THEATRE:Polish Theatre


Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute
The Theatre Institute specialises in documentation, promotion and animation of Polish theatrical life. Through its activities, it sparks public debate on the contemporary Polish theatre, broadens the perspectives of scholarly reflection about it, supports educational and research activities.

Polish Theatre Journal (PTJ) is an online English-language academic magazine examining contemporary Polish theatre and performance, published twice yearly by the Theatre Institute in Warsaw and The Department of Theatre Studies of Theatre Academy in Warsaw.

Encyclopedia of Polish Theatre combines aspects of a traditionally laid-out academic publication with a source thematic platform.

250th Anniversary of Public Theatre in Poland, a special website providing information about events connected with the anniversary. It contains descriptions of projects being implemented all over Poland, a calendar of events, virtual exhibitions, and other related materials.

Polish Institutes abroad are subordinate to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Their main tasks are to promote Polish culture, Polish history and national heritage, as well as to support international cooperation in culture, education, science and social life.
A special information website about Polish culture.

EEPAP (East European Performing Arts Platform) supports the development of contemporary performing arts in Central and Eastern Europe.

The Grotowski Institute
The Grotowski Institute is located in a one of the buildings of the complex surrounding the Wrocław City Hall. The Institute focuses on documenting achievements and receptions, as well as researching sources of Grotowski’s artistic output.

Cricoteka – Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor
The Centre – established in 1980 from the initiative of Tadeusz Kantor – a living archive of the legendary Cricot 2 theatre, was until recently located in Kanonicza street. In 2014, collections of the Cricoteka archives got a modern facet thanks to the opening of the new seat in Nadwiślańska street.



Krakow: Terminus

The final destination of this travel conference – or shall we rather call it study tour, as suggested by Clement? – was the old Polish capital, Krakow. A place swarming with tourists, trams (some with messages from the Pope), cultural institutions and quickly gentrifying neighbourhoods. We kicked it off with a visit to Laznia Nova […] »

Katowice: an easy day at the Silesian Museum

On 12 June (Day 8) we left Czechia and moved to Poland, but we stayed in the same region: Silesia. The Silesian Museum, since its opening last year, is one of the most important cultural spaces in the Polish side of Silesia district, and (yet another) very interesting example of art places created in the former […] »

Frequently Travelled Trains and Hazy Memories of Ostrava

By the time we reached Ostrava, most of the conference staff was reasonably tired as these shots below will testify. In the city of Ostrava we visited quite a few theatres (Puppet Theatre, Petr Bezruč Theatre, Old Aréna Theatre and Cooltour) and had lunch in a modern shared office space, Impact Hub.  After some thought-provoking […] »

Baroque walks in Olomouc

After leaving Slovakia we arrived to the Czech Republic to the beautiful small town of Olomouc. After the visit to the town hall and the city theatre we were presented two independent theatre venues and finished the day with a short performance. »

The second day in Slovakia: Zilina

  The conference quickly moved on from Topolcany to another great city in Slovakia: Zilina. For Attila, who was biking again this did take some climbing too. Stanica Zilina-Zariecie was the theatre venue which hosted us for exciting presentations with a strong theoretical focus, a provocative dance performance and a discussion with artist Jaro Viňarský. »