Biennial performing arts for children and youth

Bibu is the most important meeting place with, for and about professional performing arts for young audience - an arena where all of us working with children, youth, performing arts and culture meet every other year to experience and discuss performing arts for children and youth.

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Welcome to the 2022 ASSITEJ Artistic gathering at Bibu

I am delighted to welcome you all to the 2022 ASSITEJ Artistic gathering at Bibu International Festival for children in Helsingborg, Sweden. With the tag line “no one left behind’ we enter a glorious 6 day exploration of performance and professional exchange, sustainable practice, diversity and inclusion and a courageous approach to our future and the world we inhabit - from the youngest to the oldest.

Here you find the program and an overview!

Click here to find the whole program and the overview over the days.

ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering & Bibu 2022 goes online!

Did you know? As a delegate attending Bibu in Helsingborg, you also have full access to the ASSITEJ Online platform which contains a wealth of live-streamed lectures, seminars, and workshops from the Professional Exchange programme of the ASSITEJ Artistic Gatherings and the Bibu programme events - including some online exclusive events.

Small Size Network invites you to a workshop with Barbara Kölling

Small Size Network invites you to a collective reflection and dialogue about artistic creation for early years facilitated by Barbara Kölling, artistic director of Helios theater from Hamm, Germany. The conversations will have as point of departure two performances in the Bibu programme, so we strongly encourage you to see these performances at Bibu (if you have not seen them at other festivals).

Bibu Play

Bibu Play is our new forum for reaching out and collaborating with you in more channels. During the spring, we will broadcast live via our Facebook page on three occasions and present artistic content, selected productions, our various theme tracks and collaborations - all before we release our program on March 18th! The first broadcast will take place on 14 February at 14.00 - To get directly to the broadcast

Booking is now open!

Festival passes: Festival pass 3-6 days 2 250 SEK incl VAT Festival pass 2 days 1 750 SEK incl VAT Festival pass 1 day 900 SEK incl VAT Discount: Students: 40% Note! If you are a student, please send an e-mail to boka@bibu.se to get your discount. Please include information about where you study and what festival pass you want to purchase (1 day, 2 days or 3-6 days). Group

Now we have released our Swedish and International productions for Bibu 2022

Together with ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering, Bibu invites you to a six-day festival 17-22 May in Helsingborg with Swedish and international theater, dance and circus performances for children and young people together with a wide range of seminars, debates, workshops and other performing arts-related surprises. - It will be the first performing arts biennial in just over two years that will be held live in its entirety, says Bibus' CEO and

Swedstage adds Young Swedstage

The event Swedstage, which makes the best of Swedish performing arts available to international organizers, now has a little sibling. Young Swedstage focuses on marketing well-chosen Swedish performing arts for children and young people to an international audience, and when would it be better to implement this than at Bibu and ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering this year? "The goal is, as before, to give more Swedish productions and producers the opportunity

Bibu and Assitej Artistic Gathering 17-22th of May 2022

The 17-22th of May this year, Bibu together with ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering invites you to a six-day festival with Swedish and international theater, dance and circus performances for children and young people together with a wide range of seminars, debates, workshops and other performing arts-related surprises. "It is with great pride that we welcome everyone who is passionate about the performing arts for children and young people to the festival

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