Theatre for Young Audiences/USA (TYA/USA) is a membership organization that serves and represents the national field of the theatre for young audiences.

What We Do

  • We provide a national network of exchange and dialogue for professional TYA theatres, artists, universities, and advocates.

  • We promote artistic excellence in the field of Theatre for Young Audiences.

  • We advocate for a national awareness of the impact of live theatre on children and families – within the professional theatre community and in society.

  • We cultivate diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of TYA.

Our History

Founded in 1965, TYA/USA is the only theatre organization in the United States which has the development of professional theatre for young audiences and international exchange as its primary mandates. TYA/USA is the United States Center for the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ).