Theatre Network Australia (TNA) is a National Centre member of ASSITEJ International. TNA’s role continues a 40 year-plus relationship with the global association.

ASSITEJ Australia is a network of artists and companies making work by, with and for young people. It is not limited to Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA), but also encompasses those working in Youth Arts and with young people as the makers of performance.


Theatre Network Australia uses its existing infrastructure, programs and networks to reach interested members with ASSITEJ opportunities and news, as well paying the membership fee to ASSITEJ International. TNA supports Australia’s ASSITEJ representative (currently Sue Giles) in her work promoting the Australian TYA and Youth Theatre sector internationally, and reporting back to the sector here.

The opportunities through this international association are many, with over 100 countries as members, bringing people together around performance in a huge array of projects and artforms; information about festivals around the world; up to date trends in theatre; global movements; research; and advocacy at the core. Check out the global ASSITEJ website for action and inspiration: