World Theatre Day 2024

Since 1962 World Theatre Day has been celebrated by theatre organisations, theatre universities and theatre lovers across the globe on the 27th of March.

Every year, AITA/IATA invites its members and amateur theatre companies from all over the world, to join the celebrations by sharing their events on our website.

If your theatre company is celebrating World Theatre Day or has a performance on or around 27th March, tell us about it here. 

Sir Ian McKellen's World Theatre Day message to the amateur theatres around the world!

AITA/IATA President World Theatre Day message

As an organisation we focus wholeheartedly on bringing people together and concentrate on the unifying factor of our shared love for theatre and for the freedom of expression that we enjoy through theatre.

Most theatre people acknowledge similarities whilst celebrating difference. We celebrate that there is always more than one route to the same destination. That there are as many interpretations of a text as there are Directors ready to take that text and to bring it through to theatrical realisation. Each Director will have their own view of the message of the playwright, and their own vision in staging the playwright’s work. Through theatre we offer our views for consideration and to provoke dialogue and discussion, not as diktat or doctrine but as open communication. In the International Amateur Theatre Association, we mark World Theatre Day in the context of our maxim: Education and Understanding Through Theatre. The routes to that understanding are multi-layered, complex and diverse, and in this we remain proud.


Events shared by members and friends of AITA/IATA

Single Spies
Two plays by Alan Bennett. A cocktail of spies, lies, royalty and art sparkles in this comedy double bill.
  • 27/03/2024
  • 19:45:00
  • The Questors Theatre, 12, Mattock Lane, Ealing, London, W5 5BQ
AV-Teatern - Black comedy

Farce by Peter Shaffer

  • 29/03/2024
  • 19:00:00
  • Annegatan 26, 00100 Helsingfors
Prästkulla revyn - Skrattretande

Revue written by Sicke Lundberg and Peppe Krook.

  • 28/03/2024
  • 19:00:00
  • Nitlaxvägen 12, 10600 Ekenäs, Finland
Stand-up Comedy Evening

If you fancy an evening bursting with humour, then come to our stand-up comedy night.

  • 27/03/2024
  • 20:00:00
  • Theaterpädagogisches Zentrum Brixen, Köstlaner Straße 28, 39042 Brixen, Italy
World Theatre Day 27/03/2024

Act of several groups of the “barcelonés” region to celebrate the world day, with reading of the international manifesto.

  • 23/03/2024
  • 17:00:00
  • Centre Civic Tomasa Cuevas. C/ Dolors Masferrer 33. Les Corts. Barcelona. ESPAÑA
Muertos por el teatro

Reading of a manifesto in favour of theatre and celebration of a rehearsal, open to the public, of some adaptations of Shakespeare that make them die for theatre, hence the title of the event.

  • 20/03/2024
  • 21:30:00
  • Teatro El Síscar. C. Antonio Machado, 1, 30149 El Siscar, Murcia
Por el ojo de la Cerradura

“Por el ojo de la Cerradura” is a lighthearted chronicle that shows us faces and masks of the artists.
Different facets of the theatre through its characters.

  • 21/03/2024
  • 19:00:00
  • Casa de Cultura de Santa Pola Carrer d’Elx, 24, 03130 Santa Pola, Alicante, ESPAÑA
Celebración del Día Mundial del Teatro

There will be a reading of the World Theatre Day manifesto and micro-theatre performances.

  • 27/03/24
  • 20:00:00
  • Teatro Principal de Almansa. Calle Federico García Lorca s/n
Celebration of the World Theater Day

The ceremony includes a variety of segments such as: reading the international message and honoring an influential theatrical figure.

  • 29/03/2024
  • 16:00:00
  • Theatrical Rehabilitation Centre (Koma Şano). Al-Hasakah, Al-Qamishli. 009634, Syria

Gala dos Hipopremios 2024

Gala para entrega de premios de la Asociación Hipócrita Teatro. Se dan premios al público y a las mejores obras del año presentadas en el escenario Hipócrita.

  • 23/03/2024
  • 20:00:00
  • Escenario Hipócrita. Rúa Doutor Gasalla nº8. Lugo. España

7 Voci

Flashmob con frasi tratte dal messaggio della giornata, accompagnato da violino e canto dal vivo, con l’obiettivo di “dare cibo” e “allenare” anima e pensiero, attraverso l’arte, come lo si fa con lo stomaco e il corpo, attraverso il cibo e lo sport.

  • 23/03/2024
  • 19:00:00
  • Castellana Grotte, Bari, Puglia. Italy

Radio interview broadcast nationally

Interview on “Onda Cero”, one of the main radio networks in Spain, in which the situation of the Amateur Theater, its origins and its future in this country will be addressed.

With the president of Escenamateur, Alejandro Cavadas: the theater director and actor, Ignacio Aranguren; and the amateur theater actors, Esther Remiro and Federico López

  • 27/03/2024
  • 10:00:00
  • España

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