Young Performing Art Lovers (YPAL)

In 2015, the Union of European Theatres partnered with the YPAL network to organise meetings of Young Performing Art Lovers in the context of the UTE’s CONFLICT ZONES network programme.


Initiated by Anne Goalard in 2009 in the dynamic of the Reims Scènes d’Europe festival — a cultural event open to experienced and emergent European artists —, YPAL is an international network of young spectators united by the same interest in performing arts.



YPAL members

  • See shows, attend workshops and meet artists.
  • Discuss and compare their experiences as spectators.
  • Define their own schedule, combining moments of work and moments of conviviality.
  • Invent new ways of getting together for spectators, artists and political decision makers.
  • Keep an eye on new creation in Europe.
  • Draw attention to new types of artistic experiences.

During the network’s meetings a working schedule is set up. Its content is decided by YPAL members along with the artists and the cultural structures that host them.


  • They organize discussions and debates on subjects they have chosen.
  • They set up training sessions led by artists which are important moments of experimentation and sharing.
  • They exchange opinions on the public welcome of the shows — source of their reflection.

More info about the YPAL project


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YPAL Meetings


In the context of the CONFLICT ZONES network programme

of the Union of European Theatres


With the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union



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