Research at the Institute of Theatre Studies (ITW) focuses on the history of theatre, contemporary theatre, and dance studies. These research areas are located on the same site, which encourages close interdisciplinary cooperation. The ITW’s research activities are financed by external sources (including the Swiss National Science Foundation and other foundations) as well as internal resources.

The ITW regularly publishes current research as well as outstanding Bachelor and Master’s theses in various series.

Researchers and students have access to the collections of the SAPA Foundation and the ITW Library.