World Theatre Day 2021

ITI centres and international theatre community observes the World Theatre Day annually on March 27th. The day is celebrated to underline importance of theatre arts and how they have played a significant role in the field of entertainment. It also raises awareness regarding changes which theatre brings in life.

Theatre arts

Since the Greeks, Theatre art is one of the most popular forms of entertainment. Theatre art comprises of various forms of fine arts which uses live performers, actors or actresses to present their performance before a live audience regarding real experience in a specific place or on the stage.

World Theatre Day

This day signifies the importance of theatre arts. It highlights how theatre art plays an important role in the field of entertainment and how it brings changes in life.


International Theatre Institute (ITI) started observing the World Theatre Day in 1961. Message for the day was written by Jean Cocteau in the year 1962. ITI has more than 85 centres across the world. It encourages schools, colleges, and theatre professionals to celebrate the day.

How this day is celebrated?

This day is celebrated in several ways by 84 ITI Centres across the world. It is also celebrated by theatre professionals, theatres, theatre lovers, academics, theatre universities, and schools.

Author Message

Author of the Message of ‘World Theatre Day 2021’ is Helen Mirren who is one of the best-known and most respected actresses. She has an international career which spans screen, stage and television. She has won many awards for her powerful and versatile performances. She won the Academy Award for her performance in The Queen in 2007.




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