The English Theatre Berlin (EBT) was known for a long time as 'Friends of Italian Opera' – even if that name was somewhat misleading. The theatre forms the hub of the capital's English-language theatre scene and does not feature any German plays (or Italian operas!) in its programme. Instead, it has a broad range of English-language offerings – both inhouse productions and touring shows – ranging from classic and contemporary drama to comedy acts. The ETB also co-produces works by young dramatists from all over the world.