Festival List

 
The Dunkel Folk at NEATA Festival

Information about events listed below with an * next to the date are posted on this website.

Dear Friends / Colleagues,

With pleasure I send you an update of the International Amateur Theatre Activities. Not only participating is a useful and great experience, visiting a festival as a spectator is as well!

Kind regards,
Joke Elbers
elstan@zonnet.nl

Updated 18 April 2017

Events in 2017

*30 June – 1 July, Singapore: SDEA Singapore Drama Educators Association 4th Conference www.sdea.org.sg (HERE on this website)

*3 – 10 July, Youth Summer School, Peja, Kosovo. For those aged 8 – 30; Euro 500 covering all accommodation, food and materials. Contact Marigona Bekteshi Ferati
marigonabekteshi3@gmail.com +386 49 710 898. (HERE on this website)

*2 – 8 July, Dublin, Ireland; 16 – 22 July, Galway, Ireland; 23 – 27 July, Ennis, Ireland, 23 – 27 July, Belfast, Ireland. International Summer School for 11 – 13 yrs and 14 – 19 yrs. See this website HERE.

*19 – 30 July, 12th EDERED Youth Encounter, Aalborg, Denmark with the theme of TIVOLI.  Hosted by DATS, the Danish Amateur Theatre Association. This is for young people between 15 – 18 years. Website: www.edered.org; Facebook: www.facebook.com/EDERED2017; DATS: www.dats.dk / dats@dats.dk

20 – 23 July, Vratsa, Bulgaria: 4th International Ancient Cultures Festival TODORKA’S SUN historical themed performances, outdoor stage historical reconstructions can take part. Email: baat1@abv.bg

20 July – 20 August, Kolasin, Montenegro, 4th ALTERNATIVE Theatre Festival KORIFEJ. Email: kolasinskopozoriste@gmail.com.

*29 July 4 August, Tournon sur Rhone and Tain l’Hermitage, France: Shakespeare Festival 2017, 16 – 30 yrs, theatre, dance, music, indoor, outdoor, street around Shakespeare’s world. Email: festivalshakespeare@outlook.fr

20 – 30 August, Tsarevo, Bulgaria: 3rd Festival Vacation PRIESTS OF THE MUSES International Youth Festival of Arts street theatre and outdoor performances can take part baat1@abv.bg

*21 – 30 August, Monaco: 16th Mondial du Théâtre mondialdutheatre@monte-carlo.mc

23 – 26 August, Namur, Belgium: XI International Amateur Theatre Festival performances 60 minutes, for up to 12 people. All genres – dance, musical theatre, mime, puppets. Participants to attend throughout the festival. Application deadline 31 Jan 2017. Email: taps@province.namur.be

28 August – 2 September, Girona, Spain: 17th FITAG International Amateur Theatre Festival visual performances such as mime and theatre-dance are welcome; max 12 persons per group; max. duration 75 minutes for 25 groups. Email fitag@fitag.cat

*1 – 12 September, 25th India Theatre Olympiad: International Theatre Festival, Cuttack, Odisha, India. Festival for all genres of performing arts. Contact Prof Kartik Chandra Rath: theatre.olympiad@gmail.com cc to theatreolympiad@rediffmail.com

*7 – 13 September, Mont-Laurier, Canada: International Festival de Theatre, organised by AITA/IATA asbl Associate group Double Defi info@doubledefi.org (HERE on this website)

*14 – 17 September, Ottawa, Canada. Children’s Theatre Exchange (CTE) between AITA/IATA Associates Piano Theatre, Russia and Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre, Canada and a third group from USA. (HERE on this website)

*20 – 23 September, Progress Sopron, Hungary: Hungary’s most important international amateur theatre festival with 6 international groups invited to join 6 Hungarian Groups. Deadline 30 April for electronic applications and 25 April for Postal applications. Email sopronprogress@gmail.com

*20 – 24 September, Jonava, Lithuania: AIDAS 2017 XIII International Amateur Theatre Festival AIDAS 2017. Email: st@jonava.net  (HERE on this website).

*22 – 26 November, Göppinger Theatertage, Goppinger, Germany. Website and Application Forms HERE. 

*early December, Tbilisi, Georgia, THE MASK 2017 student festival from ASTA Associate. A Festival by Students for Students. Email  astafestival@yahoo.com  (see HERE on this website)

*5 – 9 December, Iasi, Romania: LUDIC Theatre Days. Up to 8 people per group for a max of 120 mins. Email: ludicc@yahoo.com; Web: www.ludic.ro. (HERE on this website).

*14 – 17 December, Delhi, India. Ryan Foundation’s 15th International Children’s Festival. For children 12 – 19, drama, dance, puppetry and music groups invited. Application Form HERE deadline 30 Aug 2017. (HERE on this website).

