The Institute of Theatre Studies (ITW) runs several large-scale research projects, financed in in part by its own resources, by funds from the Swiss National Science Foundation, or by other, third-party funds.

The Publications of the ITW (German) appear in three series: “Theatrum Helveticum”, “Materialien des ITW Bern” (“Materials of the ITW Bern”) and “itw : im dialog – Forschungen zum Gegenwartstheater” (“itw in dialogue – research into contemporary theatre”)

Researchers and students also have access to the SAPA Foundation, Swiss Archive for the Performing Arts (website in German only), which is a library and archive for Swiss theatre.