Coordinates: 49°46′20.79″N 4°43′18.08″E / 49.7724417°N 4.7216889°E / 49.7724417; 4.7216889
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The seat of UNIMA in Charleville-Mézières, France
Memorial tablet commemorating the founding of UNIMA in Prague, Czech Republic

UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionnette - International Puppetry Association) was founded in Prague in 1929 (the then Czechoslovak magazine Loutkář was UNIMA's first official journal in years 1929–1930). In 1981, the French puppeteer Jacques Félix moved UNIMA's headquarters to Charleville-Mézières, France, location of the Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes since 1972. UNIMA is affiliated to UNESCO and it is a member of the International Theatre Institute.

National centers[edit]

UNIMA Festival, Armenia 2015 (Right to Left): Martine Levy (UNESCO); Jacques Trudeau (Secretary General of UNIMA); Dikla Katz (The Key Theatre, UNIMA Representative in Israel)

There are National centers throughout the world,[1] which include:

UNIMA World Congresses[edit]

World congresses have been held in:[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "News from National centers". Retrieved 2009-04-03.
  2. ^ "UNIMA in dates". Retrieved 2009-04-03.

External links[edit]

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