2018

28 Jan – 5 February, India. 18th Global Children & Youth Drama Festival, international groups welcome. www.theatremovement.com, email contact-icyddf@gmail.com 

*9 – 13 May, Donzdorf, Germany. 10th International Theater Festival, Donzdorf, Germany. International groups of up to 10 people welcome. Contact  raffi.wohlfahrt@hotmail.de by Friday 1 September 2017. (HERE on this website)

18 – 24 June, Venice Florida, USA. aactWorldFest 2018. www.aact.org/aactworldfest

*22 – 29 June, Lingen, Germany. 15th AITA/IATA asbl World Festival of Children’s Theatre, theme Children Move the World. Applications may be submitted until October 2017. For more information contact – kontakt@weltkindertheaterfest.de

19 – 22 July, Vratsa, Bulgaria: 5th International Ancient Cultures Festival TODORKA’S SUN, historical themed performances, outdoor stage historical reconstructions can take part. Email: baat1@abv.bg

20 – 30 August, Tsarevo, Bulgaria: 10th Jubilee Festival PRIESTS OF THE MUSES International Youth Festival of Arts street theatre and outdoor performances can take part. Email baat1@abv.bg

27 August – 2 September, Goleniow, Poland: 20th International Amateur and Alternative Theatre Festival BRAMAT, organised by Teatr Brama teatrbrama@gmail.comwww.teatrbrama.org/english/bramat

*5 – 12 October, Bethlehem, Palestine. Festival for those aged over 16 years of age for productions 40 – 60 mins. Deadline is 30 November 2017. rkhader@diyar.ps

Joke Elbers, Netherlands

  16 Responses to “Festival List”

  1. Dear Sir,
    Our folk Theatre group want to participate in your festival.Kindly give us correspondence address.
    Regards,
    Rohit Mathur
    09928199500

    • Dear Rohit Mathur
      Thank you for your enquiry.
      Please contact the organisers of any festival you are interested to attend in the above list. Each festival is unique with different entry requirements and deadlines.
      Secretariat AITA/IATA asbl

  2. hello i have a question, if my group can register in events now ?

    • Dear George
      Any amauter theater company can apply to take part in a festival listed above. Please contact the organisers of any event you are interested in for more details.
      Secretariat AITA/IATA

  3. Hi!

    I want to ask you. Do you have any information about amateur theater festivals in Japan?
    Thank you in advance for your reply

    • Dear Yuriy
      Thank you for your enquiry. May I suggest that you contact the AITA/IATA National Centre in Japan – see HERE on this website for more information. Or contact Associates – see HERE. I know that Associate Ashibue host a festival in September.
      Secretariat AITA/IATA asbl

  4. Thanks a lot for that festival calender; hopefully we can get some talented groups to one of the events. Greetings D.H.

    • Dear Dagmar
      Do contact any of the festival organisers for any information about taking your group to a festival. Organisers are always very helpful.
      Secretariat AITA/IATA asbl

  5. We want to participate in drama completion. We performed a tribal play in different stage and different look. It is very much apriciated . it is a different type drama

    • Dear Deepak ku Rout
      Thank you for your Comment
      You need to contact the organisers of any festival listed above in which you are would like to take part. Each festival is different with different themes and arrangements. It is usual, however, that you need to find the funds to travel to the country of the festival but the festival organisers will meet you at the nearest airport and take you to the festival venue and host you.
      Good luck!
      Secretariat AITA/IATA asbl

  6. Dear,

    Greetings from Taraqee for Social Change, Lahore – Pakistan
    I would like to bring it in your kin notice that I am the Director of Taraqee for Social Change, Taraqee for Social Change is a non government, non political and non profit theatrical organization. working since last 7 years.
    We wish to enter our group in your festival, please send us the details (terms and conduitions) of your festival

    Thanks

    Zahid Rehman
    Director,
    Taraqee for Social Change,
    Lahore – Pakistan
    o300 – 7371593

    • Dear Zahid Rehman
      Thank you for your enquiry.
      There are many festivals listed above, I don’t know to which festival you refer. To take part in a festival you need to contact the organisers of the festival for information about the terms and conditions and possible festival theme and age limits of the performers (if any).
      Your theatre group sounds like it might have the appropriate criteria for becoming an Associate of AITA/IATA asbl – that is the performers do not receive payment for their performance. If you are interested in joining as an Associate – the annual subscription for a group from Pakistan is Euro 10 – then please see the Associate Application Form HERE on this website.
      Secretariat AITA/IATA asbl

  7. May i have participate in following theatre festival ,,

    • Dear Shyam Kumar
      Thank you for your enquiry.
      There are many festivals listed above, I don’t know to which festival you refer. To take part in a festival you need to contact the organisers of the festival for information about the terms and conditions and possible festival theme and age limits of the performers (if any).
      If your theatre group has the appropriate criteria for becoming an Associate of AITA/IATA asbl – that is the performers do not receive payment for their performance – you might be interested to join as an Associate – the annual subscription will be either Euro 10 or Euro 50 depending on your country but please see the Associate Application Form HERE on this website.
      Secretariat AITA/IATA asbl

  8. Can I join your festival and show perpormance

    • Dear Vivek Mathur
      Thank you for your email.
      As you can see from the above list there are many festivals – you need to apply directly to the organiser of the festival in which you are interested.
      Secretariat AITA/IATA asbl

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