Strange Things

Young Europe III

Before Tomorrow

Young Europe III

Plan(et) B

Young Europe III

PLAY / Abriss einer Reise (“PLAY / Summary of a Journey”)

Theater Dortmund

Age of Rage

Young Europe III

Sabordage, A Performance on Environmental Issues

Théâtre de Liège

An Artistic Investigation into Institutional Power

APPARATUS at Weöres Sándor Színház


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

My Rather Odd Friend Walter

Performance Exchange

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

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

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

The next edition of the ETC International Theatre Conference will be held in Dresden (Germany). 

Our Stage introduces the idea of Bürgerbühne (literally “citizens’ stage”) – which is run the same way as a professional in-house production company but involves nonprofessional actors – as a new form of creative community outreach via artistic collaboration and as a new artistic business model.

The two-year applied research project European Theatre Lab set out to research a digital strategy for major European state-funded theatrical institutions with the goal of expanding access to the arts via new technology.

Year 2019
16 September 2019

Bring #Culture Back

ETC Statement on the Von der Leyen Commission

Von der Leyen Commission: the European Theatre Convention (ETC) is very concerned about the absence of a Commissioner for Culture.

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06 September 2019

Press Release

A Season Dedicated to Youth Theatre

The premiere season of ETC’s artistic collaboration project Young Europe III opened yesterday with Rage, a classroom play created by Deutsches Theater Berlin. A total of nine new productions with and for young people will be premiered this season across the continent.

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03 September 2019

Press Release

Sectorial Support for Theatre Included in the EU Creative Europe Work Programme 2020

The European Theatre Convention (ETC) welcomes the inclusion of sectorial support for theatre in the European Commission’s Work Programme for the implementation of the Creative Europe programme in 2020.

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15 July 2019

“Now I feel connected to a European theatre landscape”

Back from European Theatre Academy in Avignon

In July, the fifth edition of the European Theatre Academy took place during Festival d'Avignon. A participant describes her experience of the Academy. 

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28 May 2019

Press Release

ETC International Theatre Conference in Dresden: the Century of “Spect-actors”?

From 23 to 26 May 2019, over 100 representatives of the European Theatre Convention Member Theatres and guests gathered in Dresden for the ETC International Theatre Conference.

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Year 2018
03 December 2018

Press Release

ETC Stands Up for a Strong, Diverse and Gender Equal Theatre Sector in Europe

ETC Stands Up for a Strong, Diverse and Gender Equal Theatre Sector in Europe. 

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September 2018

ETC's Youth Theatre Programme Continues

Young Europe III

Division, nationalism, inequity… Today’s Europe is at stake. What are the realities and perspectives of young Europeans?

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September 2018

Participatory Theatre in Dresden and Europe

Our Stage

In a turbulent Europe – a place whose citizens have incredibly diverse cultural, ethnic, religious and
social lifestyles – there is a need for dialogue.

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