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About Us

Buds Theatre is a registered charity and not for profit fringe theatre company. It operates an umbrella system, with three main components: fringe theatre company, theatre-in-education and youth theatre. Initially formed to provide a professional pathway for graduates of theatre, Buds Theatre now utilises theatre as a vehicle for change, offering targeted programmes, to raise societal issues.

Buds Theatre Benefits the Community...

- By building empathy.
- By stimulating audiences through alternative approaches to theatre.
- By supporting new writers.
- By providing platforms for community dialogue.
- By offering new perspective.
- By providing support to youth in theatre.
- Using theatre as a true vehicle for change.

Our Programmes

Buds Theatre utilises theatre as a vehicle for change, offering targeted programmes, to raise societal issues for a better world. Buds Theatre's current work includes: Asian Youth Theatre Festival (AYTF), the AYTF Residency Programme & Buds Youth Theatre.

1.The Asian Youth Theatre Festival was conceived in 2016 as a vehicle for change. The festival serves as a bridge to connect Asia through performance, dialogue and exchange programmes. The festival held over a four-day period has engaged over 231,253 youths to date.
Current participating nations include: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Philippines, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan and Bangladesh.

2.The Asian Youth Theatre Festival's Residency Programme targets youth arts leaders, equipping them with fundamental theatre skills, ways of devising theatre and using theatre as a vehicle for change. It allows them to improve their own organisations, levelling the playing field and establishing new standards to empower the next generation of Asian artists

3. Buds Youth Theatre Programme was created to offer exposure and theatre training to disadvantaged youths, without financial burden.
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