Prešeren Theatre Kranj (Slovenia) announce a 'Week of Slovenian Drama'

This prestigious theatre festival presents the most successful performances from Slovene theatres and theatres from abroad in the past year,

National Theatre of Albania's production of 'Animal Farm' plays to record audiences

George Orwell's classic tale was re-imaged by Director Driada Dervishi

The Three Little Pigs and the Wolf Costume

An open air summer production for all the family from De Toneelmakerij, with puns, music and smooth dance moves.

'Masons' by Petko Todorov Premieres at Theater and Music Center - Kardzhali

A story about the struggle with one's own conscience, about the punished virtue, about the destroyed beauty.

New Projects Premiere As Ján Palárik Theatre Re-Opens

Ján Palárik Theatre's work through lockdown resulted in three brand new shows as theatres reopened

Artistic Residencies in Ukraine with GogolFest / Dakh Theatre

Directors in Europe can apply for the up to 4 week residency by 10 July.

Theatrical Imereti Festival Goes Live

The 10th annual event is taking place at Kutaisi Lado Meskhishvili Professional State Drama Theatre between 17 June and 1 July.

Webinar on Audience Centred Experience Design with Adeste+

National Theatre Prague is Opening its Doors to the Audience

Netzbühne Online Premiere: ‘I Capuleti e i Montecchi’

We warmly invite you to our fourth Netzbühne premiere from the big stage of the Musiktheater Linz.

Teatro Nacional D. Maria II between Lisbon, Avignon and the world

The Teatro Nacional D. Maria II returns to the Festival d’Avignon with Tiago Rodrigues’ staging of Chekhov’s classic ‘The Cherry Orchard’.

Emulation Festival 2021 To be Streamed

This exceptional week devoted to the young emerging theatre scene in the Walloon-Brussels Federation is a real showcase for these artists.

New Life for Kutaisi Theatre after the Pandemic

After a one-year pause, the theatre life has resumed with the sold-out “Alice in Wonderland”, directed by Elene Matskhonashvili.

Optimism and Hope for the Future at Kardzhali Theater

News about opening to audiences in Bulgaria.

Digital Experiments and Major Outdoor Events at Dakh Theater

The annual Gogolfest will take place in Mariupol from 28 May to 30 May.

Theatre Outside Theatre

NT Drama Prague searches for diverse ways to perform outside theatres – with a call, a walk, or in a café.

In Search of New Forms

JK Opole goes to unknown territories with experimental programme on Modelatornia stage.

Still Alive Still Online

SND Drama mainly hosts online activities these days - performance streams, podcasts - to stay close to our audiences.

To Have or Not To Have

Abdelkader Benali wins Kaas & Kappes prize for Hamlet, an urban adaption he wrote for de Toneelmakerij.

Premiere of the Opera Orpheus and Eurydice

Our contemporary Orpheus is a man who seeks meaning in the present chaotic and turbulent world.

If Things Had Gone Differently

Since reopening has still been postponed in Italy, Teatro Stabile di Torino welcomes a significant number of independent companies and artists into Teatro Carignano and Teatro Gobetti during April.

Deutsches Theater Berlin Invited to Theatertreffen 2021

The jury selected two productions as two of the ten most remarkable productions for the 2021 festival edition: 'The Magic Mountain', and 'Mary Stuart'

The Book of Disquiet in Dresden

A Multimedia Installation and Performance at the Albertinum Museum Dresden

'Zitronen Zitronen Zitronen', Streams and Festivals

Schauspielhaus Graz announces its Dramatikerinnen Festival, and streams for award-winning work about love in times of repression, magical creations by an Austrian puppet genius, and an immersive, dystopian play.


This May, Dakh Theatre in Ukraine presents a stunning online / offline journey between two worlds - filled with gods, mythology, and the world of Jonathan Swift.

Backstage im DT

A charming digital journey through the backstage of the Deutsches Theater - guided by two young actors from Junges DT.

Call for Applications: European Theatre Academy 2021

Masterclasses, mentoring and networking opportunities for ambitious theatre-makers working internationally.

