World Theatre Day History

Created in 1961, World Theatre Day, is celebrated annually on March 27 by ITI Centers around the world and the international theatre community. Each year, a renowned theatre artist of world stature is invited to craft an International Message to mark the global occasion.

Please click below to read World Theatre Day speeches from previous years:

           -2016 WTD speeches by Anatoli Vassiliev and Ping Chong

           -2015 WTD speech by Krzysztof Warlikowskiz

           -2014 WTD speech by Brett Bailey and Diane Rodriguez

          -2013 WTD speech by Dario Fo

           -2012 WTD speech by John Malkovich

           -2011 WTD speeches by Jessica A. Kaahwa and Jeffrey Wright

           -2010 WTD speeches by Dame Judi Dench and Lynn Nottage