Culture Hub

TAPAC - Theatre and Performance Across Cultures - is a nonprofit research organization founded in 2012 and based in London, UK and Wrocław, Poland. TAPAC is a development partner of Culture Hub and co-publisher of Polish Theatre Perspectives (PTP).

Our key aim is to promote multilingual and international exchange in the fields of theatre and performance, through a range of publishing, translation, and collaboration initiatives.


TAPAC’s publishing programme has a dual focus on broadening access to materials and sharing perspectives across linguistic and cultural borders.

Our current projects combine scholarly and artistic content in English and Polish. Where possible, we look to maximize the availability of work by publishing in multiple formats and in Open Access.


TAPAC collaborates with artists, scholars, and documentarists to build accounts of training and performance processes, in multiple media. Previous staff projects include work with Arts Archives (Exeter) and the Grotowski Institute Archives (Wrocław).    

We produce mixed-mode resources incorporating photo and audiovisual essays, interviews, rehearsal notes, concept designs and sketches, and remastered video records. Selected resources created with leading Polish practitioners will be published in Polish Theatre Perspectives



Our team has translated and reviewed diverse scholarly, literary, and audiovisual work for publication between languages including English, French, Italian, Polish, and Spanish. All TAPAC translation staff are elected members of the UK Translators Association and have completed advanced, specialist training in their field. 

To discuss a translation project connected to theatre and performance, please contact us at


TAPAC has partnered with the Grotowski Institute and Culture Hub to explore new channels for bringing together and disseminating international performance materials. Follow us on Twitter (@tapacpublishing) for news about upcoming collaborative developments. 

TAPAC is a member of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) and Crossref.

Contact us:

86-90 Paul Street

tel: +44 (0)871 218 9090

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