Our Mission

To Promote Understanding and Education Through Theatre

Wherever you live, there is an organisation near to you that has a strong relationship with AITA/IATA, the worldwide organisation for amateur theatre.

There are both National Centre Members and Associate Members of AITA/IATA.

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AITA/IATA unites and links amateur theatre groups, community theatres and organisations actively working for theatre amateurs and individuals throughout the world who love creating and making theatre in their free time. People and organisations we link with, work with and for children, with young people and with adults.

AITA/IATA is dedicated to the artistic, cultural and educational rights of human beings across the globe and advocates on behalf of all, regardless of nationality, language, cultural identity, ability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background or religion.

AITA/IATA brings people together by offering meeting places, so that they can share knowledge and practice within the field of theatre in order to deepen understanding, develop practice, create new opportunities and strengthen the global amateur theatre sector.

AITA/IATA relies on the input of its Members on the events they are organising and offers its network in any possible way to make these initiatives visible to the world.

AITA/IATA aims at openness and inclusivity.



Explore the list of National Centre Members and Associate Members across the World.


The AITA/IATA global network has developed alliances based on geographic and/or cultural grounds.


Find out about upcoming events and festivals. Some of the events could be currently receiving applications.


The current Council of AITA/IATA asbl were elected at the General Assembly held in Monaco, 21 August 2021.

The role of the Council is to:

➜ Action the decisions of the General Assembly
➜ Manage the administration of the Association
➜ Prepare policy
➜ Prepare potential projects
➜ Prepare programme proposals for consideration by the Council and confirmation by the General Assembly

Meet our Council Members:

Aled Rhys-Jones - president
Sofia Wegelius - Vice President
vicepresident.sw@aitaiata.net ​
Kelli McLoud-Schingen - councillor
Ksenia Nesterova - Councillor
x.nesterova@gmail.com ​
Patrick Schoenstein - CouncilLor
roeleps@yahoo.com ​
Carlos Taberneiro - Councillor
ctaberneiro@yahoo.es ​
Stephen Tobias - Councillor
heidi troi - COUNCILLOR​
heidi_troi@yahoo.de ​

To support Council with their efforts, AITA/IATA has appointed a secretariat. The role involves managing communication, dealing with membership inquiries and coordinating events.

Anne Gilmour - Secretariat

The General Assembly is AITA/IATA’s highest decision-making body that elects the AITA/IATA Council and formally accepts members proposed by Council.

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