ASSITEJ unites theatres, organisations and individuals throughout the world who make theatre for children and young people. ASSITEJ is dedicated to the artistic, cultural and educational rights of children and young people across the globe and advocates on behalf of all children regardless of nationality, cultural identity, ability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or religion. ASSITEJ brings people together so that they can share knowledge and practice within the field of theatre for children and young people in order to deepen understandings, develop practice, create new opportunities and strengthen the global sector.
The members of ASSITEJ are national centres, professional networks, and individuals from around 100 countries across the world.

Between 17th and 22nd of May 2022, Bibu together with ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering invites you to a six-day festival with Swedish and international theatre, dance, and circus performances for children and young people together with a wide range of seminars, debates, workshops, and other performing arts-related surprises.

Bibu is the most important meeting place with, for, and about professional performing arts for young audiences in Sweden – an arena where all of us working with children, youth, performing arts and culture meet every other year to experience and discuss performing arts for children and young people.

The theme for the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2022 is “Leave No One Behind” and is based on the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals which is the most ambitious development agenda ever approved by the United Nations. The Artistic Gathering in 2022 will create an international meeting place for professional practitioners to focus on how sustainability can alter our global processes, co-operation, and performances in the future

ASSITEJ Srbija will host the 2023 ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering.


21 to 26 May 2023, Belgrade

ASSITEJ Cuba will host the 21st annual ASSITEJ World Congress and Performing Arts Festival.


24 May to 1 June 2024, Havana

ASSITEJ France will host the

2025 ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering.