theatre performances. ASHTAR is a non-profit theatre organization that was established in 1991 as the first theatre training organization for youth in Palestine. One of ASHTAR’s pioneering specialties is a highly successful genre known as Forum Theatre. The purpose of Forum Theatre is to promote a more active dialogue and commitment for change within the society. ASHTAR’s core troupe of professional actors performs several high quality plays during the year introducing new theatre forms in Palestine. Increased cooperation with internationally known actors and directors ensure continuous professional development of the team, students and the wider theatre community as well as improve the entertainment culture in Palestine.

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The Isnard Azevedo Festival, sponsored by Florianopolis City Hall, through the Municipal Secretariat of Culture, Sport and Youth and the Florianópolis Cultural Foundation of Franklin Cascaes, is a show of theatrical diversity with the participation of 53 theater groups from six Brazilian states and two international theater that includes theatrical performances of children’s theater shows, children’s theater, adult theater, street theater and circus-theater of the most varied genres and formats.

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Brave Festival – the festival of the brave, of the people who say where they are from, what their values are, traditions and spirituality. This is not a festival about works of art but about the art which can save and protect thousands of forgotten, abandoned, lonely cultures and people.

Our mission is to bring together children from all over the world in an atmosphere of friendship and respect for each other’s cultures. We do so by joining together children in artistic experiences aimed to inspire them to imagine a better future for themselves and their communities and provide them with tools to help realize their aspirations.

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The main goal of “Maskarada” is to discover the variety of masks which contemporary theatres put on. The festival provides performances for children and adults, workshops, and plenary sessions.

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t is one of the biggest theater festival in China, and also the first international theater festival for children which is held outdoor. Every year, it invites more than 15 famous theater groups from all over the world to participate and celebrate this festival together. It encourages show without verbal language.

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Work selected will be across art-form genres, ranging across theatre, dance, visual arts, digital art, live art and children’s work. The programme will also include a series of talks and debates delivered by UK artists and arts consultants. International delegates are encouraged to attend and to consider work for inclusion in their programmes, and to forge relationships with the UK disability arts constituency to broker relationships with the UK disability arts sector.

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Printemps des Comédiens is an international theater festival, popular and accessible to all, both for its artistic line and the practice of low rates, with a diverse choice: classical shows, contemporary, circus, young companies, world cultures.

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In order to contribute to the 23 April National Sovereignty and Children’s Day Atatürk, which Atatürk gave as a gift to children, with the art of theater, to open the Turkish theater abroad through the children of the world, to promote it and to follow intercultural development and change by following the developments in this field, Since 2005, the General Directorate of State Theaters has been organizing the International Children’s Theaters Festival in Ankara every year.

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The Maitisong Festival is undoubtedly the biggest arts festival in Botswana. International and local artists will bring theatre, music, dance, poetry and comedy to audiences in and around Gaborone. We look forward to celebrating another year of arts promotion, raising the professional bar in the arts, launching careers and connecting Botswana artists with their international counterparts.

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Hakawy International Arts Festival brings international and local performances designed for children and presents them in a vibrant 10-days- long festival with the aim of educating and entertaining Egyptian children and their families through arts and culture.

Since its inception in 2011, the festival has been keen on bringing world-renowned companies as Le Vélo Theatre from France and Aga Boom from the U.S.A. among many others.

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Tifli, meaning bachpan or childhood, is an international theatre festival for children organized by Assitej India. TYA stands for Theatre for Young Audiences.

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Born in 1996, the FATEJ has always had an atmosphere of theater and experience in the field of theater for children and young people. It is also an arena for African troupes to come into contact with the rest of the world through our ‘Guest of Honor’ which is all about inviting non-African countries. The South East, North South and North North.

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FITA Chile
November

FITA Chile, held in Santiago city, it is a pioneering event organized by ASSITEJ/Te Veo Chile, that will bring together more than 20 Ibero-American companies of dance, circus and theatre, focused for children and youth, and the participation of programmers and artists from around the world.

