Coronavirus: News

All current updates from ETC and its members


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The COVID-19 pandemic has understandably and inevitably required many event and travel restrictions across Europe and the world. ETC sends its best wishes and solidarity to all our members, artists and colleagues who are affected. Below you can read our official statement, urging the EU and the national governments to proactively support the theatre sector and help ease the unavoidable financial impact of the pandemic.

We believe it is everyone’s responsibility to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and to protect the most vulnerable in society. Therefore, we are monitoring the situation carefully and, while we are working on our upcoming activities, including the ETC International Theatre Conference, the Young Europe Festival and the European Theatre Academy, we are also cancelling, planning possible digital offerings as replacement, or postponing activities, as necessary.

We appreciate your support with these decisions, and we will continue to communicate with you regularly to keep you informed of any changes. Meanwhile, ETC is extremely proud to show all initiatives from its members during these times of crisis: discover all of them below!

ETC Activities During the Coronavirus Outbreak

20 May 2020, 11:00 – 11:45 (Berlin CET Time)
ETC Coffee Break #2

> Theme: "Lobbying for the reopening of European theatres"

Register here


09–11 June 2020: Young Europe Festival

> Postponed to season 2020/21


11–12 June 2020: ETC International Theatre Conference

> Conference in Graz postponed to June 2021
> New online conference dedicated to the crisis in the sector

Learn more about the new conference


12 June 2020: General Assembly

> Voting will take place before the GA
> Documents will be sent on 20 May 2020


02–06 July 2020: ETC European Theatre Academy

> Maintained – the Academy will take place online

Applications are open here




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