A comprehensive research on the socio-economic situation of the theater sector in the EU undertaken at the request of the European Commission in 2021. This is the first attempt to map the economic value of theater activities in the EU trying to make the most of existing data. The study also addresses the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and European co-production challenges. It covers education and training of theatre professionals, gender balance, sustainability and inclusion issues. It provides a set of policy recommendations.
The findings should serve to the preparation of a policy initiative to support the theatre sector at EU level.