/ enMain menu 
Navigation:  Project ERHT / European Route

The European Route of Historic Theatres

Theatre has been a corner stone of European culture for over 2500 years. The buildings created for this art mirror our history. They can be found everywhere in Europe. Together they form a very special part of our common European heritage.

The “European Route of Historic Theatres” was initiated in 2007. It proved to be an excellent idea for travellers and theatres alike, and the European Commission agreed to support its extension to all of Europe until 2017.

Every six months, a new part of the European Route will open, until the European Route will be complete in 2016. It consists of 12 part routes, each comprising about 10 theatres, so that one can easily travel along any part route in a week (or see two or three theatres during a week-end trip).

The part routes of the European Route of Historic Theatres are:

  • Iberia Route (Spain, Portugal)
  • French Route
  • Channel Route (Great Britain, Netherlands,  Belgium)
  • German Route
  • Nordic Route (Sweden, Norway, Denmark)
  • Baltic Route (Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia)
  • Black Sea Route (Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece)
  • Adriatic Route (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia)
  • Emperor Route (Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary)
  • Alpine Route (Southern Germany, Switzerland, Northern Italy)
  • Italian Route I + II

As of autumn 2013, five part routes are already operating: the Nordic Route, the Channel Route, the German Route, the Emperor Route and the Italian Route I in northern Italy. In the following years, we are planning to open the next routes like this (subject to change):

Opening 2014: Adriatic Route and French Route

Opening 2015: Baltic Route and Iberia Route

Opening 2016: Alpine Route and Black Sea Route

More information: www.europeanroute.info


Existing routes of the European Route:

The aim of the project is to promote the still existing historic theatres in Europe by way of a new cultural tourism route, a free online database, and a travelling exhibition, also fostering cross-border cooperation among these theatres.

Historic theatres in 5 minutes

Litomyšl - Castle Theatre

Český Krumlov - Castle Theatre

Graz - Opera

Vienna - Theater an der Vien

Weitra - Castle Theatre

Grein - Municipal Theatre

Kačina - Castle Theatre

Mnichovo Hradiště - Castle Theatre

Graz - Drama Thatre