Approved by the Ministry of Culture and hosted by China National Theatre for Children, China Children’s Theatre Festival has been successfully held seven sessions since 2011. On the theme of “Light Children’s Heart and Shape the Future”, the festival tries to show various kinds of culture and art from different countries, helping Chinese audience to learn more about the world. It aims to promote the development of world children drama and strengthen international exchanges and cooperation.

So far, China Children’s Theatre Festival has already invited 158 art groups from more than 20 countries and regions including The United States, Canada, England, Spain, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Czech, Japan, Korea, Turkey, Romania, Argentina, Lithuania, etc. During the seven years, over 300 drama productions have made nearly 1,500 performances for almost 1 million audiences. Through excellent international drama performances, communications, different drama seminars and various drama activities, China Children’s Theatre Festival has become an important window to display domestic and foreign drama achievements; provided a great platform to promote the developments and communications, as well as a new bridge to gather strength and supports.

“All for Children” is the persistent pursuit of China National Theatre for Children, as well as the core ideology of China Children’s Theatre Festival. Let’s meet in the magnificent stage for China Children’s Theatre Festival, with arts, sincerity and responsibility, to lighten children’s heart, fly their dreams and strengthen our international friendship and cooperation.

We invite productions from all around world to join us. We can provide accommodation to all participants, food at the hotel, technical support and some performance fee [subject to big (700 seats) or small (200 seats) venues]. Travelling costs are covered by each participating theatre.


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