China Children’s Theatre Festival
Approved by the Ministry of Culture，jointly hosted by China National Theatre for Children, together with Dongcheng District Committee and Government and ASSITEJ China, the 5th China Children’s Theatre Festival will be held from July 10th to August 26th, 2015. On the theme of "Light Children's Heart and Shape the Future--Build Chinese Dream Together", the festival is trying to show various kinds of culture and art from different countries, helping Chinese audience to learn more about the world. The 6th China Children’s Theatre Festival will last for 49 days, gathering about 46 excellent drama works of 25 art groups from more than 7 countries and districts, such as China, American, Romania, Lithuania, Japan, South Korea, Spain and Australia, etc., with 215 shows and more than 15 drama activities , which will benefit more than 160 thousand audiences. Besides Beijing, the festival will also hold branch sessions in three other cities, including Jinan, Chengdu and Ningbo.
China Children’s Theatre Festival has been successfully held six sessions since 2011. Through excellent international drama performances and communications, children’s drama seminars and various drama activities, China Children’s Theatre Festival has become an important window to display domestic and foreign drama achievements; provided a great platform to promote the developments and communications, as well as a new bridge to gather strength and supports.
China Children’s Drama Society (CCDS)
China Children’s Drama Society (CCDS) was established on December 2, 1982, which is a national level non-profit social organization managed by the Ministry of Culture and registered with the Ministry of Civil Affairs. So far, children’s drama troupes (groups) from 26 provinces and municipalities have joined CCDS as group and individual members. Approved by the Ministry of Culture, CCDS has joined the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ) and became ASSITEJ China Centre since 1994.