KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 3 | Saturday 1 September 2018 | 3pm to 5pm

An Opportunity to meet with Organizers and Curators from both of these hugely important events that celebrate the work of the international communities of design practitioners. We will have an opportunity to look back to Taipei 2017 and reflect and review the success of WSD. We can look forward to Prague and its return to the Industrial Palace and beyond to WSD in Calgary in 2021.


1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan

.Since its launch in 2005, World Stage Design has attracted thousands of visitors and participants from across the globe. World Stage Design is a four-yearly event which provides attendees and participants with a much anticipated opportunity to experience an inspiring programme of theatre design, performances, workshops, seminars and thought-provoking exhibitions.



The Prague Quadrennial is the world’s largest forum for performance design and space, which brings together the best of performance design, scenography and theatre architecture. Spearheaded by its three nominated themes Imagination–Transformation–Memory, the PQ 2019 aims to honor, empower and celebrate the work of the designers, artists and architects as well as inspire and educate our audiences without whom our work wouldn’t be valid.

Organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and realized by the Arts and Theatre Institute, The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space has been an exchange, networking and educational platform exploring the best works in scenography and design for performance through exhibitions, festivals, workshops, performances, symposia, educational events and residencies. 


PQ 2019 will take place from June 6th to 16th at the Výstaviště Industrial Palace and Prague Exhibition Grounds. This location hosted the first PQ in 1967.

Additional workshops and performances will also be held at The Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU) located near the historic Old Town Square and at The National Theatre.

All information about next edition of PQ is available on our website:






The School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary has been selected to host the 5th World Stage Design in August 2021. World Stage Design(WSD) is an international juried exhibition celebrating the best performance designs from over 35 countries.  The 10-day festival comprises of World Stage Design, Scenofest, Theatre Architecture Competition and Technical Invention Prize which cover theatre design, architecture and technology. All exhibition will be on display on University of Calgary campus.

The Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology/Institut canadien des technologies scénographiques (CITT/ICTS) will, as the Canadian OISTAT Centre, host the OISTAT World Congress, which welcomes over 60 delegates from around the globe to engage in conversations about theatre design, education, architecture and technology.  CITT/ICTS will also be holding its annual Rendez-vous Conference and Trade Show on campus, which will include an array of professional development training opportunities, an industry trade show, as well as its annual general meeting and awards banquet.

CITT/ICTS has been instrumental in securing this opportunity for Calgary. The province of Alberta is fortunate to have a very active regional CITT/ICTS section that regularly hosts workshops and meetings annually to its membership.

“CITT/ICTS is extraordinarily honoured to be involved in bringing WSD 2021 to Calgary.  As our members gather for our annual Rendez-vous conference, we look forward to inviting the world's scenographers, theatre architects, theatre educators and theatre technicians in to celebrate, challenge, engage, and further develop live performance, its included technologies and the spaces that host it.” says CITT/ICTS Interim President Elizabeth Wilkie.


Press Release in French

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