Welcome

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 projectsZID 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.

Re-Dreams | ZID Theater (The Netherlands)

Friday 20 May at 6 p.m. (opening night) and 8 p.m. | Saturday 21 May 2022 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. | Sunday 22 May 2022 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. | ZID Theater

In honor of the 30th anniversary of ZID Theater, we have invited various theatre makers and performing artists to jointly create a special location project Re-Dreams in Broedplaats Bouw, where ZID Theater is located.

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

NO FEAR | ZID Theater (NL)

Sunday 15 May | 4 p.m. | OBA Oosterdok

NO FEAR is a new visual and intense performance about chasing your dreams. Eleven young performers, with roots in six different countries, are building their future.

Network meeting The Real Chance #3

Sunday 15 May 2022 | 5 p.m. | OBA Oosterdok

Network meeting about creating opportunities for newcomers (refugees and migrants) in the Dutch and European cultural sector.

Crossing Dreams | TNT/Atalaya (Spain)

Sunday 15 May | 6 p.m. | OBA Oosterdok

An energetic performance in which dance, capoeira and circus are combined by eleven young performers with a refugee history, living in Spain.

Brats | Studio 7 (Germany) + stories of the world

Saturday 14 May | 2 p.m. | Buurtwerkplaats Noorderhof

Studio 7 (Germany) comes to The Netherlands with a location theatre performance at Buurtwerkplaats Noorderhof. The performance 'Brats' is about Sophia, who roams the cities with her cart. After the performance, storytellers from different corners of the world will perform at the campfire.

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.

Crossing Dreams | TNT/Atalaya (Spain)

Friday 13 May | 8 p.m. | ZID Theatre

TNT/Atalaya (Spain) is one of ZID theater's international partners in the FATE project. TNT/Atalaya is a guest at ExploreZ Festival 2022 and can be seen for the first time in Amsterdam with the energetic dance theatre performance 'Crossing Dreams' by young performers with a flight history.

NO FEAR | FATE (The Netherlands)

Wednesday 11 May (opening night) | 8 p.m. | Podium Mozaïek

NO FEAR is a new visual and intense performance about chasing your dreams. Eleven young performers, with roots in six different countries, are building their future.

Terra | DAH Theatre (Serbia)

Sunday 8 May | 5.15 p.m. | ZID Theater

DAH Theatre (Serbia), partner of ZID Theater for the FATE project, is a guest at ExploreZ Festival 2022 and can be seen for the first time in the Netherlands with two performances. The performance 'Terra', directed by Jadranka Andjelic, is about the adaptability of the migration process, which is associatively linked to plant cultivation.

25 Glasses of Wine | DAH Theatre (Serbia)

Sunday 8 May | 4 p.m. | ZID Theater

DAH Theatre (Serbia), partner of ZID Theater for the FATE project, is a guest at ExploreZ Festival 2022 and can be seen for the first time in the Netherlands with two performances. In the performance-lecture '25 Casa Vina', director Dijana Milosević tells the impressive story of the theatre company that, despite many obstacles, makes engaged theatre in Belgrade and worldwide.

Opening ExploreZ Festival 2022 | IthakaZa dinner

Saturday 7 May 2022 | 8 p.m. | ZID Theater

Come to the IthakaZa dinner full of surprising performances. This is the official opening of the ExploreZ Festival 2022. Free entrance: bring some nice food/drinks for the IthakaZa dinner!

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.

ExploreZ 2022 - a video promo

In this video, you can see which performances will be performed at the international, multidisciplinary ExploreZ festival, from 7 to 22 May! Be welcome, be surprised!

Opening ExploreZ Festival 2022 | The Alphabet of Uncertain Times

Saturday 7 May 2022 | 6 p.m. | Van Eesteren Museum

The official opening of the ExploreZ Festival 2022 with the performance ‘The Alphabet of Uncertain Times’ at the Van Eesteren Museum.

Passe Partout

Are you coming to ExploreZ Festival? The passe-partout ticket costs only €25 and gives access to all performances! Interest?

Mail to info@zidtheater.nl

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

Storycatcher

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

Order the game here.