The Institute of Theatre Studies (ITW) regularly collaborates with a range of academic, performing arts institutions and key individuals. Visits to theatres and festivals are an integral part of ITW courses and seminars. For example, participation in the Swiss Dance Days, Wiener Festwochen, Basel Theatre Festival, auawirleben Theatre Festival Bern, Tanz in Bern, Berliner Theatertreffen, and Manchester International Festival. The ITW regularly organizes conferences and workshops in collaboration with various institutions and artists, thus exploring the interface between theory and practice.
Institutional collaborations include the SAPA Foundation (Swiss Archive of the Performing Arts), the Swiss Society for Theatre Culture SGTK, the Centre Transdisciplinaire d'Épistémologie de la Littérature et des arts vivants CTEL, mnemedance at the Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, the FID Performing Arts Frankfurt/Main and the European Theatre Research Network.