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  • The Faculty of Theatre Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens belongs to the School of Philology. It offers a complete spectrum of studies in the discipline of theatre on a graduate and postgraduate level.

  • The Faculty of Theatre Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens has an international orientation (primarily European), also focusing on Greek phenomena. It addresses three main fields: history of the theatre, theory of the theatre and performance analysis. It pays considerable attention to European theatre history from antiquity until today and, as expected, to Greek theatre – ancient, new and contemporary – as well as theatrological analysis of dramatic texts of European and Greek dramaturgy.

  • The foundation and legislation of theatre studies education on an academic level has had an immediate impact on secondary education, on the graduate and postgraduate level of academic studies, as well as on non-academic environment. The impressive interest of university graduates to undertake academic research concerning the Greek theatre field, mirrors the general responsiveness and sensibility regarding this subject. The Faculty courses are on principle accessible to all university students, but, in the form of free study, also to everyone related to the theatre (actors, directors, drama school graduates, theatre-people, theatre-lovers etc.). The Faculty of Theatre Studies offers courses to other Faculties of the School of Philology, in the form of joint teaching.


The Faculty of Theatre Studies intends:

  • To promote the discipline of theatre.

  • To cultivate Art, while preserving, valorising and promoting the rich Greek heritage.

  • To convey knowledge through systematic study and research on the field of theatre.

  • To provide its graduates with the necessary qualifications for a successful scientific and professional career.

  • To educate and instruct executives of cultural organizations and teaching personnel for the growing needs in education.

  • To help prospective artists of the theatre, as well as playwrights and theatre critics with a solid educational background concerning their field.