National Children’s Theater Festival



In celebration of the Children’s Month this October, the Philippine Educational Theater Association – Children’s Theater Program, through the support of Terre Des Hommes – Netherlands, brings together children, young people, children’s rights advocacy organizations and agencies in a grand festival of theater performances, workshops, exhibits, conferences and fora in Likhang Bata, Likhang Buháy (A National Children’s Theater Festival) at the PETA Theater Center from October 24 to 26, 2008.  The festival carries the theme CREATING A GOOD LIFE FOR THE FILIPINO CHILDREN, which stresses the need for all sectors of the civil society – government, professionals, academe, church and media – to work hand in hand in creating a safe and supportive environment for our children and youth. 

Festivities begin with a grand opening program on October 24 at 7am at the PETA-Phinma Theater highlighted by a performance of PETA’s children’s musical Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang. 

Other events to look forward to are performances by partner organizations and guests: PILAK (Pinag-isang Lakas ng Kabataan) of Bahay Tuluyan – Laguna & Quezon, YATTA (Youth Advocates through Theater Arts) – Dumaguete City, Kaibigan Foundation – Manila, Batang Art (Nakar, Quezon). PETA – Metropolitan Teen Theater League, ECLIPSE (Ormoc, Leyte), PETA’s Batang Rizal, Teatrong Mulat ng Pilipinas, Kontra-Gapi and QC Performing Arts Development Foundation Inc.  Workshops include puppetry, masks and make-up, arts and crafts, Philippine games, visual arts, role-playing, dance and movement and creative sounds and music.

Interested participants are invited to join!  The activities for DAY 1 caters to children age 7 to 12, DAY 2 for teens age 13 to 17, and DAY 3 is offered for college students, student leaders, educators, cultural workers, parents and generally adults and young adults who work for and with children.

Application forms are available at the PETA office, #5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City.  Duly accomplished forms may be faxed to (02) 4100821 or sent thru email Registration fee is only PhP500.00 per day, inclusive of the festival kit and meals. For details and other information, contact (02) 4100821, 7256244 c/o Ms. Gail Guanlao-Billones (0922-8068477) or Ms. Julie Bautista (0916-5805153).



  1. Hi, am a season ticket holder but we missed the back to back kids’ plays as we were out of town for a month. can we use the season pass to see Lola Basyang Oct 24 early morning? The post says 7am. We have to leave by 9:30 for my son’s UN Day at school, will it be shown before then?

  2. hello po,

    im nadine hizon from sibla theater (sining ng binhi ng lahi) and D.A (dulaang asilaw)
    congratulation po sa lahat dahil naging matagumpay ang childrens theater festival
    naging masaya po kaming lahat.. at muli naipamalas naming mga kabataan ang husay at galing namin sa sining ng teatro..
    maraming salamat po and congratulation ulit..
    ate anj ang ganda po ng show niyo.. diba po kau writter ur the best idol
    ingat po sa lahat keep up the good work..
    “para sa mundo ng sining at pagtatanghal”

  3. hi..i’m maan from olongapo..accidentally visit ur site and it’s good. actually, i’m working in foundation wherein mga bata ang hinahawakan ko..everytime we had a program ako ang nagtuturo sa kanila sa mga presentation. i’m looking forward if you can help lalo na sa theater activities para mas ma-develop pa mga talents nila..ciempre experitse nyo yan..

    again thank you and congratulations!!

  4. Hi Maan, you may get intouch with us thru this number: 7256244..
    The School of Peoples Theater can assist your group but you need to undergo a screening process, anyway we’d be glad to work with you!

    Thank you for supporting PETA and the arts!

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