The European Theatre Academy is a four-day seminar of masterclasses and workshops offering broad and in-depth knowledge on the development and management of international theatre collaborations. It is designed for theatre professionals at the beginning of their careers, with the ambition to grow internationally.

The Academy is open for both ETC Member Theatres and non-members. It usually takes place during the Festival d'Avignon, France.

ETC European Theatre Academy 2021

Depending on the pandemic context, the European Theatre Academy 2021 will either take place during the Festival d’Avignon in France or in a dedicated online setting, from Monday 5 to Friday 9 July 2021.

They will receive high-level mentoring from Rui Catarino, Administrator and Executive Board Member of Teatro Nacional D. Maria II (Lisbon, Portugal) and Dubravka Vrgoč, General Manager and Artistic Director of Croatian National Theatre (Zagreb, Croatia).


Call for Applications

The application period has now closed.


For further inquiries or additional information, please contact Hélène Gauthier, Project & Network Manager +49 30 28 441 402


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