The Grotowski Institute, Laboratory Theatre Space

Rynek-Ratusz 27 (Przejście Żelaźnicze)
Przejście Żelaźnicze, fot. archiwum Instytutu Grotowskiego

The Laboratory Theatre Space is housed in the headquarters of the Grotowski Institute in the historic confines of the Laboratory Theatre in Wrocław’s Market Square (Przejście Żelaźnicze, Rynek). In late 1964, at the invitation of Professor Bolesław Iwaszkiewicz, the then head of the Presidium of the People’s Council of the city of Wrocław, the Laboratory Theatre of the 13 Rows moved from Opole to the principal city of Lower Silesia, where, as the Laboratory Theatre, it premiered The Constant Prince (1965) and Apocalypsis cum figuris (1969). After the ensemble’s dissolution in 1984, its spaces and possessions were taken over by the Wrocław Second Studio led by Zbigniew Cynkutis. Now the Market Square home serves mainly as a space for artistic and educational work and a base for the archival and documentation unit. The Laboratory Theatre Space hosts performances, talks, workshops and conferences.

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