12 June 2020



ETC Theatres Lobby for the Arts in Europe

As a result of ETC International Theatre Conference (10 to 12 June 2020), read the statement written by ETC and its members:

Read the statement

10 – 12 June 2020
Connecting the Separated – Reopening European Theatres

What world can we expect after the coronavirus crisis? How can theatres shape the best possible future for their houses? While it is impossible to know exactly how the post-coronavirus world will be for theatres, the upcoming ETC International Theatre Conference will aim at giving European theatres the tools to be able to respond to the situation. 

Within the last weeks, ETC and its members have been actively lobbying for a safe reopening of European theatres. After gathering input from members, the conference will be the place to share best practice and explore ideas from all over Europe. And because there will be a world of creation after the pandemic, the conference will also be the place to discover new technologies applied to theatre with the special webinar “Deep Space Meets Theatre”.



The usual 4-day conference programme has been adapted to an online (condensed) format. All staff and artists working for an ETC Member Theatre (see the list here) is welcome!

Discover the programme

Livestream for Non-Members

Thanks to our partnership with Howlround Theatre Commons, the panel discussion “Reopening European Theatres” will exceptionally be made available as a livestream for the public!

Read more and access the livestream





Registration is now closed. Have you registered and are looking for the Zoom links to the conference? Contact convention@europeantheatre.eu.


A selection of performances to watch live on the evenings of 10, 11 and 12 June at ETC Member Theatres!

See performances

General Assembly

This conference’s General Assembly will take place for the first time ever online on 12 June 2020. Voting will be done ahead of the GA.

Read more about the General Assembly

This page is only available to logged-in members. Should you have lost your login details, please contact the ETC Team!

FAQ for Participants

The ETC Team has drafted a document for participants to the online conference. Golden rules & tips and tricks for Zoom are gathered into the document below!

ETC Conference – FAQs for Participants






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