Zürcher Theater Spektakel
August 13 – 30, 2020
For 40 years, the international theater festival, Zürcher Theater Spektakel, has delighted spectators of all ages in a stunning location directly on the shores of Lake Zurich. The Landiwiese park near Wollishofen is transformed into an enchanting backdrop for performance and theater, with around 40 international ensembles performing their works on more than 10 stages.
Many locals have been visiting the Theater Spektakel every year since they were young. One reason for this – besides their openness towards and interest in the theater – is without doubt the beautiful location directly on Lake Zurich: here romantic sunsets over the lake create a truly magical atmosphere. At the same time, numerous street artists, music groups, bars, and restaurants delight all the senses. As a result, many people also use this charming festival as an attractive setting for a leisurely walk, the perfect Zurich photo, a refreshing swim, an afterwork beer with colleagues, or a Sunday outing with all the family.
The barrier-free and inclusive Zürcher Theater Spektakel celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2019. Both the renowned dancer, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, and performance artist William Kentridge will return to Zurich for the anniversary. Both performed here in the early years and are looking forward to re-visiting the festival.