To celebrate World Day of Theatre for Children, Z-arts are offering Buy One Get One Free Tickets to My Friend Mole for either the 11.30am or 2.30pm performances on Sunday 22 March. But hurry, this offer is only available on World Day of Theatre for Children and can only be booked by phone or in person at the Z-arts Box Office on 0161 226 1912.
World Day of Theatre for Children is a global campaign that invites artists, companies, theatre houses, education and the general public to join together in giving children and young people access to the theatre on this day, or at any point through the year. The campaign aims to combat the poverty of imagination that is so evident in our society by recognising the potentially transformative role of the arts in the lives of children and young people.
The Take a Child to the Theatre Today campaign is a vital tool to encourage our youngest citizens to become audiences for theatre, by providing access particularly to those children who have never experienced theatre before.
“Giving children an opportunity to dream, to imagine other possibilities for their lives, to engage with and empathise with people and situations from very different walks of life to their own, is an important gift every child deserves to receive. Without the liberating power of the imagination, problem solving becomes impossible“, says Yvette Hardie, ASSITEJ President .
Nelson Mandela famously said, “We understand and promote the notion that while children need to be guided, they also have an entrenched right to be whatever they want to be and that they can achieve this only if they are given the space to dream and live out their dreams.” ASSITEJ believes that theatre creates the perfect spaces within in which children can dream and live out their dreams.
But this is not just the responsibility of nations. It is in our power too. On March 20th, the World Day for Theatre for Children and Young People, ASSITEJ invites everyone to participate in our ongoing “Take a Child to the Theatre Today” campaign.
As Mandela has said, “History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children.”