Mission Statement

English Theatre Düsseldorf (ETD) was founded in January 2018 by Rosie Thorpe (UK) and Ilya Parenteau (USA). Our mission is to bring artistically excellent professional English-language theatre to international audiences; to facilitate meaningful cultural exchange; and to foster artistic expression in students of all ages. We are committed to supporting the already growing international cultural landscape of NRW through the arts in all its forms. Due to our international theatre background, we achieve our vision by collaborating with international artists; programming a diverse season of theatrical genres, from contemporary work to classical texts, from musical theater to pieces which support education. Every project has immediate relevance and interest to the local and international community of NRW.