AATE’s International Network is continually striving to improve the list of resources we provide for members. Please email [email protected] with any additions, we realize our list is highly incomplete and rely on member contributions to be able to provide as many resources as possible.

International TYA festivals



            -The World Congress(TYA’s Largest International Conference) is held every 3 years with the latest being held in Copenhagen/Malmoe May 2011. Meeting are scheduled annually.

Awesome Festival(Australia)

          -Annual Theatre Festival for children 6-16 years old located in Perth

Capital E!(New Zealand)

            -New Zealand’s largest festival featuring International work as well as newly commissioned pieces out of New Zealand

Come Out Festival(Australia)

-Multi-Arts festival located in Adelaide  South Australia

The Gathering

            -TYA Ireland’s yearly International conference

Imaginate Festival(United Kingdom)

            -Annual Festival held in Edinburgh, Scotland featuring European TYA

IPAY(International Performing Arts for Youth)(USA)

            -Annual Conference held in the US focused on brining International companies to tour in the US. Next Conference is scheduled for January 2012 in Austin, TX.

Out of the Box(Australia)

            -One of the largest Australian TYA festivals, held annually at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre

Questfest Visual Theatre Festival(USA)

            -Bi-Annual international theatre festival focused on showing a diverse collection of visual theatre performances from around the world.

Sydney Childrens Festival(Australia)

-Children’s festival focusing on community held bi-annually in Sydney


International TYA Playwrights


Finnegan Kruckemeyer(Australia)

            -Award-winning Playwright based in Tasmania

David Wood(United Kingdom)

            -Award-winning Playwright based in London

International TYA Companies


Imaginary Theatre(Australia)

            -Brisbane-based TYA company

Monkey Baa (Australia)

            -Acclaimed TYA located in Sydney

Oily Cart(United Kingdom)

            -Specializes in work for children with complex disabilities and early years theatre

Patch Theatre Company(Australia)

            -Focuses on Theatre for children age 4-8 years old

Polka Theatre(United Kingdom)

            -Located in London, Polka produces theatre for children 9 months and above

Starcatchers(United Kingdom)

            -Specializes in theatre for the very young

Windmill Theatre(Australia)

            -Known Internationally for innovative work in TYA for early years all the way to teenagers.


Additional International Resources



            -International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People

Small Size Network(Europe)

            -Network of European Theatres in diverse countries who work in Theatre for the Very Young

Write Local. Play Global.

            -Playwrights Network for ASSITEJ

Young People and the Arts Australia(Australia)

            -National organization for young people and the arts in Australia