World Theatre Day is celebrated annually on March 27th

World Theatre Day is celebrated every year on 27th March. This day raises the importance of theatre arts, how they played an important role in the field of entertainment, and the changes that theatre brings in life.

History

World Theatre Day was initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute ITI. World Theatre Day Message was written by Jean Cocteau in 1962.

Celebration

World Theatre Day has been celebrated in many ITI Centers - of which there are now more than 90 throughout the world.

Theme

There is no specific theme every year. On this day, a famous actress Helen Mirren is chosen to send a message about theatre's glorious history as well as it being a beacon of peace in today's world.