Bookings now open for Cradle of Creativity fest


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Cradle of CreativityASSITEJ SA’s “Cradle of Creativity” 17-27 May, an international theatre festival for children and young people in CT, has officially opened bookings.The Cradle of Creativity, an international theatre festival for children and young people, has officially opened bookings. This incredible once-in-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 our children and young people the unique opportunity to actively engage their minds, hearts and imagination through the enriching creativity on stage. Take the 17–27 May as 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 here: or go directly to Computicket here.

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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 24 May. Theatre as education Focus Day will provide an exciting engagement for teachers and artist-facilitators on 19 May.

Theatre Festival: Schools Ticket Bookings
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.

Theatre Festival: Public Ticket Bookings
Tickets for the festival are available on Computicket, starting at R40 a ticket for block bookings to R75 for individual tickets for adults.

Theatre Festival: ASSITEJ SA Members’ Discounts
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 twenty 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 on our website (

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

Theatre Conference:
Registration for the conference programme at Cradle of Creativity is available on the website (

  • ITYARN Research Conference (16-17 May) – City Hall
  • Theatre and Storytelling (18 May) – City Hall
  • Theatre as Education (19 May) – City Hall
  • Theatre for Social Change (20 May) – Cultural hubs
  • Theatre for Healing (21 May) – Cultural Hubs
  • Theatre for Children by Children (21 May) – Vrygrond Cultural Hub
  • Dance theatre for Young Audiences (24 May) – Artscape
  • Inclusive Arts for and by People with Disabilities (26 May) – Artscape
  • Music for Young Audiences (26 May) – Baxter
  • Theatre for the Early Years 0-6 Years (27 May) – Baxter
  • Puppetry (18 – 20 May) – Artscape
  • Producers Bazaar (22 – 23 May) – Masque Theatre
  • Playwriting: Write Local Play Global (17 – 27 May) – Artscape
  • Intercultural Exchange Events (17 – 27 May) – Various

The full programme for each day can be found on the website here:


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