Apostolos Vettas


Born in Athens, in 1945. He lives and works in Thessaloniki. He studied Architecture at Thessaloniki and continued with postgraduate studies in Edinburgh (College of Art, School of Architecture, Herriot-Watt University).

As an Architect, he has worked on projects related to the visual dimension of theatre space, its technical characteristics and its form.

As Scenographer and Costume Designer, he has collaborated with public theatres as well as private companies in and out of Greece (National Theatre, Athens; National Theatre of Northern Greece; Municipal Theatres of Patras, Larissa, Volos, Kalamata; Piramatiki Skini tis Technis, Thessaloniki; Theatro Technis, Athens; Wandering Theatre, Wrocław; Feike Boschma Puppet Theatre, Amsterdam; Actors Touring Company, London et al.) in productions of ancient drama, classical and contemporary European and Greek plays. He has participated in various Greek and European Festivals and in performances in the ancient theatres of Epidavros, Messini, Melos, Thassos, Filippoi, Dion, Herodeion and Patras.

He was member of the Artistic Committee of the National Theatre of Northern Greece (1993-94) and, from 1995 to 1997, President of its Administration Board.

In 2003, he curated the Greek pavilion in Prague Quadrennial, which received a distinction for “the quality of presentation and the work of its scenographers”.

He holds the “Petros Aravantinos” Award for outstanding achievement.


Email: vettas@thea.auth.gr


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