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Creative Activities by Somalatha Subasinghe Play House

Lanka Children’s and Youth Theatre Foundation (LCYTF) or Somalatha Subasinghe Play House as it is popularly known, will commence its next session of the “Creative Activities for Children” programme on 7 September 2019. The programme is open to children from ages four to 14. The prime objective of the programme is to develop the child’s mental stability and physical senses, boost their artistic taste, and keep alive the natural cheerfulness and playful sense of the child through aesthetic experiences.

Therefore, this programme can be considered an extracurricular learning activity that supplements the formal education the child obtains in school. The programme gives the child the opportunity to learn the basics of enjoying and appreciating music, free, dance, and rhythmic movements, acting and language, art, singing, puppetry, and handwork. The programme will be conducted by Somalatha Subasinghe Play House Artistic Director Dr. Chandana Aluthge.

Founded by the late Somalatha Subasinghe in 1981, LCYTF promotes theatre productions and performances meant specifically for children and youth. Among its many functions is the training of actors and research on theatre studies. Presently, the topmost institution for children’s and youth theatre productions in Sri Lanka, since inception, LCYTF has produced a repertoire of mainly musical theatre productions for children and the youth along with mainstream art theatre productions which have been performed in the island as well as overseas.

This institution was incorporated in Parliament in January 2007 under the Lanka Children’s and Youth Theatre Foundation Act No. 3 of 2007 to further its quest for young audiences in Sri Lanka. This programme is conducted on Saturdays from 9.00 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. at the Battaramulla Lion’s Club Activity Centre situated in Jayanthipura Main Road.

Further details on the programme are available on www. playhousekotte.org and their Facebook page, playhousekotte.org. Details can also be obtained by calling 0759 858 001 or 0112 863 306. Do join the programme on 7 September at 9 a.m. at the venue