As the largest network of public theatres in Europe, the ETC counts over 50 European Members from over 25 countries, reflecting the diversity of Europe’s vibrant cultural sector. Founded in 1988, the ETC promotes European theatre as a vital platform for dialogue, democracy and interaction that responds to, reflects and engages with today’s diverse audiences and changing societies.
ETC fosters an inclusive notion of theatre that brings Europe’s social, linguistic and cultural heritage to audiences and communities in Europe and beyond. Powerful and professional ETC governance ensures that the network will thrive and grow, taking into consideration the latest trends and developments.
The ETC’s current three-year programme of activities, "TRANSFORMATIONS - Recharging European Theatres and Audiences in a Post-Covid World", runs from 2021-24. It offers our Member Theatres the chance to engage in numerous Artistic Collaboration, Professional Development, and Theatre Advocacy projects, with opportunities for all staff in their venues.
This comprehensive, ground-breaking programme is supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.