The Kampala International Theater Festival is a 4-day festival organized each year in partnership between BAYIMBA Foundation and Tebere Arts Foundation as a platform that offers development of professionalism among theater practitioners and broadens access to Theatre by supporting and facilitating the presentation of Theatre productions.

This is achieved through the various workshops, jam sessions, productions and networking sessions that are programmed during the Festival.

The 7th edition is supposed to happen in November 2020 but due to Covid19 and how fast it spreads, we have decided to postpone the physical edition until further notice. We hope that an in-person gathering for our festival can be held again in 2021.

Call for Submissions 2019

Kampala International Theatre Festival
6th edition, 26th – 30th November 2019

We are excited to announce the 6th edition of the Kampala International Theatre Festival (KITF) that will take place from 26th – 30th November 2019 in Kampala, Uganda.

Submissions for the 6th Edition of the Kampala International Theatre Festival 2019 are now closed.

Applicants will be informed regarding the status of their application by the end of August.

KITF 2019 applications closed


Please submit the following information:

  • A completed entry form
  • A short biography of the lead artist (max. 800 words) with a recent headshot.
  • A one page statement clearly stating why you want to participate in the festival with the project you are proposing. Please indicate if your project has been a part of any other workshops or festivals.
  • A presentation of your work: a copy of the script and a short video of its production if available or any other visuals that speak to your work. Please ensure that your submission includes 2-3 high resolution images and a 1-2 minute video for promotional purposes.
  • A technical rider/data sheet that includes everyone expected to participate in the production.

Please email your submission materials to and to by 30th June 2019. Kindly submit all the forms and text in one PDF document.

We will confirm receipt of your submission and assess your application. By the end of August 2019 you will be informed about the status of your application. Please note that we will be offering very limited rehearsal time. Therefore, your production needs to be ready for staging should you be selected to participate in the festival.

What we offer:

  • A modest performance fee to participating artists.
  • For artists from outside Uganda, ground transportation and modest accommodation.

You are encouraged to source for support to cover airfare, visa, incl. insurance. Teams  selected to participate will receive a formal invitation to facilitate the solicitation for such support.

We thank you for your interest in participating in the Kampala International Theatre Festival and look forward to reading your submissions!

Application Form

Submissions are now closed

A Night With Mao – Photo credit: James Wasswa

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