Working in theatre

Find out more about the cultural landscape of the Grand Duchy, advice on the professional status of the artist (self-employed intellectual workers, independent artists, “intermittent du spectacle”), as well administrative procedures to work in this sector (VAT, taxation).


During the past few decades Luxembourg has witnessed exceptional growth in the theatre and performing arts sector, which nowadays enjoys an excellent international reputation. The expertise and dedication of public and private theatre directors as well as cultural centres, the professionalisation of the arts sector and the support of public decision-makers have all contributed to make the theatre and dance scene as rich and varied as it is today.


A special characteristic of theatre in Luxembourg is the non-existence of in-house companies. Neither within dance, nor within theatre will you find permanently employed artists. Theatre professionals have the so-called “intermittent” status, meaning that for example an artist, a director or a set designer always has a contract only for the duration of their ongoing production.

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Artists often manage their own administrative procedures themselves. Regardless of whether their status is “indépendant” or “intermittent du spectacle”, they have to comply with specific tax regulations in Luxembourg. This page contains further information and links relating to VAT and income tax.

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