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World Theatre Day 2023: History, Impact, theme, messages to theatre lovers

The International Theatre Institute sets the theme of world theatre day 2023 i.e."Theatre and a Culture of Peace"

World Theatre Day 2023

World Theatre Day 2023

Sonika Nitin Nimje Delhi

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World Theatre Day is observed annually on March 27 to highlight the importance of theatrical forms. In addition to providing entertainment, a theatre is also an art form that educates and inspires people. Numerous plays are staged on a wide range of subjects, including comedy, entertainment, and social issues. The purpose of this day is to raise public awareness of the significance of theatre in our lives. 
World Theatre Day 2023 educates the general public about the significance of theatre and encourages attendance at theatre performances. It serves as a reminder of the vital contribution that theatre makes to our cultural heritage and the role that it plays in our communities. World Theatre Day is generally a celebration of the power of theatre and its capacity to transform and enhance our lives.

World Theatre Day 2023: History

World Theater Day was first seen in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute (ITI). ITI is a global organization that supports UNESCO's principles and encourages international theatre arts exchange. World Theatre Day was proposed by Arvi Kivimaa, the founder of ITI at the organization's ninth global congress in Helsinki, Finland. 
The proposal was approved unanimously and on March 27, 1962, the first World Theatre Day was observed. World Theatre Day has been observed annually on March 27 to promote theatre arts and highlight their importance to our lives ever since. The day is praised for arranging overall theatre occasions, exhibitions, and studios. 

World Theatre Day 2023: Impact

World Theatre Day 2023 is a vital celebration as it brings attention to the importance of theatre in our lives. An art form that educates and inspires in addition to entertaining is called 'theatre'. It enables artists to explore various aspects of life and provides a platform for creative expression.
Theatre raises awareness of social issues, encourages cultural diversity, and fosters empathy and understanding through plays. It also assists in challenging individuals' perspectives and providing a forum for dialogue and discussion and aids in the development of critical thinking skills.


World Theatre Day 2023: Theme

The International Theatre Institute chose "Theatre and a Culture of Peace" as the World Theatre Day 2023 theme.


World Theatre Day 2023: Messages

    • People must all experience and appreciate the unique and special quality of theatres.  They should never forget how special and beautiful a theatre is, regardless of multiple options for entertainment. Happy International Theatre Day!     
    • Life is a Theatre set in which there are but few practicable entrances: Victor Hugo.      
    • A Theatre, literature, an artistic expression that does not speak for its own time has no relevance: Dario Fo.       
    • It is impossible to describe in words the levels of performance and the overall atmosphere of a theatre; one can only experience them in life. Happy International Theatre Day.      
    • Because you can't disguise yourself in theatre, you have to be you. On World Theatre Day.  

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First Published: Mar 27 2023 | 12:42 PM IST

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