Det Norske Teatret – The Norwegian Theatre – is the largest theatre in Norway with an over 100 year long tradition. Its repertoire varies from musicals to new interpretations of Norwegian and European classics and new Norwegian and international drama. It is located in the capital Oslo in a large, modern building with four stages. The theatre presents approximately twenty new productions each year for an audience of over 200.000 spectators. It also has a drama school for students with multicultural backgrounds. Over the years, the theatre has developed into a living house of culture, with poetry readings, concerts, various art exhibitions, children’s activities, workshops and much more.
De Toneelmakerij in Amsterdam is the Netherlands' largest repertory company for children, young adults and adults. The company is renowned for its rich diversity of approaches ; it produces plays for young audiences that are of high artistic quality and constantly testifying the company’s love for language, interdisciplinary experiment and social engagement. De Toneelmakerij is a national hub for the development of new plays for young audiences by adapting classic texts, introducing the Netherlands’ culture to foreign writers and working with documentary playwriting. Internationally, De Toneelmakerij is usually found as part of collaborative projects. The company has won two Gouden Krekel awards for the best theatre production of the season (Mehmet de Veroveraar, 2013 ; De Tantes, 2015).
Fondazione Teatro Due is an Italian theatre based in Parma. Because of its unique location and historical heritage, its stage is one of the most preeminent in the country. Its bounds to Europe are of core value. The company was founded by a group of artists firstly involved in University festivals, which at the time were an important creative breeding ground in Italy where well-known personalities of European theatre blossomed. Fondazione Teatro Due stages its own productions as well as national and international co-productions; educational activities, research and experimentation leading to interdisciplinary work between theatre and dance are also part of the theatre´s main activities.
The Junges Staatstheater Braunschweig, young people’s theatre, is one of the five artistic departments of the Staatstheater Braunschweig (State Theatre Brunswick, Germany). Originally founded as a “theatre playground”, it produces professional theatre for children and young people. More than 20.000 students from Braunschweig and the surrounding region regularly attend performances, and take part in the educational programme of the theatre. The aim of the theatre is to tell relevant stories with exciting characters who face life and all its obstacles with pleasure and courage, and engage in their society. The Junges Staatstheater enables a mutually vital and continuous dialogue between audience and performers, an ideal mix between watching and actively taking part.
The Théâtre de Liège is one of the four Centres for Drama in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation in Belgium. In recent years, the institution has developed considerably, presenting each season around forty shows including new works. The rich and varied program shows productions of internationally renowned theatre directors, choreographers and actors, as well as emerging artists, witnesses of today’s and ambassadors of tomorrow’s culture. The theatre transcends borders through its collaborations with prestigious institutions and its active participation in a wide range of European projects has strengthened its position in the international theatre spectrum alongside famous places such as Barbican in London, Schaubühne in Berlin or National Theatre of Croatia in Zagreb.