EllinikoTheatro is an international performing arts organization based in New York and Athens. Since its inception in 1979, it has sought to serve as an innovative carrier of cultural diplomacy, expanding the temporal, spatial and social boundaries of Hellenic Theatre.


EllinikoTheatro is an international performing arts organization based in New York and Athens.

Our mission is cultural diplomacy through multi-lingual productions and the chance for dialogue between audiences, creators and countries. This stems from what we experience is a growing need for dialogue around the world, and we see Art as a key player in making this happen.

Since our inception in 1979, we have brought classical, medieval and contemporary Greek literature and drama to theatres, festivals, schools, universities and communities around the world. By showing utmost respect to the selected texts and artists, we believe that we can create a platform for dialogue which will both entertain and rejuvenate audiences.

At the core of our work are texts which challenge and highlight the ethics, society and way of thinking of cultures worldwide, brought to life by international creatives and artists with an open mind and interest to work with people from different backgrounds and disciplines.

Minimal sets and casts—often enhanced by surtitles in several languages— along with post-performance discussions and seminars, render the work globally accessible and attractive to a wide range of hosts, peoples and collaborators.

This year marks EllinikoTheatro’s 38th anniversary.