Info for Professionals

The Zürcher Theater Spekakel, founded in 1980, is one of the most prominent European festivals for the contemporary performing arts. The festival lasts 18 days and takes place on the Landiwiese. The park-like terrain on the shores of Lake Zurich hosts up to ten, specially built venues of different sizes.

The programme comprises 40 to 50 companies or single artists from all over the world whose works convince by thematic relevance, formal originality, innovative character and artistic ambition. Part of the budget is reserved for festival-owned productions or co-productions.

Over 150'000 visitors enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of the festival each year. Open-air performances, freely accessible installations and a curated street art programme as well as appealing restaurants and bars attract cultural aficionados and night owls from far beyond the borders of Zurich.

Reservation of Pro-Tickets

The official advance sale for the programm 2018 starts Wednesday 11 July at 9:00 hrs.
Professional visitors can purchase reduced tickets for certain performances.

Send your ticket reservation (please indicate name of the company, date and time of performance) to:

The tickets are reserved under your name and can be picked up at the box office at the main entrance of the Landiwiese (ticket counter for special tickets). The box office opens daily at 17:00 hrs, and for afternoon performances one hour before the start of the performance.

Staying in Zürich

The hotels listed below are partner hotels of the festival. For reservations, please get in touch with the hotel directly. Should you have questions, send an email to the festival office: 

Partner Hotels

Hotel Züri by Fassbind****, Heinrichstr. 254, 8005 Zürich

Hotel Krone Unterstrass****, Schaffhauserstr. 1, 8006 Zürich

Comfort Inn***, Leonhardstr. 6, 8001 Zürich

Ibis Hotel***, Zürichstr. 105, 8134 Zürich-Adliswil

Jugendherberge, Mutschellenstr. 114, 8038 Zürich

Pension Für Dich, Stauffacherstr. 141, 8004 Zürich


Zürich Tourism office, phone +41 (0)44 215 40 40, 

How to arrive at the festival site

The Landiwiese, Werft and Rote Fabrik are easily accessible by public transport.

From the main station

Tram 11 to Bürkliplatz, from where the busses 161 or 165 take you directly to Landiwiese, Werft and to Rote Fabrik. Find the stops near the venues here

From the city center

Trams 2, 5, 8, 9 and 11 to Bürkliplatz, from where the busses 161 or 165 take you directly to Landiwiese, Werft and to Rote Fabrik. Find the stops near the venues here

Boat from Bürkliplatz

With the festival boat your arrive directly at the festival site and back. Find the boat schedule here

Info desk at the Festival

Should you have any queries go to the info desk located at the main entrance next to the box office.
The info desk is open daily as of 17:00 hrs. During the day, you can contact the festival office (Check right column for co-ordinates.)

Meeting point at the festival

The post-performance meeting point on the Landiwiese is the restaurant «L'Andis». There you have the possibility to have late dinner and to meet with the promoters and the artists of this year's programme.

Site map Landiwiese

Contact Festival office

Before the festival

Phone +41 (0)44 412 35 51

During the festival

13 August to 3 September 2018
Phone +41 (0)44 488 18 80