January 1st, 2018
On Stage 2018 (Jan to Dec 2018)
A year-long, Europe-wide programme of theatre, music, opera, dance and performance to celebrate the European Year of Cultural Heritage

2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage . It will put the spotlight on Europe's wealth of cultural heritage, showcasing its role in fostering a shared sense of identity and building the future of Europe. 

On Stage 2018 is Europe's first unique online calendar of selected high profile performing events across the continent.

On Stage 2018  celebrates the rich and dynamic role played in Europe's cultural legacy with a series of theater, opera, dance and other performances hero throughout the year. Additional events including behind-the-scenes tours, readings and interviews will support the performance program.

On Stage 2018  is a distinctive selection of performances, dates and venues to be discovered by citizens in European countries. The online guide is updated with new perfromances happening in incredible venues all around Europe, and it bridges artists, presenter and audices like never before.

On Stage 2018  is a project carried out by three major performing arts organists on a European level:  European Theater Convention Opera Europe / Opera  Vision and Pearle *  connect - through their members' organizations - thounsands of art venues across the European Union.

On Stage 2018  events - whether presented onstage, backstage or online - European and European talent: that demonstrates the ongoing contribution of European discourse and identity.


2018 - European Year of Cultural Heritage

Cultural heritage is the fabric of our lives and societies. It is surrounded by natural landscapes and archaeological sites. It is not only made up of literature, art and objects but also by the crafts we learn, the stories we tell, the food we eat and the movies we watch. European cultural heritage allows us to understand the past and our future.

The European Year of Cultural Heritage aims to:  

  • encourage people to explore Europe's rich and diverse cultural heritage
  • celebrate, understand and protect its unique value
  • reflect the cultural heritage occupies in all our lives

More information about the European Year of Cultural Heritage is available from the EU website . 

© 2018 On Stage 2018 is a joint activity by  Opera Europe , European Theater Convention (ETC)  and Pearle * . 

Part of the 2018 EU campaign  European Year of Cultural Heritage .




On Stage 2018  is part of ETC's ENGAGE program, and it is co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.

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