South African Cultural Observatory

19th ASSITEJ World Congress & International Theatre Festival for Children and Young People

BY 26.04.17

The Cradle of Creativity (16-27 May) comprises a Festival, a Conference and a World Congress, all dedicated to theatre for young audiences. The multi-layered event is hosted by ASSITEJ South Africa, and will take place in Cape Town at multiple venues. In partnership with the National Arts Council of South Africa, this will be the 19th ASSITEJ World Congress and International Theatre Festival in the 52 year history of ASSITEJ International and the very first on the African continent

Delegate Packages

EARLY BIRD SPECIALS (10% DISCOUNT) WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST 100 BOOKINGS.

COUNTRY ECONOMIES I.E "HIGH INCOME"  ARE AS PER WORLD BANK DATA

For the range of delegate packages please click on the various options 'Cradle', 'Congress', 'Conference', 'Focus Day' and 'Festival' to review the available packages.

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