Digital Innovation In Theatre
 The photo shows a man and a woman, both wearing a HoloLens glasses. Above the photo is a red filter.
International conference to mark the launch of the European Theatre Lab: Drama goes digital
Thu, April 06, 2017 – Sun, April 09, 2017, Symposium

The international conference »Digital innovation in theatre« investigates a broad spectrum of current issues related to the digitisation of theatre. Initiated by the »European Theatre Convention« (ETC), the conference features leading digital experts from a variety of cultural sectors. In panel talks, speeches, presentations and workshops, distinguished guests will discuss creative possibilities and share their expertise with theatre makers.

Founded in 1988, the ETC promotes European theatre as a vital social platform for dialogue, democracy and interaction that responds to, reflects and engages with today’s diverse audiences and changing societies. ETC fosters a socially engaged, inclusive notion of theatre that brings Europe’s cultural, social and linguistic heritage to audiences and communities everywhere.

The conference in Karlsruhe also kicks off the ground-breaking EU-wide project titled »European Theatre Lab: Drama goes digital« (ETL). As Europe’s first think tank devoted to researching the theatre of the future, the Lab will explore in a series of public events, conferences and festivals how the digital revolution affects aesthetics, audience participation and communication and dissemination in theatre. The »European Theatre Lab« is a partnership between the »European Theatre Covention« and 6 European state repertory theatres and an Advisory Board with experts from science, technology, media and the performing arts. Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe is one of the project partners.

People involved in the theatre and digital experts from all over Europe will be meeting at the ZKM for the kick-off on April 7, 2017, at the English conference »Digital Innovation in Theatre«, which is being organized together with the ZKM I Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe.

European Theatre Convention
hosted by STAATSTHEATER KARLSRUHE and ZKM I Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

The »European Theatre Lab: Drama Goes Digital« project has been developed with the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Organization / Institution
European Theatre Convention, hosted by STAATSTHEATER KARLSRUHE and ZKM I Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

Das »European Theatre Lab: Drama Goes Digital« Projekt wurde mit Unterstützung des »Creative Europe program« der Europäischen Union entwickelt.


  • European Theatre Lab - Drama goes digital - Program

    Program of the conference »European Theatre Lab - Drama goes digital«,  hosted by Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, in collaboration with ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany, April 6–9, 2017