The First Theatre only for children is opened on April 30th
Jongno Children’s Theatre (hereinafter called the Theatre) is the first municipal theatre only for children, which is located near Daehak-ro, the theatre district, in Seoul. The theatre features natural environment and convenience for children with a large lobby and 250 children-sized seats in the venue. The Theatre is waiting for it’s opening on April 30 (Sat).
Mayor of Jongno District nominated Dr. KIM Sookhee, President of ASSITEJ Korea, as Artistic Director of the Theatre to manage the venue and programs with good quality for children. As an opening performance, “A Story about Rainbow Island” will be presented, which was awarded Playwright Prize in Korea in January, 2016. From the opening performance, KiwooPiwoo Puppetry Festival and the 24th ASSITEJ Korea International Summer Festival will be continued at the Theatre until the end of July.
We believe that the Theatre will function as New Victory Theatre (New York), Polka Theatre and Unicorn Theatre (London) in Korea by presenting quality pieces all throughout the year.
The 24th ASSITEJ Korea International Summer Festival. Delegate package is now open. Save the date!
The 24th ASSITEJ Korea International Summer Festival will be held from July 20-31, 2016. This year, 15 pieces from 10 different countries are scheduled to perform in Daehak-ro for about 20,000 audiences.
The theme of this year’s Summer Festival is: “Fear changed into courage!”
The Summer Festival has been focusing on highlighting one country in order to encourage Korean children to understand various cultures through the performances.
This year, the Festival focuses on France to celebrate 130 years of diplomatic relations between these two countries. The Summer Festival is organized with 4 French performances including “The Cloud”, a Korean-French collaborative project, and other activities inspired by French culture.
Everybody can take pleasure in the Summer Festival regardless of age and nationality. It could be also a platform where various international artists and producers meet to build networks and collaborations. The international delegate package is now open. You can check it on the website:
Please join us and enjoy our Summer Festival in Seoul from July 20 – 31.