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Swedstage
October

Swedstage is the opportunity to see and experience the very best of Swedish performing arts for children, youth and adults. During three days in Stockholm, we will present exclusively selected Swedish performances, able to tour and available for an international audience.

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The Beijing Music Festival Arts Foundation shares information and works in close cooperation with world-leading music festivals, global organizations, international famous agents, and the greatest musicians and orchestras of China and in the rest of the world, and hence the promotion of the international cultural exchange and the development of China’s music undertaking.

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The International Festival for children and youth Guaguas de Maiz or FITIJ Guaguas Maíz, is a permanent annual space that promotes the performing arts created and conceived by national and international professional companies, who dedicate their creative work for children and youth. In this space, a program is developed and built with around 50 events, including theatrical presentations, academic meetings, workshops, alternative events and training that involve different sectors (children, youth, family, performing arts professionals, professionals from other disciplines and educators) around the stage directed to children and youth.

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FETO aims to be a space of appreciation, visibility and promotion of theater produced in schools, universities and free and technical courses. Being a student festival par excellence, it also houses in its program training activities, cultural exchanges and meetings with professionals of the scenic arts. Added to this, a work of formation of audience directed, mainly, to children and young people.

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For over 50 years Dimitria Festival continues to represent the most modern trends in all artistic forms and to utilise the heritage of Thessaloniki and Greece. Through new artistic landscapes of sound, image, and experience, operatic elements are combined with puppetry, technology becomes a crucial part of the performing arts, the performative practices of theatre and dance meet performance art, Greek musicians meet international musicians.

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Dublin Fringe Festival is a platform for the best new, emerging Irish arts companies and a showcase for the finest international contemporary performing arts. For artists, Fringe facilitates opportunities to innovate, to cross boundaries and strengthen the conditions in which they work. For audiences, Fringe is the place to discover meaningful, exciting and unforgettable cultural experiences.

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We want to provide arts education for the development of our society through enriching children and the youth by giving them a platform to develop and express themselves through arts and culture and ensuring that arts can be an opportunity for job creation.

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Porto Alegre em Cena is one of the most important scenic arts festivals in Latin America that in the years of uninterrupted activities has taken the most important artists and groups of the scenic acts from Brazil and the world to the city of Porto Alegre.

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the single biggest celebration of arts and culture on the planet. Every August for three weeks the city of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe. With 53,232 performances of 3,398 shows in 300 venues in 2017 there are quite literally thousands of reasons to visit the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Every year thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children’s shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.

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One of the most vital and dynamic cultural events in Warsaw. Jazz, pop, cabaret revues, theatre, literature, visual arts, history and tradition of Jews, Poland, Warsaw. A wide-ranging offer for children and families.

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SAMPO Festival brings renowned puppet artists from around the world to Helsinki for the third time to perform and take part in workshops and discussions about and around puppetry. 

Our program offers memorable, touching and entertaining performances for children and adults. One of the biggest puppetry festivals in Finland, it showcases artists from across the field, different styles of puppetry and visual theatre, and crosses borders between different fields of art. In addition to performances, the program also features workshops and diverse artist meetings.

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The Children’s Musical Theater Festival (CMTF) is a nine-day, performance based theater program for students ages 8-18. CMTF provides the unique opportunity for aspiring young actors to originate roles in new works by up-and-coming musical theater writers or create roles in new student versions of established musicals. It also provides theater writers with the opportunity, space and resources to develop and showcase new family-friendly musicals.

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The Vrystaat Arts Festival • Tsa-Botjhaba is an Afrikaans language festival that forges creative connections with English and Sotho cultures. We contribute to the exchange of ideas around arts, culture and society through connections with other national and international creative communities.

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The multidisciplinary Galway International Arts Festival takes place each July in Galway, Ireland and covers a range of art forms. In 2018, The Guardian named the festival as one of the Top 5 Summer Festivals in Europe.

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George Town Festival delivers an entirely new way of experiencing arts to everyone. The festival embodies the idea of making arts accessible to all, regardless of age or background.

