ETC is the largest network of publicly-funded theatres in Europe, with 61 members in 30 countries. We organise a wide range of activities to create brilliant new theatre, support and develop people working in theatre, and fight for the European theatre sector in a political context.

These activities (see full list) are open to a combination of member theatres, theatre workers, artists across the continent and audiences interested in theatre.


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These are activities to bring people together to create or exchange about artistic work.

These include:

These activities are workshops, mentoring programmes and monthly meetups.

These include:

These are activities to strengthen and support the European theatre sector in a political context.

These include:

  • Lobbying for Theatre, regular dialogue and exchange with EU policy makers
  • Policy Recommendations, distilling learning from activities on digital theatre, youth theatre, participatory theatre and diversity and gender equality
  • Research, by academics on key themes conducted across our 26 member countries
  • See the full list


Our name for the entire programme of activities is 'TRANSFORMATIONS'. We are delighted that ETC has been selected to deliver this work as one of the European cultural networks, in a long-term partnership with the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Download the Transformations flyer

Read more detail about the Transformations programme


ETC produces regular magazines, interviews and feature articles with leading figures from the European theatre scene. These can be read individually or downloaded as an entire publication.

Past Activities

ETC has spent decades making challenging and exciting new theatre. Explore previous high-profile projects:

Why Join ETC?

  • Meet and network with colleagues from other European theatres
  • Create international artistic collaborations
  • Get inspired by new ideas and shared best practices
  • Be represented at European and international level
  • Discover new contexts, cities and perspectives
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