Mar 242016

On behalf of the Nordic and Baltic countries, we wish you a wonderful International Theatre Day.

Lithuanian Theatre Lover about THEATRE ESSENCE


„… my soul home smelling like a mint tea. Only in theatre I can show true self. It is like the magical key to my essence.“ (Irmante, 16) Continue reading »

Mar 092016

Jonova 2017 LithuaniaDanute Vaigauskaite of the AITA/IATA asbl Lithuanian National Centre announces AIDAS 2017, the XIII International Amateur Theatre Festival in Jonava, Lithuania.

This festival was initiated by Jonava Municipality Theatre and the Lithuanian National Centre and is the only amateur theatre festival in Lithuania. It commemorates the Lithuanian playwright Raimundas Samulevicius. Continue reading »

Feb 122016

International relations and project manager Iveta Graudina writes about the 9th Theatre Festival “Step by Step” in Latvia.

The organisers – Rezekne Theatre – invite amateur and professional groups with performances of various genres ranging from drama and dance to clownery and puppet theatre to spend 4 unforgettable days from 15 to 18 September 2016. Continue reading »

Nov 202014

Logo iata 250Joke Elbers has written a brief report on her recent visit to the RÍGA SPÉLÉ TEÁTRI Festival, held in the VEF Palace of Culture, Ropažu Street, Riga, Latvia.

The National Centre of Latvia  - Latvijas Amatieru Teatru Asociacija – is headed by President Ms. Inguna Gremze. Latvia is a member of NEATA – the aita/iata Region covering the Nordic Countries. Continue reading »

May 202014

The NEATA Festival is a theatre festival where people from the Nordic countries, the Baltic countries and from the rest of Europe meet for intensive days of theatre performances, workshops and qualified theatre discussions.

The Festival website is HERE and you will find details of the performances, venues, groups and the latest news about the Festival.

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Jul 202012

The NEATA festival in Sonderborg will soon take place. More information about this event is also this website HERE and the programme for the festival is HERE.

One item on the 1 August 2012 agenda of the NEATA steering Committee will be a presentation from Josef Hollos about the formation of, and ideas behind, EFAT – European Forum of Amateur Theatre. A note about a meeting held in Berlin from 27 to 29 April, 2012 is HERE. Continue reading »

Aug 222010

Welcome to the next International Amateur Theatre Festival of AITA/IATA asbl in Tromsø, Norway 14th – 24th July 2011.

Click here to find out where Tromsø is located.

The theme of the Festival is DIALOGUE and the aim of the festival is to promote peace through the medium of theatre; to initiate dialogue across borders; and to keep dialogue open. Together for theatre – together for peace!

Amateur Theatre groups of the highest artistic quality drawn from every genre, type and style of theatrical performance from all over the world are invited to attend for the entire festival. The number of participants in each group is not limited; however, the organiser will only pay for the accommodation and full board for 10 people per theatre group for the whole of the festival. The General Rules of the Festival are attached and I urge you to read these carefully as they will provide you with all the information you need. If you have any questions about the General Rules please send these directly to the Organising Committee at the address below.

We kindly ask you, as the National Centre or appropriate body, to inform the Organising Committee and the Secretariat of AITA/IATA by June 30th 2010 if you wish to participate in the Festival. Your request to participate should be sent by post or email to the Organizing Committee at the address below and copied to

Norwegian theatre council (Norsk teaterråd)
P.O. Box 1129 Sentrum
0104 OSLO

Countries that request participation will have to submit a complete dossier about the proposed group and their performance to the festival’s Organising Committee no later than September 15th, 2010. As listed in the General Rules, you will see that your dossier should include:

1. a letter of recommendation from the national centre, according to article 19, legitimising the choice of the group and the performance, and guaranteeing that they represent amateur theatre in the applicant nation;
2. a certificate signed by selection structure members (according to article 19), guaranteeing the high quality of the performance (according to article 5);
3. an historical description of the group and its activity;
4. the full text of the play or the scenario in the case of a non-text play, in either French, English or in Spanish;
5. the play synopsis;
6. the list of actors and their character;
7. the detailed technical design;
8. ten different photographs (colour and/or black and white) of the play;
9. unless there is a strong reason not to do so, a video recording, DVD or VHS standard, of the entire play, taken in wide shot with a fixed camera.

An international Selection Committee will decide which groups will participate and you will know if you have been successful by the end of November 2010.

General Rules [PDF, 152k]