Bangladesh Centre of the International Theatre Institute was established in 1982 with Prof. Kabir Chowdhury and RamenduMajumdar as President and General Secretary respectively. Soon Bangladesh became one of the active centres in the network with the participation of mainstream theatre workers of the country. So far Bangladesh ITI has organised 11 international seminars, theatre festivals, a good number of international workshops, two theatre productions (the Tempest and Man Equals Man), publication of 11 volumes of the World of Theatre, publication of World Theatre Day messages, celebrations of World TheatreDay and International Dance Day, several Exhibitions, video documentation of Palagan etc.
Bangladesh delegates played important roles in the international committees. RamenduMajumdar was a member of the ITI Executive Council from 1991 to 2014 during which he acted as Vice President for three terms and President for six years. Ataur Rahman and MofidulHoque were Presidents of the New Theatre Committee and theCommunication Committee respectively. Many Bangladesh delegates served in the Board of different ITI Committees.
Several young theatre practitioners from Bangladesh participated in the theatre workshops abroad. A large number of Bangladesh ITI members had the opportunity to join the ITI World Congresses and other international seminars around the world.
Bangladesh ITI has been working as the bridge between Bangladesh theatre and the world theatre.