ZID Theater – City Arts & Performance Centre is a cultural organisation, based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ZID produces the annual international ExploreZ Festival, creates multidisciplinary performances, and organises projects together with art professionals and new performing arts talents. ZID is a development centre where theatre and dance training is given and also a stage for new makers, new performance forms and her own productions. ZID has received several awards for her own working method and is often invited as a partner in various collaborative (inter)national projects. ZID operates on a local, national and international level.

Our Director Karolina Spaic was appointed Knight in the Order of Oranje-Nassau on 24 April 2020. The Mayor of Amsterdam, Femke Halsema, said during the ceremony: “Demolishing walls and building bridges: this is how you contribute to a colorful and artistic Kolenkit, a tolerant city and a better world“. See the latest news below.

Lara Bakker and Hajar Fargan selected for Remix Comix

ZID Theater congratulates Lara Bakker and Hajar Fargan. They have been selected on behalf of ZID Theater and the Multimedia Center Led Art from Novi Sad and Agency Komunikart from Pancevo, for the first residency program within the new European project “Remix Comix” that will take place from 17 to 31 October 2022 in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Re–Dreams at Rembrandtpark Festival

Sunday 2 October 2022 | 13:30 and 16:00 | Rembrandtpark Festival | Amsterdam

On Sunday 2 October, our new location performance Re-Dreams can be seen twice at the bustling Rembrandtpark Festival in Amsterdam. We take the visitors on a tour through hidden locations... The performances takes place on our theatre field.

ZID Theatre participates at TTT 2022 in Madrid

14-19 September 2022 | Madrid (Spain)

From 14-19 September, ZID Theatre is present at the 4th International meeting on theory and practice of the performing art, organized by Residui Teatro (Madrid). In total 50 theatre makers around the globe are participating, including keynote speaker Eugenio Barbra of ODIN Teatret (Denmark).

NO FEAR and Historia at MITIN Festival in Spain

fr 14 oct – mo 24 oct 2022 | Seville (Spain)

The FATE group will visit TNT / Atalaya for 10 days of exchange, workshops and NO FEAR and HISTORIA will be performed.


Scattered Complexity

Friday 16 and Saturday 17 September | ZID Theater

Theater performance by Veronika Kolomazníková and Aryan Jauregui, freely inspired by Jack London's novel The Star Rover featuring dance, photography and video in real-time.


Novi Sad, Serbia - European Capital of Culture 2022

Karolina Spaic, director and Naima Baraka, choreographer are working with an international artistic team on a large-scale site-specific performance "Windward/ Counter Wind" that will premiere on September 1, 2022.

NO FEAR in Utrecht

Tuesday October 11 | 19.45 uur | ZIMIHC Wittevrouwen (Utrecht)

ExploreZ on Tour: NO FEAR will perform at ZIMIHC Wittevrouwen, as part of ‘Theater Trip’ by the cultural platform of the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht. A vibrant performance by eleven performers, with roots in different six countries, combined with an introduction and in-depth talk.

Call: Training for creative newcomers

ZID invites creative newcomers to join our one-year training program. Read more and sign up! Deadline: October 1st 2022.


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

The Alphabet of Uncertain Times

Read more about our latest show, which can be played both indoors and outdoors at venues, and see the beautiful trailer here.

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.

FATE 2020 - 2022

Future Academy on Tour in Europe, received European subsidy from Creative Europe and starts in september 2020


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

Order the game here.