Theatre activists all over the world observe March 27 as World Drama Day. The celebration was first held in Vienna in 1961 when the International Theatre Institute declared March 27 as the World Drama Day.
From 1962 onwards this day has been observed all over the world. Bangladesh, however, has celebrated this day since 1984.

To mark this day in the country, the Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation and Bangladesh Centre of International Theatre Institute Bangladesh have jointly arranged a programme at 6 pm at the National Theatre Stage, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.