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Rick Rika Festa (official name: International Children’s and Youth Theater Festival Okinawa) is an international performing arts festival for families that is held in Okinawa every summer since 2005.

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Through excellent international drama performances and communications, children’s drama seminars and various drama activities, China Children’s Theatre Festival has become an important window to display domestic and foreign drama achievements; provided a great platform to promote the developments and communications, as well as a new bridge to gather strength and supports.

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The Cradle of Creativity comprised a Festival, a Conference and a World Congress, all dedicated to theatre for young audiences. 

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Festivals

  • ASHTAR Theatre International Youth Festival – ATiYF

    ASHTAR Theatre International Youth Festival – ATiYF

    July , Ramallah, Palestine

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  • Isnard Azevedo Festival

    Isnard Azevedo Festival

    June , Florianopolis, Brazil, South America

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  • Brave Kids Festival

    Brave Kids Festival

    June , Wrocław, Poland

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  • International Festival of Animated Forms: Maskarada

    International Festival of Animated Forms: Maskarada

    May , Rzeszow, Poland

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  • Xi’an International Theatre Festival For Children

    Xi’an International Theatre Festival For Children

    May , Xi'an, China, Asia

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  • Unlimited Festival of Disability Arts

    Unlimited Festival of Disability Arts

    May , Southbank Centre, London, England

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  • Printemps des Comédiens

    Printemps des Comédiens

    May , Montpellier, France

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  • International Children’s Theater Festival

    International Children’s Theater Festival

    April , Ankara, Turkey, Eurasia

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  • Maitisong Festival

    Maitisong Festival

    April , Gaborone, Botswana

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  • Hakawy Festival

    Hakawy Festival

    March , Cairo, Egypt

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  • Tifli-International TYA Festival

    Tifli-International TYA Festival

    December , New Dehli, India, Asia

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  • The African Theater Festival for Children and Youth

    The African Theater Festival for Children and Youth

    November , Yaoundé, Cameroon

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  • FITA Chile

    FITA Chile

    November , Santiago, Chile

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  • Swedstage

    Swedstage

    October , Sweden, Europe

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  • Beijing Music Festival

    Beijing Music Festival

    October , Beijing, China, Asia

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  • FITIJ Guaguas Maíz

    FITIJ Guaguas Maíz

    October , South America

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  • Festival Estudantil De Teatro

    Festival Estudantil De Teatro

    October , Belo Horizonte, Brazil, South America

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  • Dimitria Festival

    Dimitria Festival

    October , Thessaloniki, Greece

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  • Dublin Fringe Festival

    Dublin Fringe Festival

    September , Dublin, Ireland

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  • International Annual Children’s Arts & Culture Festival

    International Annual Children’s Arts & Culture Festival

    September , Katutura, Namibia, Africa

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  • Festival Porto Alegre Em Cena

    Festival Porto Alegre Em Cena

    September , Porto Alegre, Brazil, South America

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  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival

    Edinburgh Fringe Festival

    August , Edinburgh, Scotland

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  • Jewish Culture Festival – Singer’s Warsaw Jewish

    Jewish Culture Festival – Singer’s Warsaw Jewish

    August , Warsaw, Poland

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  • SAMPO – International Puppet Theatre Festival

    SAMPO – International Puppet Theatre Festival

    August , Helsinki, Finland

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  • Children’s Musical Theatre Festival

    Children’s Musical Theatre Festival

    July , New York, United States

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  • Vrystaat Arts Festival

    Vrystaat Arts Festival

    July , Vrystaat, South Africa, Africa

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  • Galway International Arts Festival

    Galway International Arts Festival

    July , Galway, Ireland

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  • George Town Festival

    George Town Festival

    July , Penang, Malaysia, Asia

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  • Rick Rika Festa

    Rick Rika Festa

    July , Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, Asia

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  • China Children’s Theatre Festival

    China Children’s Theatre Festival

    July , China, Asia

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  • Cradle of Creativity

    Cradle of Creativity

    May , Cape Town, South Africa, Africa

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