World Theatre Day 2020 – International Theatre Institute ITI

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World Theatre Day 2020 – International Theatre Institute ITI

World Theatre Day was first initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute commonly known as ITI. Now, it is celebrated annually across the world on 27th of March every year in an attempt to revive the spirit of theatre among masses. The first message for World Theatre Day was written by Jean Cocteau of France in 1962. Unfortunately, world has lost its love for the theatres and is diverging from getting fascinated from its heartwarming entertainment.

How ITI Celebrates World Theatre Day?

ITI requests all the important and in the limelight theatre figures to write a message about the World Theatre Day and to make a video while reading the message. The video gets uploaded on YouTube. They make their messages regarding the theatre structure in their country and how to revive it. They may also throw light on the challenges facing by the theatre in their country. However, they also highlight the contributions and efforts made by their country in reviving the spirit of theatre among its people. The message may also be read by an important personality, rather than a theatre specific person.

Sometimes and somewhere, the message is read during a theatre show. Even the script is distributed among the people attending the show or is distributed along with the tickets.

World Theatre Day and Coronavirus (Covid-19):

Unfortunately, the world is overshadowed by a historic threat nowadays. People have been enforced to lock them down in their houses so that the pandemic could be prevented from its spread. The virus has caused more than twenty thousand deaths so far. The only way to halt its spread is to maintain social distance.

Fortunately, technology has lessened the damage caused by the pandemic. Most of the businesses have gone online and employees are directed to work from home. In this situation theatres can play a vital role in entertaining people amid lockdown. Online videos are available on different platforms and people can get entertained either alone or with their families.

What day is National Theatre Day?

International Theatre Institute created a day to celebrate theatre culture throughout the world. This day is celebrated every year on 27th of March.

How do we celebrate World Theatre Day?

Every year, leading theatre artists from different countries record their message for the World Theatre Day. Their messages are shown on the World Theatre Day website. We, the supporters of the theatre culture, raise funds and visit nearby theatre and watch or participate in the events happening there.

What national day is March 27?

World Theatre Day is celebrated on March 27, every year.

What do you mean by Theatre?

A theatre is a place where artists having a set of skills showcase their skills and entertain the audience. They arrange stage dramas, songs, and dancing among other activities.

When was World Theatre Day initiated?

World Theatre Day was initiated in 1962 by International Theatre Institute in collaboration with important persons and organisations.

When is World Theatre Day?

World Theatre Day comes on March 27.

What to post on World Theatre Day?

On World Theatre Day we can post:

  • Quotations regarding World Theatre Day
  • Pictures of ourselves celebrating World Theatre Day
  • Video clips of Theatre performances
  • And much more………..

The word Theatre was changed to Theater by?

Neither of the two words is wrongly spelled. Francis Hodge, in his article written in 1960, mentioned that Webster’s dictionary published in 18th century used the term with the spelling “t-h-e-a-t-e-r”. Webster tried to change the spellings of all the English words so as to make them different for Americans. Among these words, one word was theatre, that changed its spellings to theater.


ITI’s effort to rejuvenate the spirit of theatre among the masses is matchless. Furthermore, theatre is among those folklores which deserve a special place in the society. Most of the nations like Asia, Europe, and Canada have somehow maintained this traditional art of love and fascination. We still need more effort to put in this sector either individually, or socially to show theatre a new dawn of its revival.