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Baltic Applied Theatre School

Learning the Fun Way

At Baltic Applied Theatre School, we empower socially engaged artists in the Baltics and Germany through applied theatre training. Our programmes go beyond the stage, offering a foundation course, specialised courses, and tailored workshops for companies and organisations.

Theatre engages our senses, emotions, imagination, and intellect, with enormous social impact. That's why we invest in networking and training for socially engaged artists to harness theatre's transformative power to effect positive change.

Join us in exploring your creativity, building meaningful relationships with communities, and creating a better tomorrow through participatory arts courses and community theatre projects.

Trainees in answering their take aways from the workshop through the activity "Magic Box"
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About the Program

An exciting learning journey

Develop your skills as a collaborative, responsive, imaginative, politically engaged and culturally-aware artist practitioner in our workshops and trainings.
Learn about the dynamic and ever-changing field of applied theatre: an umbrella term for a range of performance forms concerned with personal and social change.

Community Theatre Performance in Karosta, Latvia

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"Applied Theatre is an opportunity to discover solutions in situations where you otherwise cannot. It hands you not only your own resources, but ideas, energy and support from the community." - Liia Kanemägi, BATS participant.

Join us in reminiscing on last year's Baltic Applied Theatre School - three profound, active and unforgettable workshops in Lithuania and Latvia that connected artists and professionals from all three Baltic states. 

Check out the video where you get a feel of the training, the facilitators and what participants took out from this journey.

We're excited to announce this year's foundation course dates:

1.: June 3 - 6 in Tartu, Estonia

2.: August 23 - 26 in Užventis, Lithuania

3.: October 18 - 21 in Liepāja, Latvia

You can preview the workshop content in the programme section.

Get ready to dive into the world of Applied Theatre and transform yourself into a socially engaged artist.


Registration for the programme begins on March 31st, so mark your calendars and don't miss this opportunity to be a part of a community of diverse practitioners. Join us on this exciting journey and discover your full potential as a creative and collaborative artist. We can't wait to embark on this journey with you!

Welcome to our very first online series on Applied Theatre! In this series, we have interviewed theatre practitioners who have been working for decades with different communities and in different contexts. Each short video will tackle one aspect of Applied Theatre to give viewers an introductory knowledge about this rich and ever-expanding field. 

If you want to know what topics we cover, check out the blog. And here you come to the YouTube Playlist.

This is possible thanks to the German Embassy in Vilnius, which supports our endeavours to spread the knowledge of applied theatre!