Welcome to our online theatre academy

The World Theatre Training Institute's online learning platform for professional studies for actors, directors and teachers

The Online Theatre Academy imparts the research of Jurij Alschitz in various teaching formats

Recordings of topical online discussions

Thought-provoking snapshots

The Online Theatre Academy is the newest offering from the World Theatre Training Institute AKT-ZENT/ITI to the international theatre community. Rapid cultural development in regards to our digitally connected globalised world has led to a call for change in the understanding of theatre learning and teaching. Going online - is just a format. We all see how human nature is changing and demanding different training. The stage remains at the centre of our attention. In addition, new media possibilities naturally give birth to new forms of artistic expression. The Online Theatre Academy opens up the potential of endless creativity of the artist and mediates with new educational methods the ability for self-education leading to the artist's self-creation.

What is waiting for you


Exceptional opportunity of self-education for students, beginners, and professionals.


Practice-oriented topics and questions that sustainably enrich one’s own craft, beyond established methods.


Newest research of the World Theatre Training Institute reflecting the principles of resonance theory, training as method and other unique approaches.​


Face to face contact with your teachers. We will work with you in various formats: individual coaching, interactive courses in small groups, live lectures for larger numbers and hybrid formats where online and stage tuition will be combined.

Why you should enter

Online Theatre Academy

How does it work?

easy steps

Make your choice

Take your time to read the course proposals – and listen to yourself.

Click the button

Register and purchase the course.

Wait for the Video Conference link

After you purchase your course, soon thereafter you will receive a confirmation and a personal letter from your teacher with artistic tasks for your preparation. Then, shortly before your first lesson begins, you will receive a link that will allow you to join the course.

Join your Course Video Conference

Using the link we send you, you will be able to join your course via ZOOM conference service. Use the link to join the course’s waiting room some minutes before the start time.
Depending where you are located, better check the starting time with a timezone converter.


If you have participated in all lessons and assignments, you will receive a certificate from the World Theatre Training Institute AKT-ZENT/ research centre of the International Theatre Institute.

What participants Say

About the Online Theatre Academy's first year

"I think the real work is to stop the inertia. The inertia of 'traditional' thinking and teaching..."
Prof Alvaro Franco
"Wow! Thank you Christine! Your class has inspired me to work out my piece. Till the next class! Maraming salamat po!"
The devised Monologue
Glecy Cruz Atienza
"Each time the encounter with M°Jurij Alschitz is an experience and rebirth. I thank all of you for making an intense and deep work even through the screen of a computer. It also created intimacy in the group and the desire to continue the journey together."
Rossella Rapisarda
"One of the things I am taking with me in my future work is the feeling that there are no right or wrong answers but only questions that can give me energy. That buzzing joyful life-giving energy!"
Cecilia W.
"I'm so grateful to have met such an inspiring teacher and warm human being, Jurij Alschitz!"
Sara F.

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