ASSITEJ Network: Theatre for Young Audiences and Youth Theatre

TNA represents and promotes Australia in the ASSITEJ global network and facilitates international and national opportunities for our sector.


TNA is a National Centre member of ASSITEJ International. ASSITEJ is a French acronym translating to the Association of theatre for children and young people. TNA’s role continues a 40 year-plus relationship that Australia has had with the global association. Australia has hosted two World Congresses: the9thCongress (Adelaide, 1987) and the 16thCongress (Adelaide 2008). We now have a closer role within the network, with our Australian representative, Sue Giles, being elected the President of ASSITEJ in May 2021.


TNA worked with Amelia Ducker to create an inspiring video celebrating work made with and for young people across Australia.

The video premiered at the ASSITEJ World Congress/ MIRAI Festival in March 2021, presenting Australia’s Theatre for Young Audiences and Youth Arts Sector to international delegates. It was screened again in May 2021 at NEIGHBOURHOOD, the first of five Australian Theatre Forum 2021 events held in partnership with Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) and DreamBIG Children’s Festival.

It proudly reflects the breadth of work we create and varied contexts within which we create; showcases our diversity of practice, practitioners and audiences; and highlights the unique work being made in Australia.