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Theatre for children & young people

ASSITEJ South Africa is a national network organisation of artists, educators, organisations and institutions from all provinces.

Our Vision

South African children and young people will have access to quality, performing arts especially designed for them, contributing to a more empathic, engaged and creative society.

We build the sector of theatre for young audiences in South Africa through supporting and developing the artists, empowering education through the performing arts, creating strategies for access to the arts, and advocating for the role of the arts as an essential right of every child and young person.

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Join the After School Game Changer Family

Are you involved with teaching an after school arts programme? Are you an NGO or community group involved in the after school space? Does your school offer after school programmes?

Join us for an interactive information, networking, and workshop event. We are targeting arts practitioners with 2-3 years’ experience in the after school space, NGOs  and community groups working with children after school, as well as principals, HODs, and teachers. 

Session will include:

·         Introduction to the After School Game Changer Arts Practitioner Training Programme which is a partnership between ASSITEJ South Africa and the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport. 

·         Networking and leveraging partnerships within the sector/ Discussion

·         Workshop – Exploring Creativity 

·         Lunch will be provided 

·         No cost to participants 

CAPE TOWN

When: 02 & 23 February 2019
Where: Molo Mhlaba School (Ncumo Road, Harare Square, Harare, Khayelitsha)
Time: 09:00-15:00

EDEN

When: 09 February
Where: Knysna Town Hall (Clyde Street)
Time: 09:00-15:00 

CAPE WINELANDS

When: 16 February 2019
Where: Callie de Wet Hall (8 Church St, Robertson)
Time: 09:00-15:00

RSVP through info@assitej.org.za  OR by completing this form: https://goo.gl/forms/zaRHj104KSXnEFXm1

Please note:
LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
TRANSPORT AT OWN COST  

To read more about the programme, go here.
Launching Cradle of Creativity 2019

Due to the success of the original event, ASSITEJ SA has launched Cradle of Creativity as a new international TYA festival and conference to take place for the first time in August 2019 in Cape Town. Thereafter it will rotate every two years to a different part of South Africa.

SAVE THE DATE: 20-25 AUGUST 2019

WHERE: CAPE TOWN – BAXTER THEATRE, MAGNET THEATRE, THEATRE ARTS ADMIN COLLECTIVE AND GUGA S’THEBE

To read the final report about Cradle of Creativity 2017, go here.

Official website
Theatre4Youth

This programme creates a national framework for connecting children and young people with the theatre best suited to them. It comprises an online catalogue for finding the best work most suited to the children and young people of our country, as well as an ongoing programme to make these connections.

Through Theatre4Youth, we take children to the theatre and take theatre to children in creches, community halls, schools, theatres and other spaces.

There are three Theatre4Youth full-time coordinators, each based in a different province: Western Cape, Gauteng and KZN. We also have part-time representatives in other provinces.

This dynamic team ensures that ASSITEJ SA knows what is happening in all parts of the country and that we are able to strategize to connect artists with audiences and vice versa.

Go to the Theatre4youth catalogue here

See what we're up to!

We are the official national centre of ASSITEJ (Association Internationale du Theatre de l’Enfance et la Jeunesse/International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People). (Link to ASSITEJ website: www.assitej-international.org)