What is Theatre Architecture Competition?

May 30, 2024

The Theatre Architecture Competition (TAC) is an international competition organized by the OISTAT Architecture Commission (AC). It has taken place every four years since 1978 with the objective to encourage new ideas about theatre architecture and interdisciplinary cooperation. Collaborations between architects and other theatre practitioners such as directors, designers, technicians, actors, dancers, musicians, or students of those fields, are encouraged in the Theatre Architecture Competition. 

In each edition, members of the AC collaborate with the local host to select a site in the host country for the competition. TAC is one method of spreading knowledge on theatre design and all the basic rules of performance spaces which descend from the ancient classic Greek-Roman theatres, passing by Shakespeare’s Globe to nowadays multimedia centers. The TAC offers an opportunity to expose architects and theatre practitioners to diverse problem-solving approaches influenced by a variety of cultural backgrounds, which also provides the global participants an entry into the international theatre world. 

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