Created in 1996 by Frank Hoffmann following the ‘1995 Luxemburg European Capital of Culture’, the Théâtre National du Luxembourg has been located in a former foundry two kilometers away from the city centre since 2003, and counts among the seven theatres of the capital. Mostly financed by the Minister of Culture, the National Theatre of Luxembourg is a creation space for Luxembourgish contemporary theatre. While the theatre is also open to dance and musical theatre, it puts its main focus on language(s) — producing numerous shows in French, Luxembourgish and German per season — and literature. While looking at classics in the context of our time, the theatre also provides a stage for contemporary authors, fostering them through holding a biannual drama event, at which they read plays by thus far unknown new playwrights.
A multi-lingual team composed of 15 people works relentlessly to offer the audience about 20 productions a year (among which 15 own creations), which results in 100 performances per season, not including the numerous tours in Europe and abroad. The Théâtre National du Luxembourg started out touring its plays throughout Europe, and has since successfully widened its international circle, joining the Union des Théâtres de l’Europe in 2013.