Twenty years after the first edition, the “TOYAMA World Festival of Children’s Theatre in 2020”, the official event of AITA/IATA asbl, will be held in Toyama, Japan from Tuesday, 18 August to Saturday 22 of August, 2020. Important to know is that the Tokyo Olympic Games are scheduled just before the festival from Friday 24 July - Sunday 9 August, 2020 and the Tokyo Paralympic Games from Tuesday 25 August - Sunday 6 September, 2020.
In1983 the first Toyama International Amateur Theatre Festival ATF) was organized with the participation of twelve countries. Seven consecutive TIATFs were held till 2004, each with participation from High Schools, youth, amateur and children’s theaters. The 1st World Festival of Children’s Performing Arts in Toyama (PAT) was held in 2008, presenting various kinds of performing arts. The last festival, the World Festival of Children’s Performing Arts in Toyama, 2016 (PAT 2016), was the 10th International Festival in Toyama since 1983, and resulted in great success with the participation of 85 groups from 24 countries for 6 days.
You will find the details of the 2020 Toyama festival in the rules HERE.
The plan is to invite approximately 15 groups from overseas.
Online application is now available HERE. The deadline for application is 30 September 2019.