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Looking back - A historical background

HIT INTERNATIONAL THEATRE ARTS is delighted to refer back to the experience of a body of cultural work first initiated under House of International Theatre.

House of International Theatre was founded in Copenhagen in 2017 by International Artistic Director Jana Pulkrabek from Manusarts GmbH and Local Artistic Director Jeremy M. Thomas Bøgsted from Down The Rabbit Hole International Theatre as an extended platform for international and English Language performing arts, cultural activities and cultural exchanges, promoting diverse artistic interpretations, brave ideas and multicultural dynamics.

The shared platform, which hosted performances by local and international English-language theatre companies, was officially opened on the top floor of Huset-KBH, in the presence of Copenhagen’s Mayor of Culture Carl Christian Ebbesen and British Ambassador Dominic Schroeder. The opening performance was the world premiere of ‘No Exit – Reloaded’ by Bafta Award-winning British playwright John Foster. Between 2017 – 2021, House of International Theatre, featured more than 25 theatre productions and plays, and a total of more than 200 events including among others, readings, workshops, theatre activities for children, music performances, exhibitions, and international guest productions from London, New York, Germany, Sweden, Brazil, Italy and Denmark.

During its four year period, a variety of exciting performance formats were developed under the umbrella of House of International Theatre, such as the HIT Lab workshops for actors, pre-show Warm Up performances for up-and-coming talent, a monthly Happy Hour of music and theatre, public play readings, Tea & Tales readings for adult and childrens’ audiences, HIT4kids drama classes and more. Whether delivering spoken word, music, dance, text, or improv, House of International Theatre hosted international theatre that was categorised as unique, daring and engaging, including performances in Hamburg, Malmö and Copenhagen, gaining critical appreciation from audiences and reviewers.


House of International Theatre is grateful for the support it received during its four year presence from 2017-2021: 

  • Statens Kunstfond

  • A. P. Møller Foundation

  • Nordic Culture Foundation

  • Consul Jorck Foundation

  • Nordea Fund

  • Oticon Fund

  • Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen

  • Municipality of Copenhagen

  • Hamburg Ministry of Culture

  • American Embassy

  • British Embassy

  • German Embassy

  • Hungarian Embassy

  • Czech Embassy

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