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UK and International Theatre Associations

A Guide to the roles and activities of key voluntary and official organisations promoting theatre and performing arts worldwide, with a special emphasis on those related to Theatre for Young Audiences.

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There are many voluntary associations for drama and theatre by, with and for children and young people in the UK and Ireland and a wider international family of associations and organisations supports the promotion and development of theatre and drama worldwide.

The relationship between these international associations is complex. Some are semi-official. The International Theatre Institute is recognised by UNESCO as the representative organisation for all the performing arts but some others, such as UNIMA and AITA-IATA, are also regarded as partners by UNESCO. As UNESCO is based in Paris, many associations founded in the 1950‟s are known by their French names or acronyms. The material in the .pdf file below has been gathered with financial support from Arts Council England, through a bursary for international development of UK Theatre for Young Audiences, and has been edited by Paul Harman, Chair TYA-UK Centre of ASSITEJ July 2011.

Editor: Paul Harman

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