Location: Beirut and Tripoli
Date of project: since 2018
Implementing Partner: Al Madina Theatre Association
Theatre has a long tradition in Lebanon, not only as an art but also as one of the most effective educational and cultural activities which ultimately brings people together and catalyses behavioural change.
From this perspective the idea was born of organising Lebanon's European Theatre Festival, designed to be a channel promoting culture, human rights, and freedom of expression. The idea of the Lebanon's European Theatre Festival is rooted in the European Union’s belief that theatre provides opportunities for dialogue and cultural exchange. It is also a powerful way to spark exchange and dialogue around existing social challenges.
The European Union is committed to supporting the continuous and sustainable development of Lebanese theatre through cultural exchanges, exposure to European theatre and talent, and by supporting theatre performance as a tool to promote intercultural exchange and peaceful coexistence.