There is a renewed effort in Norway to strengthen theatre studies and the use of the knowledge it produces. The viability of this academic discipline has been the subject of much debate. The University of Bergen narrowly avoided losing the capacity to offer a master’s degree in theatre studies. At the University of Oslo, the subject area is no longer offered. The aim of this seminar is to increase awareness of how theatre studies can generate valuable insights and perspectives in a number of different contexts, among others in cultural policy and the contemporary field of performing arts. The seminar is organized in connection with the conference Teatervitenskap og scenekunst i Norge – historiografi, teori og praksis (Theatre studies and performing arts in Norway – historiography, theory and practice), scheduled for May 2018 in Bergen. The seminar will be held in Norwegian.