Host an Emerging Stage Director in the 2020-2021 Season

ETC Artist Residency Programme 2021

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

Every Sunday morning, 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.

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 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.

Inspired by an idea for a play from the Austrian author Magdalena Schrefel, Schauspielhaus Graz would like to invite ETC members to participate in a joint project, in which you can commission a local author to write a dramatic text dealing with the question “Which kind of drama does fossil energy provoke in your country?”

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.

The next edition of the ETC International Theatre Conference will be held online from 25 to 27 November 2020.

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.

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

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
28 Jan 2021


Create a short piece of digital drama and participate in the Renaissance of European theatre! Deadline to register: 12 February 2021

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27 January 2021

Apply to Join the ETC Green Theatre Committee!

Be one of the five representatives from ETC Members on the Committee!

Following our ETC International Theatre Conference on ‘Green Theatre’ in November, and three workshops on green theatre practices in management, communication and biodiversity in December and January, we want to move to the action part in February.

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Year 2020

Join the ENGAGE Evaluation Focus Sessions

Help us deliver more useful activities! Next focus session: 18 February 2021, 11:00 - 12:30 CET

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01 December 2020

Heidi Wiley is Cover Star of CorD Magazine

ETC Executive Director Heidi Wiley is the face of the December issue of CorD Magazine, in Serbia.

Four pages are devoted to the story about ETC and Heidi Wiley, titled 'Theatre is Fundamental For Our Society'

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26 November 2020

ENGAGE Festival 2021 – New Drama

Have a contemporary author's text translated and shared with other ETC members!

The ETC Drama Committee will select three plays to be translated from their original language into English.

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14 October 2020

New Publication: Youth Theatre – A Casebook is Released

Best-practice examples to make theatre with and for young people

A publication for the creative community of theatre professionals, presenting reflection and best-practice examples to make theatre with and for young people.

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Press Release

European Theatre Forum 2020: European Performing Arts in Focus: The Programme Is Now Online

11-13 November 2020: An online sectorial meeting set to envision the future of theatre & the performing arts in Europe.

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30 July 2020

Invite a Guest Performance From Another ETC Member Theatre

5 Grants Available for Performance Exchange

You are an ETC Member and wish to welcome a performance from another member to your theatre? ETC has a special programme offering grants to enable this performance exchange.

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22 July 2020

Press Release

European Theatre Forum 2020: European Performing Arts in Focus

Europe’s theatre sector now has a strategic platform for exchange & policymaking: the European Theatre Forum 2020 will take place for the first time in November 2020.

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Apply by 4 September 2020

Become a Host Theatre for our Artist Residency Programme

Could your theatre host an emerging artist and help them in the next stage of their career?  

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12 June 2020

Replay: Reopening European Theatres

Under the theme "Connecting the separated – Reopening European Theatres", the conference's highlight panel discussion was livestreamed with the help of Howlround Theatre Commons. Watch it in replay!

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27 March 2020

Press Release

ETC Releases Participatory Theatre – A Casebook Online

On World Theatre Day 2020, the European Theatre Convention (ETC) is offering exclusive and unlimited access to its newest publication.

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