Theatre in Qatar
The State fosters the cultural and artistic movement through the establishment of cultural and artistic Qatari festivals and weeks both locally and abroad. It also supports it through poetry evenings, licensing the establishment of folk, theatre and music troupes, artworks and concerts, in addition to supervising Qatar's National Theater.
The State has been keen to develop Qatari talents in the theatrical arts since 1972. It has participated in various theatrical festivals, promotes youth film initiatives, developed the annual local theater festival, and expanded the field in Doha by establishing theatrical production groups, and theatrical groups for children. The Ministerial Decree No. (299) for the year 2014 was issued to form a committee to prepare the list for the Children's Theater Festival, which falls within the strategy of Qatar's National Vision (2030). In addition, the establishment of a specialized academic institute to study theatrical arts, music, audio-visuals and cinema.