Stadthausquai 17
8001 Zürich

Founded in 1980 as an annual international meeting of independent theatre groups, the Zürcher Theater Spektakel quickly evolved into a cultural event of international appeal. Today it ranks among the most important European festivals for international contemporary performing arts. This success story has been based on consistent and artistically outstanding programming, a unique atmosphere, the large number of open-minded and engaged spectators. These ingredients have made the Theater Spektakel a popular platform for both renowned and upcoming theatre and dance companies from across the world.
Each year the festival invites about 30 artists and companies whose creations are marked by formal independence, innovative character and artistic ambition. Part of the budget is reserved for festival-owned productions or co-productions. Precedence is given to projects that reflect a connection to the festival.

Circus, Dance, Music Theatre, Performance Art, Physical Theatre, Puppetry / Object Theatre, Site specific work, Theatre, Youth Theatre