Over the past several decades, Dubai has invested heavily in a broad range of cultural initiatives. The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority currently oversees all cultural activities and projects, including the Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre (DFYT). Since 2009, DFYT has provided an important venue for aspiring theatre professionals to hone their skills and meet other like-minded individuals.
Throughout the years, DFYT has brought together talented actors, directors, and playwrights to create and reenact many different types of performances. The festival also provides valuable instruction for technical crafts such as make-up art, stage and costume design, and lighting.
Since its early days, DFYT has grown from a small mentorship program to an important educational milestone for the area’s theatre community. Youth who earn accolades at DFYT gain access to a wide variety of career opportunities in media and performing arts.