Zürcher Theater Spektakel

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The Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Zürich Theatre Spectacle) is an international theatre and performing arts festival, held annually each summer in Zürich, Switzerland. First held in 1980,[1] the festival invites 20-25 different performing arts groups and artists from around the world to take part each year.[2] The event began in a much smaller form as an annual international meeting of independent theatre groups, before emerging as a much larger cultural event in Switzerland.[3] Currently, five separate locations are used as venues for the festival,[4] of which the largest is the Landiwiese venue.[5] The Landiwiese venue and the so-called Saffa-Insel are located by Lake Zurich in the Wollishofen quarter, District 2, and features numerous open-air shows.[1][5]

The most recent event was held from the 13th to the 30th of August 2009,[6] and had a Latin American focus.[7] The next festival is scheduled to be held between the 19th of August to the 5th of September 2010,[8] and will have a special focus on Asia.[7]



  1. ^ a b "World Events Guide". Retrieved 15 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "KadmusArts". Retrieved 15 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Sightseeing Switzerland". Retrieved 15 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "Official Website - Venues". Retrieved 15 September 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ a b "Official Website - Landiwiese". Retrieved 15 September 2009. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Official Website - Main page". Retrieved 15 September 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Zürcher Theater Spektakel". Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "Official Website - Theater Spektakel 2010". Retrieved 15 September 2009. [dead link]

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