25 - 27 November

Designing the New Decade

What can we expect from the new decade? How can we as theatre makers, European citizens and as a network shape a meaningful future and environment for our audiences? We are all aware of the existential threat that climate change, environmental deterioration and biodiversity loss pose to our future. Nevertheless, almost all sectors, including the arts and our institutions, are lagging behind on effectively implementing solutions for sustainable creation and working processes.

Sustainability is the main focus of the upcoming ETC International Theatre Conference – both with regards to environmental protection and the ETC’s strategic development. What does Green Theatre mean? What can theatres do to effectively meet the 17 sustainable development goals? 

On Wednesday we will discuss a pragmatic, realistic approach to sustainability in our buildings and artistic productions. Thursday and Friday are dedicated to designing the future of the ETC through networking and joint project development.


Main image: Joanna Osyda in Urban Weeds dir. by N. Sołtanowicz, JK Opole Theatre/Poland © HaWa


The usual 4-day conference programme has been adapted to an online (condensed) format. All staff and artists working for an ETC Member Theatre (see the list here) are welcome!

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Livestream for Non-Members

Thanks to our partnership with Howlround Theatre Commons, the session on “Green Theatre” will be made available as a livestream for the public!


Registration will soon open. Have you registered and are looking for Zoom links to the conference? Contact convention@europeantheatre.eu.

General Assembly

This conference’s General Assembly will take place online on 27 November 2020. Voting will be done ahead of the GA.


ETC members will receive all necessary documentation in the week beginning 26 October 2020.

FAQ for Participants

The ETC Team has drafted a document for participants to the online conference. Golden rules & tips and tricks for Zoom are gathered into the document below!

ETC Conference Online - FAQs for Participants


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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