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SAVE THE DATES! ASSITEJ Estonia and NAKS Festival 2024 are inviting everyone to TARTU 2024 – European Capital of Culture!

International Theatre Festival for Young Audiences NAKS 2024 will be held on the 5th – 9th of November in Tartu, South of Estonia. Tartu is the second biggest city in Estonia, the university town and European Capital of Culture 2024.

We are happy to be part of the TARTU 2024 main program to represent the newest and most diverse theater for children and young people from Estonia and abroad. There will be 18 theaters with shows to all different age groups from Estonia, Sweden, Slovakia, Lithuania and Scotland (UK), also discussions with experts and audience, play readings with young people, workshops, a conference and the festival club. This year we focus especially on the professional theater for kids with special needs, together with wonderful theater companies like Barrowland Ballet from Scotland, Dansema Dance Theatre from Lithuania and with Estonian presenters.

NAKS Festival is a meeting place for theater makers and performers, producers, festival organizers, researchers and experts, teachers, parents and young people from Estonia and abroad to experience, discuss, share knowledge, learn and talk more closely about theater for young audiences. It is also a meeting place for the Nordic-Baltic Assitej Network (NBAN) to meet regional colleagues and visitors all over the world.

NAKS Festival is offering a discounted festival pass (50% off from the regular price) to all international guests from ASSITEJ networks and centers to get full access to the program. Please register through the e-mail: Don’t hesitate to contact for more information.

Organizers: Creative Director and Chairman of the Board Marek Demjanov, Marketing Director and Board Member Tuuli Potik, Producer Krista Tramberg, Youth Program Coordinators and Board Members Maria Usk and Kaido Rannik, Professional Program Coordinators Karmen Juhkam and Eleriin Miilman, International Relations Coordinator Reeli Lonks, Assistants Lisette Metsniit and Maarja Pärn, Technical Director Mait Visnapuu.

International Theatre Festival for Young Audiences NAKS 2024 is a part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 main programme.

More information about TARTU 2024 and NAKS 2024


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