ASSITEJ Pakistan:

ASSITEJ Pakistan – National Centre is a chapter of ASSITEJ International working under the rules and regulations of ASSITEJ International and completes the objectives and mission of the international governing body. ASSITEJ has more than 100 national centers around the globe. The National Centre of Pakistan is the official ASSITEJ chapter representing Pakistan.

Official Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/assitej.pakistan/

Official Members

The Little Art

The Little Art uses the arts, primarily media, to teach children and young adults to recognize and begin to understand the social issues pervading their immediate community; social issues that prohibit the development of their dreams, ideas and principles. Little Art is changing the way arts are done for kids!’.  The Little Art launched its theatre wing named Tamasha launching theatrical productions for children and young audiences.


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Chota Mota Theatre

A prominent Theatre Company in Lahore for Children and the youth by Theatre experts Mobeen Ejaz and Sarah Zahid. Chota Mota Theatre is introducing a theatrical program de-signed especially for children in Pakistan basing predominantly on children’s theatrical journeys that they specialize in. Alongside children, the company also seeks to involve young and adult enthusiasts as well as amateur and professional actors, all of who are looking to strengthen their unexplored talents and acting skills through appropriate cours-es offered.





Maas Foundation

Maas Foundation is working in the theatre field from 2003 with a tag line of awareness through theatre. From 2014 onwards it started theatre for children and young audience. It is main stream organization based at Lahore working in theatre production, conducting the-atre workshops for TYA and its main focus is to working closely with schools.




Independent Theatre Pakistan

Founded in 2012 we are the youngest Pakistani Theatre Company. Not only do we provide a platform for theatrical arts, we also carry out an innovative, youth centered theatrical program and ingenious curriculum across the nation. We love our multilingual culture and its practices, its norms and their reflection in litera-ture.  Our productions focus on Paki-stani values with a spotlight on creating cross cultural dialogue through means of creative expression.






Harsukh is a community of artists, thinkers and organic farmers which is promoting an alternative view of life that is deeply rooted in our culture.

2nd Next Generation Program 2019 – For Pakistani Participants

(Photo from the performance of 1st ASSITEJ Next Generation Program, 2018)

ASSITEJ Pakistan is committed in engaging young aspiring artists and professional theatre-makers from all over the Pakistan interested in TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences).

The Next Generation Programme offer new opportunities every year and include Group Residency Programmes and Individual Placements. The programme is designed to create new opportunities for learning and to enable international exchange and collaboration between local young emerging artists.

If you are an emerging artist, storyteller or theatre-maker with an interest in TYA from Pakistan; this is the opportunity for you to learn, work and collaborate with international artists as well as experience the 2nd edition of Tamasha Festival in the beautiful city of Lahore – the cultural art hub of Pakistan.

In this program selected 15 local participants would be working with 15+ international young theatre makers for one week to co-create a performance to perform at 2nd Tamasha Festival 2019.

Details of the Next Generation Program

  • 1 week program to work with 15+ international young theatre makers from around the globe
  • Group Food and travel would be covered
  • Workshops by eminent international and national performing arts trainers
  • Full access to attend and experience 2nd Tamasha Festival 2019
  • Platform to network with international theatre community
  • Collaborative performance with international artists
  • Cultural tour
  • Shared Accommodation

Location: Lahore, Pakistan

Dates: 18 – 24 March 2019 (Tentative)

Fee: 25,000 PKR
Fee will only be charged after the selection of the participant


If you are an emerging artist from Pakistan aged 18-35 with a passion for storytelling or theatre-making along with a track record of making a significant impact in your community, country or organization then you could be part of the upcoming Next Generation programme.

Eligible Regions: Open for all (age: 18 – 35), Pakistan Only

Application Deadline: 31st January 2019

Successful candidates will be announced in the first week of February 2019.

Report – First Next Generation Program 2018


2nd Next Generation TYA Registration Form for Pakistani Artists

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Call for Participation – 2nd Tamasha Festival 2019

ASSITEJ Pakistan in collaboration with the Institute for Arts and Culture (IAC) presents

Tamasha Festival – International Performing Arts Festival is a 3-day festival presenting performances (theatre,dance, music, puppet, storytelling, etc) for young audiences, master workshops from international & national trainers for local artists and discussion sessions for general public. You are invited to participate in the festival by sending your performance.

We invite theatre and performing arts groups, independent artists and students from schools and universities to perform in Tamasha Festival 2019.

You can participate in Tamasha with the performances such as ;
– Theatre
– Storytelling
– Dance
– Music
– Puppet

Tamasha primarily focuses on presenting shows for under 18 children and young people. This year the Festival will showcase works of performing arts for 18-25 youth as well.

The 2019 Festival will be presented in collaboration with Institute of Art and Culture (IAC)http://www.iac.edu.pk/

Dates: Tentative
12th – 14th April 2019

Venue: Institute for Art and Culture (IAC), Raiwind Road, Lahore

Registration Deadline : 31st January 2019

2nd Tamasha Festival 2019 will host international delegates from about 17 countries as well, along with local theater and performing arts groups.

Register to work as volunteer at The Little Art website

Watch the video and read detailed report of previous festival

For Questions/Queries

Umair Mushtaq | Festival Manager
+92 317 0010 834