The Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego (Poland) is an internationally-renowned city institution which combines artistic and research projects that correspond to the challenges laid down by the creative practice of the Polish Director Jerzy Grotowski, one of the most outstanding personalities of theatre in XX century.

The Institute emerged from the Centre for Study of Jerzy Grotowski’s Work and for Cultural and Theatrical Research, which was established in 1989.


  • Theatre productions: “Masters in Residence” project: documentary theatre programme, residency programme for theatre groups and individuals;
  • Research Programme: Archive, Reading Room, Open University of Research, conferences and seminars;
  • Educational Programme: laboratories, trainings, workshops;
  • Publishing: theatre journals, publishing house;
  • Cultural events: concerts, performances, exhibitions, meetings.

The Institute runs several art spaces: the historical Grotowski Laboratory Theatre, Studio na Grobli with spaces and accommodation in Wroclaw, a forest base in Brzezinka, a place for workshops and residences, the Performative Arts Centre “Piekarnia”.

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