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15th World Festival of Children,s Theatre22nd - 29th June 2018, Lingen/Ems | Germany

88Days
350350Participants / Children
3000030000 Visitors and audience
300300Volunteers and hosts
19901990Founded

Dear children, dear theatre pedagogues and colleagues, dear friends of children’s theatre!

The 15th World Festival of Children’s Theatre takes place from June 22nd – 29th 2018 in Lingen (Ems).

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The motto "Children Move the World"

Children move the world, they disarrange it, change it, re-design it. When children play for children, they show each other their views of the world – and how they would like to change it. The childlike theatre play turns into a mirror of a possible future.

Especially in a time where more and more people, who have left everything behind, who are in search of a new home, and who seek to be here with us; come to us, the common play of theatre may become a form of encounter.

At the World Festival of Children’s Theatre, children who have experienced the escape form war, and children, who join the festival along with their theatre group, will encounter each other. The theatre initiatives with refugees of the Center of Theatre Education (TPZ Lingen) will be incorporated into the festival. Within the event there will be numerous initiatives and approaches that introduce theatre work with refugees to a broad public.

Because the stage is the place where our wishes, dreams, and desires are given shape.

Organizer and Cooperating partner

Organizer on behalf of the International Amateur Theatre Association (AITA/IATA) is the Theaterpädagogisches Zentrum der Emsländischen Landschaft e.V. (TPZ Lingen) supported by the City of Lingen (Ems).

Cooperating partner for the accompanying Symposium are the Institute for Theatre Pedagogy of the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück and the European Theatre House (ETH).