The Associação Cultural Paidéia was founded by Aglaia Pusch and Amauri Falseti in 1998. In 2006, after a few makeshift venues, Paidéia got the unique opportunity to take over a shed in a former refuse yard in the Santo Amaro district of São Paulo. Gradually, hand in hand with parents, children, friends, teachers, artists and actors, the site was transformed into today’s Cia. Paidéia, one of the most important private cultural centers in São Paulo for children and young people. In addition to the professional theatre ensemble, which mainly shows children’s and youth theatre, there are numerous other activities such as acting lessons for children, work in the set design workshop, discussions, workshops and smaller projects for children. There is also an intensive cooperation with German theatres such as GRIPS Theater and the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. Every year in September the “Paidéia – International Children and Youth Theatre Festival” takes place: “A window for utopia” was held, where theatre groups from Brazil and abroad perform. Paidéia has won the following from among several awards: 2019 the Shell Theatre Prize, the Prize of the Associação Paulista de Críticos de Arte (APCA) and the São Paulo Prize for the promotion of theatre for children and young people.