World Theatre Day 2019

World Theatre Day was initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute ITI. It is celebrated annually on the 27th March by ITI Centres and the international theatre community. Various national and international theatre events are organized to mark this occasion. One of the most important of these is the circulation of the World Theatre Day Message through which at the invitation of ITI, a figure of world stature shares his or her reflections on the theme of Theatre and a Culture of Peace. The first World Theatre Day Message was written by Jean Cocteau in 1962.

More info about World Theatre Day on ITI's website

How to Celebrate World Theatre Day


World Theatre Day Message 2019

This Year’s Message Author is stage director, playwright, theatre educator, professor Carlos CELDRÁN (Cuba)

Message for World Theatre Day, English translation by Luis Llerena Diaz

Mensaje por el Día Mundial del Teatro, Español (original)

About Carlos CELDRÁN