The Theatre Institute in Warsaw (IT)

The Theatre Institute in Warsaw (IT) deals with documentation, promotion and animation of Polish theatre. The IT supports public debate about contemporary Polish theatre, it widens the scope of  scientific reflection and conducts research and educational activities. The IT develops long-term, multidirectional initiatives on the basis of an ongoing international and supranational cooperation of researchers and artists interested in East European theatre. The Institute manages the largest archive of theatre-related documents in Poland and a portal entirely dedicated to Polish theatre. (


The Helena Modrzejewska National Stary Theatre in Krakow is one of the oldest public stages in Poland with a tradition stretching over 230 years. The repertoire of the theatre was co-created by such art luminaries as Tadeusz Kantor, Jerzy Grotowski and Andrzej Wajda among others. Nowadays, the current repertoire numbers some 40 items and among them performances by Krystian Lupa, Pawel Miskiewicz, Jan Klata, Agnieszka Glinska, Monika Strzepka and Krzysztof Garbaczewski. For decades the Theatre has been cooperating with partners from Czechia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania and the United States.

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