“The British Council is proud to support the ŻiguŻajg theatre festival: the only theatre festival in Malta for children and young people. The artistic programme is always varied and on a high level… We simply cannot imagine Malta’s cultural calendar without ŻiguŻajg: the benefits of exposing young people to performing arts are huge.”

Ingrid Eomois, British Council

“It is always an enriching experience to be part of the ŻiguŻajg Festival. It was great working with the team from discussing the work in its conception right up to the end product.”

Pamela Kerr, Professional Dancer (Malta)

“ŻiguŻajg is a wonderful festival. Its staff works tirelessly to bring amazing international art experiences to Malta’s children, while at the same time, working hard to strengthen the infrastructure of arts in education throughout the country. We have performed a number of times in the festival, and each time we are struck by everyone’s dedication and belief.”

Erik Kaiel Artistic Director, Arch 8 (Netherlands)

“I attended ŻiguŻajg festival for children 2017… The shows were very diverse, surprising and extremely creative. All shows were full house and I was observing the happiness of the children who were very well prepared by the festival team. ŻiguŻajg is one of the best children’s festival around the world now. Congratulations!”

Mohamed El Ghawy, Artistic Director and Founder at AFCA for Arts and Culture (Egypt)

“We are avid followers of this festival both as a school and personally with our families. The hard work and dedication to your work is most evident in the crowds you pull and the quality of the performances you organise. This year’s ŻiguŻajg Festival was the perfect mix of talent, artistic planning and grind!”

Hilary Caruana, Managing Director, Kidstart Childcare & Development Centre

“As an Educator I make it a point to acquaint our students to the arts through this festival. The Festival is a good stepping stone for the younger generations to be in touch not only with the arts of our Maltese culture, but also to have an opportunity to be part of a larger global artistic village. It is a no-brainer that for students who are involved in the arts themselves it helps to enhance not only their creative abilities, but also the cognitive side of learning whilst widening their critical thinking abilities.”

Marie Ann Ciantar, Teacher, Maria Regina College, Mosta






ŻiguŻajg was awarded Il-Premju għall-Arti’s Best Artistic Programme or Season by Arts Council Malta in 2018.

ŻiguŻajg was awarded the EFFE Label by European Festivals Association in 2017.