Elliniko Theatro


Dear Friends,

As EllinikoTheatro nears its 38th birthday this year we have taken a step back to enjoy the beautiful view of the road we have travelled and, while looking back in celebration of our journey, decided it’s time to make our next big step as we approach the 5th decade of our mission for cultural diplomacy.

The Greek Theatre Foundation is proud to launch EllinikoTheatro Now: The Fundraiser on Crowdrise. We have just completed 37 years of activity worldwide and are now at a crucial point of opportunity for our organization. Your support will be critical to the sustenance and future of our work! We evolved globally and have since put on more than 450 performances, workshops and masterclasses in more than 20 countries, 35 cities, 8 languages, 440 theatres, festivals, communities, public spaces, schools and universities. We have decided to pursue our dream of acquiring ourselves a permanent home in Athens, in which we can produce and nurture projects, teach, inspire, discuss with the public and continue our global outreach work.

 At the moment we are working on 6 global outreach projects simultaneously.

We are developing the ‘Maori Bacchae’, Plato’s ‘Republic’, ‘The Theatre of Peace’, and ‘The Stones Speak’.

 We are continuing ‘Socrates NOW’, and ‘Cavafy: Poet of the City’

Since our last correspondence over the holidays and in our mission to strengthen our headquarters, our team has:

  • Accepted invitations to brings our shows to 15 new destinations including Australia, Bahrain, Qatar, Scotland and South Africa,
  • Welcomed new additions in artistic and managerial staff specializing in production, education, cultural management and outreach, thus broadening our repertory, enlarging our international pool of collaborators and maintaining the high quality of work at which we hold ourselves accountable.
  • Revitalized our Board of Directors, committed to guiding this four-decades-old institution through the straits of a world in crisis and preserving it as a successful model of Greek cultural diplomacy; 
  • Cultivated new collaborations with innovative academic colleagues to design intercultural artistic and educational models that we hope will engage and serve our young audiences for generations to come. 
    Yes, our mission is ambitious. Yet, the cultural, political, environmental and ethical crises facing the planet worldwide are undeniable and we believe to our very core that art, dialogue, and cultural diplomacy are necessary in making the mosaic of our world that much better.

We invite you to join us on this mission as co-sponsors, by making a tax-deductible donation today! We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization, and we are aiming to raise $250,000 in order to successfully realize our current international projects and build ourselves a home.

Any amount you desire to give, from $5 to $50 to $500 to $5,000 to $50,000, will help bring EllinikoTheatro where it is most needed: in the thick of dialogue among the citizens of the world! 

 Now is when we need poets most. Be part of our poem.



Efharistoume poly. (We thank you)                                                

The EllinikoΤheatro Τeam