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Because we believe that we’ll never make it very far if we’re alone, São Luiz Theater is part of many national and international networks of creation, promotion and performances and artists’ touring, as well as of formation and sharing of experiences and good practices.
Together we can always do better.


ETC – European Theatre Convention

ETC is Europe’s largest publicly funded theater network, with 64 members in 31 countries. Founded in 1988 and now chaired by Cláudia Belchior, CCB Artistic Advisor, ETC organizes activities to support those who work in theater and fight for the European theater sector in a political context. Aiming to promote European theater as a vital platform for dialogue, democracy and interaction, it responds, reflects and engages diverse audiences and changing societies.



PROSPERO – Extended Theatre

PROSPERO – Extended Theatre is a challenge presented to artists, theater professionals and audiences regarding the topic of European identity: a certain type of culture of openness.
This network gathers 10 partners – nine theaters and a mediator, from nine European Union countries. The project was built surrounding a new dynamic of collaborations, synergies and relations between the partners, their teams, the audience and the artists, to redesign the production and the performance distribution.
This network’s three main objectives: to imagine a different set of principles and developments regarding the creation of theater within a more inclusive and diverse Europe, more connected to the contemporary themes in society; to broaden the dissemination of theater works, both in theaters and in the digital space, in order to reach new audiences; and to rethink the audience’s theater path, from discovery to presentation.
In this context of crisis which keeps challenging Europe to convince its citizens, s partners of PROSPERO we intend to demonstrate that art and culture are powerful forces, capable of stimulating creativity, interchange and cohesion. We all believe that theater, in particular, remains as an essencial forum for dialogue, with the capacity to create gathering between people and stimulate our critical sense. Through our work, we desire to participate in the European artistic and cultural development.
Thanks to the support from Creative Europe. as partners of PROSPERO, strengthened by its visibility in Europe and open to different continents, we’ve been managing to develop our research over topics such as theater, media and creation, focusing on its evolution and modernization.

Partners:  Théâtre de Liège (main partner, Belgium), supported by Wallonia-Brussels International; Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione (Modena, Itália); São Luiz Teatro Municipal (Lisbon, Portugal); Göteborgs Stadsteater (Gothenburg, Sweden); Hrvatsko narodno kazalište u Zagrebu (Zagreb, Croatia); Teatros del Canal (Madrid, Spain); Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz (Berlin, Germany); Teatr Powszechny (Warsaw, Poland); Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe (Paris, France); ARTE

PROSPERO – Extended Theatre, supported  by the program Creative Europe of the European Commission (2014-2020), is the continuation of the European Theatre Network, project supported by the European Union between 2008 and 2012. PROSPERO ccontinued its work and helped supporting production of Thomas Ostermeier, Teatro Praga, Katie Mitchell, Bobo Jelčić, Angelica Liddell, Milo Rau, Christine Letailleur, Anne-Cécile Vandalem, among others.