There’s a pattern in European Theatre. Brilliant artists from non-dominant backgrounds emerge and are championed by certain theatres, directors, and collectives.

But institutions change, and, over time, this exemplary work is left behind. The reliance on a ‘dominant’ canon disadvantages everyone – particularly young artists and audiences as they try to find their voice.

The Young Europe IV Festival, hosted by Slovene National Theatre (SNG) Nova Gorica, aims to change this. Titled ‘The Young. The Bold. Break the Mould’, the Festival will take place alongside the ETC International Theatre Conference, from 17 - 21 April 2024.

A full artistic showcase, the Young Europe IV Festival features eight original productions by nine ETC theatres on diverse themes for young audiences – created as part of our award-winning Young Europe IV project.

Discover the programme

Discover the Young Europe IV Classroom Plays

Download the Young Europe IV press dossier 

This event is by invitation only.

For further inquiries, kindly contact ETC Project Manager, Annabell Blank:


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