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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]

Coordinates: 49°46′20.79″N 4°43′18.08″E / 49.7724417°N 4.7216889°E / 49.7724417; 4.7216889