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The 32 nd Rencontres du Jeune Théâtre Européen which was originally slated from the 3rdto the 12thof July 2020 in Grenoble are cancelled. This decision follows the French Public authorities’ measure to suspend every shows and festivals until 15 July 2020 in order to handle the coronavirus outbreak. The Rencontres du Jeune Théâtre Européen are a major moment in the Network’s life and in Grenoble cultural life. This year, they should have gathered 18 theatre troupes from 12 European countries and they should have made Grenoble a center for artistic and civic exchanges.

The cancellation of the Rencontres is a mourning and a loss.

But the outbreak is at one with the theatre history since the beginning of this one. Remember Sophocles, Oedipus Rex and the plague devastating Thebes. The crisis we are currently experiencing is a test, a journey through hells, a “trial by fire”. What we could wish and what we could work for is to get out of this crisis more aware of our mutual humanity and to create art and beauty. Like the phoenix, we have to rise from our ashes.

The Crearc, center of the Young European Theater Network, is a European Non-Governmental Organization that organizes theatrical and cultural exchanges throughout the year. All Network members, connected to each other by internet and social networks will pursue their work and, as soon as the situation will allow it, they will set up new collaborations, including the 33rd Rencontres du Jeune Théâtre Européen in July 2021.

Fernand Garnier



The Crearc is a theatrical company which creates shows with professional and non professional actors.
It does it with associations, organizations and collectivities. That’s how it has created “Neuf femmes en blanc” jointly with Chambéry Hospital Centre, "Barnave”with the National Association of History and Geography teachers...
It also realizes European co-productions together with companies from various countries: La Mère by Witkiewicz with the Machulski theatre school, Ivanov with the Vilnius Theatre Academy, la Cité du Soleil with the International Theatre Festival from Bejaia.
It considers this policy of creation as a part of a cultural action aiming to share cultural and artistic practices. In that way, the Crearc organizes many theatre and reading workshops.
All those activities develop synergy between local, regional, national, European and International levels.

Events of this month - Creations and worshops

More informations to come.

If you want to, you can turn to the upcoming events of the Petit Theatre.

September 2020
European Union
Ville de Grenoble
Conseil départemental de l'isère
Direction départementale de la cohésion sociale
Grenoble Alpes Métropole
Conseil Régional Auvergne Rhône-Alpes
Les Verts au Parlement Européen
Service Civique
Office de tourisme de Grenoble