OVERVIEW OF
19 FESTIVALS 1992 - 2004

Participating countries
59
Participating Groups
504
Total Number of Delegates in all the festivals
3000
Total Number of performances in Puppet, Theatre, Dance & Music Festivals
3000
Supportive Embassies
57
Foreign Volunteers, photographers, media personnel to cover the events
355
People Attendance in the 19 festivals 2857607

Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop is the oldest independent theatre/puppet company of Pakistan. It was founded in 1974 as a Not for Profit Organization and is the only group in Pakistan which is organizing Major International Arts Festivals. In 1992 Rafi Peer Theatre staged its first Puppet Festival and during the last 13 years it has produced 19 international festivals of Puppetry, Theatre, Dance, Music and Film. These festivals have featured over 3000 performances by approximately 3000 artists from more than 59 countries.

The World Arts performing and Visual Arts Festival consists of many forms and styles of Theatre, Dance, Music, Puppets, Film from traditional to contemporary arts which serves as a meeting point for Eastern and Western Musicians, Dancers, Puppeteers, Theatre Artists, and Film Makers.

Lahore, one of the cultural centers of not only Pakistan but also South Asia, hosts the Rafi Peer Theatre World Performing Arts Festival. The city of Lahore has a rich history spanning more than 2000 years. Today, Lahore is an intriguing mix of the modern and traditional.



ENTERTAINMENT THIS YEAR
Coming Soon

Dance
Nahid Saddiqui, Fasih-ur-Rehman, Sheema Kermani, Tahreema Mitha, Nighat Chaudhry ... Read More

Theatre
Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop, Punjab Lok Rehas, and many more
Music
Junoon, Atif Aslam, Jadoo, Arif Lohar, Raishman, and many more
Puppet
Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop
PNCA, Uncle Sirgam and many more
Film
Laatoo, Zargul, Kalapani, Javed Shampoo, Mujahid and many more
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