In 2023, the challenges that European theatre faces are clear. Funding cuts, lost audiences, limits on artistic expression. A post-pandemic society struggling with a cost-of-living crisis and impending climate breakdown.
Yet it’s equally clear that theatre has a desire to share what is working around Europe — to continue making progress, together. The Spring ETC International Theatre Conference, hosted by JK Opole Theatre (Opole/Poland), will run from 10-14 May 2023 and focus on topics of vital importance today:
- Reducing the carbon impact of theatre
- Making a strong political case for support, and
- Using digital forms to enhance the reach and accessibility of theatre.
The full programme, including speakers and breakout sessions, will be announced in the coming weeks. ETC Members are invited to attend performances of contemporary theatre from Poland each evening, drawn from JK Opole Theatre’s diverse and ambitious programme, "A theatre of many voices, different views".
The ETC conference will take place from Wednesday 10 May, 18:00 to Saturday 13 May, 17:30. We recommend arriving in Opole on Wednesday 10 May in the afternoon and departing on Sunday 14 May in the morning.
The conferences are only open to ETC Member Theatres and invited guests.
10-14 May 2023
Photos: Michal Grocholski & Przemysław Jendroska