Created in 1996 by Frank Hoffmann following the 1995 Luxembourg European Capital of Culture, 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 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, German, English and Luxembourgish, and other languages such as Portuguese per season—and Literature. While looking at classics in the context of our time, the theatre also provides a stage for contemporary authors. A multi-lingual team composed of 15 people works relentlessly to offer the audience about 20 productions a year (among which are 15 own creations), which results in 100 performances per season, the numerous tours in Europe and abroad not included. The Théâtre National du Luxembourg has since successfully widened its international circle, and has been an active member of European Theatre Union UTE since 2013.
Union des Théâtres de l'Europe gathered, in the last 3 decades, some of the most important European theatres and artists. Through festivals, exhibitions, exchanges, masterclasses, cooperation projects, the UTE help create a continuous flow between West and East, between generations, between tradition and innovation. Our celebration is inspired by this rich history. With the help of the Interferences International Theatre Festival, we wish to remember some of the best performances presented at past editions of the UTE festival and look forward to new horizons.