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Thessaly Theatre - A Not For Profit Organization of The Municipality of Larissa

 Contact details
Contact personMrs Kyriaki Spanou
Art Director 
Street53 Georgiadou Str. 
Address Larissa - 41447 (Greece) 
Social Mediahttps://www.facebook.com/thessalikotheatre1983
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)11-25 
Organisation TypeNon profit 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Performing arts
» History of Arts
» Visual arts
» Cultural Heritage
» Virtual Museums
» Anthropology
» Archaeology
» Cultural studies
» Demography
» Ethnic studies
» Gender and sexuality studies
» Geography
» Geopolitics
» Urban studies
» Public administration
» Innovation
» Migration
» Media and socio-cultural communication
» Information sciences
» Systems sciences
» Architecture and design
» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics)
» Education (incl. persons with learning disabilities)
» Human physical performance and recreation
» Journalism, mass media and communication
» Library and museum studies
» Public affairs
» Social work

 Brief description of your activity focus
We are Thessaly Theatre, a not for profit, prominent organization, the fourth largest and the first regional theatre in Greece.

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
We offer expertise in experimental and postmodern theatre, as well as Greek and European drama in relation
with the flow of cultural identities in the historical landscapes, rural areas, river cities, ancient monuments and
all the social inclusion themes arousing during this new research-based perspective.

The Thessaly Theatre is a not for profit prominent organization, the fourth largest theatre in Greece and the
first regional theatre in Greece est. 1975. It is officially subsidized by the Ministry of Culture and the
Municipality of Larissa. It is located at Larissa city, in Central Greece.
Today, Thessaly Theatre is a vibrant artistic hub, and counts a lot of theatrical successes during its long history.
Numerous theatrical plays of a very high quality have been mounted by international and Greek artists. Many
influential playwrights and directors such as Iakovos Kampanellis and Theo Aggelopoulos were among the
governing board members of the theatre, which has excelled in administrative structure, quality aesthetics, and
artistic innovation in the wider field of the Greek and European drama.
Thessaly theatre produces at least four productions a year (Main Stage - Experimental Stage - Stage for Young
audiences and a big touring summer production).

Thessaly Theatre an equal opportunity employer consists of fifteen permanent staff members, and up to thirty-
five persons, included external scientific staff and technicians. Visiting groups of international artists enrich the
whole cultural policy of our theatrical organization.
Inclusion of different social groups, and sensitive/vulnerable social groups (eg. unprivileged women, children at
risk, refugees, elders etc.) it remains a priority, and we are open to collaborations especially in experimental
and inclusive theatrical education practices.
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
Public Space and city Landmarks: A’ Ancient Theater, now fully excavated, is in a process of receiving audiences.
Recently, has been an initiative to host selective art events of a high caliber at the A Ancient theater and to make it
vital part of city life (such as the Thessaly Chamber music festival of Larissa under the auspices of the Ministry of
Tourism, and co-organizers Prefecture of Thessaly and Municipality of Larissa, organized by the Chamber Music Hellas
a not for profit international American organization which took place at 16th of June 2019 at the A’ Ancient Theater
of Larissa).
We have accumulated, research-based experience in theatre studies, performance arts and visual arts already have
been proved by our previous theatrical successes (e.g. in 1993, “Electra” Ancient Greek tragedy by Ancient
playwright Euripides, was performed by Thessaly Theatre in Antwerp, the Cultural Capital of Europe as the only and
one Greek candidacy, in 2005 “Prometheus Bound” by ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus was performed in Epidaurus
as an official candidate of the International Athens and Epidaurus Festival, in 2006 “Eleni” Ancient Greek tragedy by
Euripides again, was performed successfully and it was an official candidate at the Festival of Cairo etc.).
Furthermore, we are in a very suitable position as a cultural organization (staff- infrastructure – networking- know
how) to contribute to the discourse of European identity and citizenship and to enhance a strong sense of belonging
via participation, b. via a dynamic and impactful art-based mentoring, and c. via further elaboration on new
intellectual material produced and communicated by the citizens themselves.

In conclusion, our artists in residence project transforms civic life, participants attitudes, society attitudes and
artistic intervention tools in a very semiotically-rich human biosphere.
We also presume, that this reciprocal relationship amongst urban life – rural surroundings and the fields – cultural
heritage assets – drama satisfies at least, one of the criterions, the third criterion of UNESCO which is:
“to exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on
developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design;”

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