The European Theatre Convention has set “Theatre in the digital age” as one of its pillars for the years to come. By researching and experimenting with digital technologies, the goal is to enhance the theatrical live experience as well as to offer a meaningful reflection of its possibilities and boundaries. 

The Digital Theatre Programme offers support for innovative digital theatre projects by ETC Member Theatres and fosters international digital community building and outreach. The programme encourages ETC Member Theatres to experiment in the digital theatre field either by developing a new artistic production or researching and implementing new digital solutions for theatre productions or working processes. Digital theatre projects will be showcased on ETC’s website for further international promotion.

Grants Available

Applications are now open for Digital Theatre Grants 2020/21. There are ten grants of €1,000 available for ETC Member Theatres to support develop their digital theatre project. Grants are a contribution to artistic creation costs (fees) and are awarded based on the decisions of the ETC Board. Applications are to be completed by the applying ETC Member Theatre.

If you have any questions about the Digital Theatre Grants, please contact Teresa Pfaud

Applications will be considered on a first come, first served base during the next meetings of the ETC Board (next meeting 19 January 2021)

Digital Theatre Grant 2020: Application Form


Previous Activities


European Theatre Lab
2016 – 2018

The two-year applied research project European Theatre Lab set out to research a digital strategy for major European state-funded theatrical institutions with the goal of expanding access to the arts via new technology. This cross-sectoral project united artists and public theatres with research institutions and researchers from the fields of technology, science, and the media and performing arts.


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Digital Theatre. A Casebook


The first ETC casebook Digital Theatre. A Casebook is about sharing knowledge with the creative community; it is an invitation for artists, scientists, theatre professionals, and cultural and societal decision makers to learn from our experiences. Attached, the white paper Drama goes digital vs Theatre invades digital presents recommendations that have been identified for publicly funded theatres, policymakers and funders on the local, national and European level to tackle challenges for theatres while addressing the digital transformation.

Photo: Stage Your City premiere in Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Germany. ©Tom Kohler


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