The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) was founded in 1967 by Cecile Guidote-Alvarez with the vision of a Philippine Theater engaged in the development of people and society. Through the years, it has maintained its belief that theater is a powerful tool for social change and development.
PETA’s first home was the Dulaang Rajah Soliman located in the ruins of Fort Santiago in Intramuros. It was in this beautiful performance space that PETA’s dream began to flourish. PETA began to nurture and cradle the hundreds of artists who will later on share their talents and expertise in theater, television, radio, in print and education.
Since then, PETA has been in the forefront of Philippine culture, coming out with over 300 plays written, translated, adapted, published and performed that have shaped the company’s and, indeed, the country’s theater history, enriching it through theater forms and techniques that express local, national, and universal themes.
In 2005, PETA moved to its new home – the PETA Theater Center. It is a home for Filipino artists and audiences, a space for experiential learning and a landmark in Philippine Arts and Culture where PETA continues to pursue its vision for our people and society: that their lives may be enriched and empowered with each gesture, word, image, sound, expression and creative learning experience.