The Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute has been working since 1 July 2003. It documents, promotes and animates Polish theatrical life, moderates public debate on mod­ern Polish theatre and broadens the perspectives of the accompanying research by supporting research and education projects. It is home to the largest website devoted entirely to Polish theatre –; the only internet-based theatre TV in Poland –; and the PROSPERO online bookstore

The Institute manages the largest collection of theatre paraphernalia in Poland. The Library owns 32,000 Polish and foreign books, theatre magazines and publications; the Theatre Documentation Department holds press cuttings, photographs, theatre bills and programmes etc, whereas over 2,000 digital recordings of performances, rehearsals, and documentaries dealing with Polish and international theatre are stored in the multimedia library, all these collections being available in the reading room. The Institute’s Gallery hosts temporary exhibitions related to theatre (also available online at the Virtual Gallery, At 1 Jazdów Street there is also a fully-equipped theatre hall for organising theatre projects, conferences, meetings and lectures.

The Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute organises festivals and reviews, promoting interesting phenomena in Polish theatre, and also carries out educational and research projects. Moreover, it is a member of international organisations gathering European and global institutions of a similar nature (such as SIBMAS and ENICPA).

The Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute

ul. Jazdów 1
00-467 Warsaw
Tel: +48 22 501 70 11
Fax: +48 22 501 70 10


Elżbieta Wrotnowska-Gmyz, Director
Tel. +48 22 501 70 02

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