ASBL Estonian Association of Performing Arts Institutions (MTÜ Eesti Etendusasutuste Liit /EETEAL) is an association of employers representing 20 Estonian theatres.
EETEAL is a successor of Estonian Association of Theatre Managers (established in 1991). On 6th February 2006 the organisation changed its legal status and name, its main goals still being – to create necessary conditions for the development of stage arts field and to represent common interests of its members.
EETEAL assembles the most various aspects of the Estonian stage arts. Symbolically it is expressed by a fact that the association was established by a public law body National Opera Estonia and a small private theatre Von Krahl. The interests of EETEAL are all the common activities and initiatives important to the members, for instance formulating and implementing a financing scheme for the field, organising the work field with the help of collective agreements, communication with other cultural organisations, legislative initiatives, social dialogue with the state and employers, practical questions like ticket sales systems, training or functioning of the festivals.
EETEAL is a member of Estonian Central Association of Employers since 2006, full member of Performing Arts Employers Associations League Europe/PEARLE* continuing a membership of Estonian Association of Theatre Managers since 1998.