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A big and warm thank you to all of you who participated in 2022 years edition of Bibu and ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering!

In total, we had about 1200 participants, of which a number where international visitors, 36 productions from 7 different countries spread over 5 continents, lots of seminars, workshops and talks in addition. During the festival, we have been presented with the presence of 6 different companies that presented their productions produced by indigenous people for children and young people, it is dizzying and we have hardly any words for what

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).

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.

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

Quick links

To make it easy for you as a user, here are some links to help you find what you are looking for. Performances och Seminars To find the presented program activities click here! Accommodation For tips and offers on accommodation, click here! Festival bike During your stay at Bibu you can book your own festival bike. To know more and get to booking, click here!

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

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

We start the new year working with our program for the biennial in May

Now this year's productions are chosen by our juries just like the content of our seminar and workshop program. We are working intensively to put everything together for an inspiring week. So be patient and keep an eye out here and you will soon be able to take part of the fantastic program for this year's Bibu!

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 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

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


Announcing the call for international performances for Bibu and the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2022!

Bibu invite applications of performances coming from or being produced by and with Indigenous Peoples and being directed towards an audience of children, youth and families.

Blood on the Dance Floor, a performance by Jacob Boehme. Photo: Bryony Jackson


Bibu presenting the International Committee 2022!

The international performances will be selected by an international committee consisting of five artists and leaders from a global representation of Indigenous Peoples and one coordinator - here are the names!


Bibu the most important meeting place in the world 2022 – Leave no one behind

Bibu - the Swedish Performing Arts Biennial for Children and Youth - has been selected to host the international meeting Assitej Artistic Gathering in May 17 - 22 2022!


In-depth reading

Scen:se - Art for an audience that rarely encounters art

Experiencing different types of art is a human need. For children and young people with intellectual disabilities, this is far from their reality. Focusing on sensory methods, the cultural project Scen:se is therefore creating valuable productions exclusively for this particular target group.

In-depth reading

Research on how children’s culture strengthens children’s status

På Centrum för barnkulturforskning (CBK) vid Stockholms Universitet arbetas det dagligen med att främja ett kulturliv som får barn att växa och ta plats, både inom kulturen och i samhället.




Happy! We have received extra funding and are very happy to announce that we will have a thematic program next Bibu with performances, seminars and workshops all within the field of creating inclusive performing arts.


Making culture

Making culture – an anthology on the cultural habits of children and young people in the Nordic countries, The Nordic Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis. Monday the 16th September the anthology was presented at a seminar in Gothenburg. Bibu's board member Anna Berg was present at the seminar.

Student from workshop


World's Worst Children's Theater - seminar

During this spring Bibu has in collaboration with Månteatern and their actors workshopped with 75 students from the 5th and 7th grade. The theme for the workshops has been “what is good and poor theatre”.