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Thursday, April 27, 2017


ASSITEJ SA’s “Cradle of Creativity” taking place in Cape Town from May 17 to 27, an international theatre festival for children and young people, has officially opened bookings.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a theatre festival with plays from around with world, with more than 80 countries represented is unlikely to be repeated in the foreseeable future.

Theatre offers children and young people the unique opportunity to actively engage their minds, hearts and imagination through the enriching creativity on stage. Take the twelve days to put the TV off, leave the tablet unplugged and take a child to theatre, in line with the ASSITEJ (international Association of Theatre for Children and Young People) campaign: #takeachildtotheatre Book at or go directly to Computicket at

For adults, the Cradle of Creativity offers an additional conference component. The conference at the Cradle of Creativity offers a range of conversations, workshops and symposia on intercultural exchange in theatre for young audiences. Interested parties are invited to explore a range of packages to suit their individual needs.

The conference programme offers a two-day academic programme “International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network” followed by 13 various focus areas, which includes the launch of the international dance theatre for young audiences network on May 24. Theatre as education Focus Day will provide an exciting engagement for teachers and artist-facilitators on May 19.

Schools are invited to book for packages which include workshops, shows and lunches over a full day. Workshop spaces are limited and schools are encouraged to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Schools in Quintiles 1 – 3 are encouraged to apply for bus sponsorships to ASSITEJ South Africa, through the generous support of the HCI Foundation.

Public ticket bookings for the festival are available on Computicket, starting at R40 a ticket for block bookings to R75 for individual tickets for adults.

ASSITEJ SA encourages its current members to update their membership, or prospective members to sign up as members of ASSITEJ SA. Individual members are entitled to ten tickets at R10 each, and each company member is entitled to 20 tickets at R10 each. Lifetime members will receive 40 tickets at R10 each. Paid up members who wish to take advantage of this offer need to request a booking code to be used on the Computicket website from; membership forms can be found at

Cost of membership: R150: individual per year; R300: company per year; R2500: individual Lifetime membership and R5000: company Lifetime membership

Registration for the conference programme at Cradle of Creativity is available at

The full programme for each day can also be found at