ZID Theater is a cultural organization, producer and stage in Amsterdam. ZID produces multidisciplinary performances and the annual international ExploreZ Festival and provides training for makers and performers. Talent development and creating opportunities for up-and-coming talent with a flight history and migration background are essential to ZID’s work. ZID’s work is deeply rooted in metropolitan dynamics and issues. The performances are created through co-creation, are associative and interdisciplinary and consist of authentic concepts from the creators. ZID works in Amsterdam, national and international. In addition to the Netherlands, ZID was shown in Europe, South America, the United States, Russia and Morocco. ZID has received several awards for its work. In 2020 Karolina Spaic, director of ZID, was appointed with the Royal Decoration as Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau.


From 12 to 21 May 2023, ZID Theater is organizing the multidisciplinary and international ExploreZ Festival! Ten days full of theatre, music, dance, workshops and meetings with the theme NO LIMITS. Makers from the Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovenia, Germany, Brazil and the many up-and-coming talents in the Netherlands will show their work at the festival. The ticketsales has started, go to the brandnew ExploreZ website!


ExploreZ Festival 2023

‘Artist in Residence’ in Amsterdam

1-14 May 2023 | ZID Theater | Amsterdam

ZID theater is proud to introduce the Artist in Residence (AIR) for the Remix Comix project on ExploreZ Festival 2023. An international group of artists will come to Amsterdam to work on the creation of the performance Boom! Crash! Oh! Hello!

ZID Podcast – Theater in the World!

Listen here to the new ZID Podcast – Theater in the World! The first episode is about the performance CARGO H, which will premiere during ExploreZ Festival 2023!


12 - 21 May 2023 | Amsterdam

From 12 to 21 May 2023, ZID Theater organizes the international, multidisciplinary ExploreZ Festival. For the entire programme and tickets, visit the new ExploreZ website.

Première: CARGO H - A journey of human kind

Tuesday 16 May | 20:00 | ZID Theatre

ExploreZ Festival: Twelve makers, newcomers from nine countries, about leaving home and life on the road

Ithakaza diner

Friday 12 May | 18:30 | ZID Theater

Explorez Festival: Short previews of the ExploreZ programme: suprising theatre, music and dance performances

Boom! Crash! Oh Hello!

12, 13 and 14 May | various locations

ExploreZ Festival: Adventurous family performance on location in which comic strips come to life with dizzyingly fast, humorous and physical play

JAfest! Hybrid Theater Festival

 11-13 April 2023 | Online - Registration required

JÁ will run a 3-day academy in April for both online participants and local artists. All events will be facilitated by experienced practitioners, both local and international.


Within the 'Our Stage' project, the ZID Theater will collaborate with six European partners, offering a stage to Roma, Sinti and other traveling communities. With this project, the structural discrimination and demonization of this group will be exposed and a different picture of these communities will be presented!


An international project promoting youth participation, has been launched. Supported by Erasmus+, with partners from Cyprus, Greece, Belgium and the ZID Theater.

Interview with ZID Theatre

Karolina Spaic, founder and director of ZID Theater, tells about 30 years of ZID Theater, The Fate project and the location performance Re- Dreams, 20-22 May at ExploreZ festival

Interview with TNT/Atalya

Francesca Lupo, producer of the performance "Crossing Dreams", talks about the work of TNT/ Atalya from Spain. 13-15 May they perform in Amsterdam, during the ExploreZ festival.

Interview with DAH Theater

Jadranka Andjelic co-founder and director from the performance “Terra”, talks about the work of DAH Theater from Serbia. They will perform May 8 in Amsterdam, during the ExploreZ festival

Karolina Spaić appointed Knight in the Order of Oranje-Nassau

Karolina Spaić was appointed Knight in the Order of Oranje-Nassau on 24 April 2020.

Article about Odin Teatret and ZID Theater

In the Theaterkrant ( Theater journal) of July 2019, Emile Schra's article about the famous Odin Teatret from Denmark was published.


A board game and method that allows you to ‘catch stories’ and share them with each other.

Order the game here.