How to Register

Who / What / When / Where

Who is organising this event? 
ASSITEJ South Africa.

What is the full name of the event?
The 19th ASSITEJ World Congress and International Theatre Festival for Children and Young People / Cradle of Creativity.

When will the event take place? 
16-17 May ITYARN Conference
18 - 27 May Focus Days
22-25 May ASSITEJ Congress
17-27 May Cradle of Creativity Festival

Where will it take place?
The event will take place in Cape Town, South Africa.

Within the city of Cape Town, the festival has three main venues, Cape Town City Hall, Artscape Theatre, and the Baxter Theatre and Cultural Hubs. 

  • Cape Town City Hall will be the main hub of activity for the Congress, and will have performances dedicated to audiences aged 7-13, and family audiences.
  • Artscape Theatre will be dedicated to performances for audiences aged 14 and up, and youth audiences.
  • Baxter Theatre will be dedicated to audiences aged 0-9, and family audiences.
  • Cultural Hubs will take place in the following venues over the weekend of 20 - 21 May 2017
  • Phillipi - iThemba Labantu
  • Vrygrond - Capricorn Primary School
  • Langa -  Guga S’thebe
  • Atlantis Rebecca Van Amsterdam Community Hall

What are the Cultural Hubs?
The cultural Hubs are four sites outside of the main city centre, which focus on communities with more limited access to the arts. The hubs are run by young people from these communities as part of the ASSITEJ Youth Development programme. The hubs will give delegates a taste of different Cape Town cultures and will be a full-day experience, with transport, lunch, performances and conversat

Useful information for those performing, presenting and participating as a delegate at the Cradle of Creativity

If I am an artist performing at the festival, which aspects of my funding will be covered? 
Accommodation for 6 nights, per diem or meals, local transport, performance fee.

If I am presenting at the conference, which aspects of my funding will be covered? 
Accommodation for 3 nights if you are a key-note speaker or delegate from a developing country.

When will registration open for Cradle of Creativity?
End January 2017. Registration is open - Ticket sales through Computicket will open in March

Acronyms Explained:

ASSITEJ: Association Internationale du Théâtre de l’Enfance et la Jeunesse (International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People)

ITYARN: International Theatre for Young Audience Research Network

IIAN: Inclusive Arts Network

Who should I contact if I need to know more? 

Please contact Yusrah Bardien on +27 11 028 6638 or