In 2002, true to our manifesto of promoting the arts and artists of Pakistan, the Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop added a new dimension to our network of Festivals by staging an amateur performing arts activity drawing on talents from in and around Lahore. This Festival was hence aptly named the Youth Performing Arts Festival (YPAF). Over the years the YPAF has played host to hundreds of young performers, both national and international, from the fields of dance, theatre, music, film and puppetry
The YPAF remains one of the first and only platforms for young artists to perform and compete at such a large level. The awards given through this Festival have become a mark of quality, excellence and integrity, giving amateur performers the respect and recognition they deserve while fostering the spirit of quality and competition.