ETC Exchange - Connect - Practice: Theatre Education in Digital Times

New Dramaturgy: An Interview with Pascal Rambert

Provided by Fondazione Teatro Due (Parma) as part of their new interview and creation series, MEZZ’ORE D’AUTORE.

Watch 'LE', the Opera Celebrating Ukranian Fighter and Educator Lesya Ukrainka

Residency for Belarussian Playwrights at National Theatre Prague

mezz'ore d'autore: New Contemporary Dramaturgy at Teatro Due

An Unusual Meeting Between Strangers at National Theatre Prague

Krasnoyarsk: A Journey to the End of Time in 360°

An immersive VR theatre experience from Schauspielhaus Graz, set in the poetic and dystopian world of Norwegian author Johan Harstad.

You in my House

An audio performance by National Theatre Prague, leading the audience to see their apartment in a new light...

10 mg

A new production by Teatro Stabile di Torino, examining the impact of advertising in commodifying human health.

The Book of Disquiet

In three nights in May, the Staatsschauspiel Dresden ensemble will act live in front of a camera for 8 hours, in a series of performances based on Fernando Pessoa's reflections on Solitude, Sleep / Dreams, and Death.

New Modes of Communication Between Stages and Audiences in Turin

News from Teatro Stabile di Torino

Digital Ballet Matinées at Theater Dortmund

On Selected Sunday mornings, Ballettzentrum Dortmund livestream dancer warm ups, excerpts from an upcoming show, and discussions with the creative team.

'Make Up' by Dakh Daughters is Part-Documentary, Part-Musical

Kardjali Theatre Teams Up With French Partners For CréaFest

The 10 day, online creativity showcase will take place in June 2021

Watch 'L'istruttoria', the cult classic by Fondazione Teatro Due

In memory of actor and director Gigi Dall’Aglio, who passed away on 5 December 2020.

Charms of Harms

Over four evenings of online theatre, SNG Nova Gorica wove a story of hope and despair, using methods pioneered by Russian avant garde artists.

Host an Emerging Stage Director in the 2020-2021 Season

ETC Artist Residency Programme 2021

Meskhishvili Theatre Opens its 160th Theatrical Season

Kutaisi Lado Meskhishvili Professional State Drama Theatre

2020-21 Season Announcement

Teatro Stabile di Torino

Un Royaume (A Kingdom) by Claude Schmitz

Théâtre de Liège/Belgium

The Presence of the Observer Changes Everything

National Theatre in Belgrade/Serbia

12th Edition of Autorentheatertage in Berlin

Deutsches Theater Berlin/Germany

¡Adelante! In Heidelberg

Theater und Orchester Heidelberg/Germany

Your Majesty!

Kutaisi Lado Meskhishvili Professional State Drama Theatre/Georgia

Rebrand of the Molodyy Theatre

Kyiv National Academic Molodyy Theatre/Ukraine

Welcome Back to D. Maria II

Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Lisbon/Portugal

By Far the Best

Theater Magdeburg/Germany

The Long-Awaited Return

JK Opole Theatre/Poland

Kay Voges – New Artistic Director of Volkstheater Wien

Volkstheater Wien, Vienna/Austria

Staying Open and Safe

Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb/Croatia

You Can’t Keep a Good Dog Down

Teatru Malta/Malta

Season Start at De Toneelmakerij

De Toneelmakerij, Amsterdam/Netherlands

2170 – What Will the City Have Been in Which We Will Have Lived?

Theater Dortmund/Germany

60th Anniversary Celebration

Theatre and Music Centre Kardzhali/Bulgaria


Young Europe III

Finish Your Plate & Other Stories

Youth theatre performances by de Toneelmakerij on “Theaterflix”

Strange Things

Young Europe III

Before Tomorrow

Young Europe III

Age of Rage

Young Europe III


Young Europe III

30 Years of Peaceful Revolution in Dresden

Staatsschauspiel Dresden

Premieres at Landestheater Linz

Landestheater Linz

Focusing on the Classics While Projecting Towards Contemporary Theatre

Fondazione Teatro Due

Romanian Theatre in the Spotlight

Timișoara National Theatre

From Molière to Nina Raine

Theater Magdeburg

What Does Violence Mean?

Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg

Today’s Youth at the Heart of the New Season

Staatstheater Braunschweig

Solidarity in Focus

Schauspiel Leipzig

Contemporary Dramaturgy in Focus

Teatro Stabile di Torino

Fake News: There is no Portuguese Dramaturgy

“Find Ways to Give Something Back to the Local Community”

Promoting Young Creation in Luxembourg

Generating New Audiences: More Than a Task

Radar Ost – Deutsches Theater on the Lookout

Bringing Stages to Audiences

On the process of opening satellite stages in Tbilisi and Oslo

"I Am Isa": Words of Youngsters

Young Europe III

First English Version of Ukrainian Classic, Maklena

Kyiv National Academic Molodyy Theatre

Rage – What Does the New Generation Think?

Young Europe III

The Salems Witches

Performance Exchange 2019

My Rather Odd Friend Walter

Performance Exchange 2019

P. Experiment

“Alexandru Davila” Theatre

Einer von uns

Det Norske Teatret

International Recognition for Staatsschauspiel Dresden

Staatsschauspiel Dresden

Huge Success for Counting Sheep – Staging a Revolution

Belarus Free Theatre
ETC Activities

The ETC’s artistic collaboration project Young Europe III focuses on theatre as a place of identification for young people in Europe.

The objectives of this project are to highlight European contemporary playwrights and their work, create a pool of interesting contemporary texts for ETC Members, and support the international trajectory of text-based theatre plays through translation.

The ETC Coffee Breaks are a (virtual) place for you to take a short moment to reflect, discuss and exchange with your international peers from the network.

In 2021, inspired by an idea for a play from the Austrian author Magdalena Schrefel, Schauspielhaus Graz joined with ETC to commission 5 local authors from 5 European countries to write a dramatic text exploring the question “Which kind of drama does fossil energy provoke in your country?”

The next edition of the ETC International Theatre Conference will be an in person event, hosted by Teatru Malta (Malta), 28-31 October 2021.

Grants available! The Digital Theatre Programme offers support for innovative digital theatre projects by ETC Member Theatres and fosters international digital community building and outreach.

The “European Theatre Forum 2020: European Performing Arts in Focus” is an international platform for vision, discourse, exchange, networking and policymaking to strategically strengthen the structurally highly fragmented European theatre sector.

Supporting emerging theatre artists by offering new perspectives and professional artistic experiences in a European public theatre. 

Grants available! The Performance Exchange Programme is available to ETC Member Theatres wishing to invite a guest performance from another ETC Member Theatre. 

Grants available! ETC offers all technical, administrative and artistic personnel from Member Theatres the opportunity to exchange know-how and techniques at an ETC Member Theatre in another European country for a period of up to four weeks.

Year 2021
18 August 2021

"Different areas of my mind are related to different languages"

Playwright Patty Kim Hamilton, writing German and English, tells us about how working bilingually influences her creative process, how she decides which language is right, and the potential for multi-lingual shows to engage news audiences

Playwright Patty Kim Hamilton, writing German and English, tells us about how working bilingually influences her creative process, how she decides which language is right, and the potential for multi-lingual shows to engage news audiences

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5th August 2021

"ETC is strongest when we feel able to share ideas and disagree with each other"

We spoke to Serge Rangoni (Artistic Director of Théâtre de Liège/Belgium) about the future of ETC and European Theatre; digital development, diversity and sustainability

We spoke to Serge Rangoni (Artistic Director of Théâtre de Liège/Belgium) about the future of ETC and European Theatre; digital development, diversity and sustainability.

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14 June 2021

Read the ETC Policy Papers

The recommendations for national and European funders and policy makers cover Youth Theatre, Diversity and Inclusion, and Participatory Theatre.

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15 June 2021

ETC Joins Cultural Networks in Calling for Renewed Attention on EU-US Cultural Relations

ETC is one of over 100 cultural networks and organisations calling on the EU and US to reduce obstacles to visas and work permits to empower cultural exchange.

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