ASSITEJ International:

ASSITEJ is International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People. ASSITEJ unites theatres, organizations and individuals throughout the world who make theatre for children and young people. ASSITEJ is dedicated to the artistic, cultural and educational rights of children and young people across the globe and advocates on behalf of all children regardless of nationality, cultural identity, ethnicity, or religion. ASSITEJ brings people together so that they can share knowledge and practice within the field of theatre for children and young people in order to deepen understandings, develop practice, create new opportunities and strengthen the global sector. The members of ASSITEJ are National Centers, Professional Networks, and individuals from around 100 countries across the world.

Website: http://www.assitej-international.org/en/


ASSITEJ commits in principle and in practice to collaboration and cooperation b/w other international artistic associations on matters of mutual interest, where appropriate. ASSITEJ do this in order to advocate the theatre and the arts as a universal expression of human kind, as fundamental to human, social and cultural development and as a bridge builder for mutual understanding and tolerance as enshrined in the universal declaration of human rights.


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.


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.


Next Generation Program 2017/18

ASSITEJ Pakistan is committed in engaging young aspiring artists and professional theatre-makers from all over the world 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 young emerging artists.

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

Location: Lahore, Pakistan

Date: 27th Feb – 4th March 2017


If you are an emerging artist aged 18-35 with a passion for storytelling and 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.

What we will arrange for you:

  • Accommodation on a sharing basis for the whole duration of the programme
  • Food
  • Local transportation
  • Exclusive invitation for the 2nd edition of Tamasha Festival 2018
  • Training workshops

Please note:

The ASSITEJ Pakistan Next Generation Programme will be held in the first half of February 2018 (dates will be announced in September 2017)

Application Deadline: 30th September 2017

Successful candidates will be announced in the second week of October 2017.



ASSITEJ Pakistan

Address : 81 F Block, Johar Town Lahore, Pakistan

Email : assitej.pakistan@gmail.com

Phone : +92 317 0010 834

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