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About ERT

Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione, based in Modena, is one of the seven Italian National Theatres.
ERT has been directed by Claudio Longhi since January 2017.
The foundation manages two theatres in Modena, two in Bologna, and one in the towns of Cesena, Vignola and Castelfranco Emilia respectively.
The programme of ERT’s Theatres for the Season 2017 -2018 is available only in the Italian version: click here to find out our Seasons.


Production is the main focus of ERT’s activities, we believe in the value of sharing our artists’ dreams and projects; we work to build connections with local audience focusing on its demands in order to establish a relationship with people. A multitude of languages allows ERT to be part on the programs of various national theatres and to collaborate on a European level.
In the Season 2017 / 2018, Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione presents thirteen new productions / co-productions, and other fourteen shows of the last Season will be still on tour. These productions are directed by: Pietro Babina, Konstantin Bogomolov, Teodoro Bonci del Bene, Nicola Borghesi, Elena Bucci / Marco Sgrosso, Gianina Cărbunariu, Pippo Delbono, Daria Deflorian / Antonio Tagliarini, Vittorio Franceschi, Nanni Garella, Emanuela Giordano, Gli Omini, Antonio Latella, Matthew Lenton, Cesare Lievi, Claudio Longhi, Marco Martinelli, Motus, Pascal Rambert, Davide Sacco, Levan Tsuladze, Enzo Vetrano / Stefano Randisi.


VIE Festival

VIE Festival was founded in 2005 with the goal of crossing the contemporary world, of intercepting new identities and subjectivities which stand out in the field of live performance. It takes place yearly every October in Modena, Bologna, Carpi and Vignola, and guests Italian and international young Companies and renowned artists, for a focus on theatre and dance contemporary scene


ERT is a founding member and partner in Prospero co-operation agreement involving Théâtre National de Bretagne (Rennes, France), Théâtre de la Place (Liège, Belgium), Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz (Berlin, Germany), Göteborgs Stadsteatern (Gothenburg, Sweden), Athens & Epidaurus Festival (Greece) and the Croatian National Theatre /World Theatre Festival Zagreb (Croatia).
Six major theatre organisations from six different nations joined together with the aim of encouraging art and culture development across Europe.

Atlas of Transitions

Atlas of Transitions, new geographies for a cross-cultural Europe (2017-2020), is one of the winning projects of 2017 “Creative Europe”.
Atlas of transitions questions the potentiality of art, theatre and of the relation between performing arts practices with a view to examining the controversial aspects of the actual migratory phenomenon – the extraordinary relocation of populations triggered by wars, territorial disputes, religious conflicts, poverty and climate change.

Scuola di Teatro Iolanda Gazzerro 

One of the main activities of Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione is in the field of theatre education. ERT manages the Scuola di Teatro Iolanda Gazzerro for young artists, and a one-year specialization course open to candidates having a theatre school diploma or any professional theatre experience.