About us

Zagreb Dance Centre, which opened its doors on October 26, 2009 is a unique cultural facility in Croatia developed purposefully for dance. Its primary function as a choreographic centre is to foster and create opportunities for the development of a new generation of Zagreb and Croatian choreographic talent. The objective is to support the production and dissemination of contemporary dance works. An important part of the work focuses on the development of a space for dialogue and engagement between dance professionals and the public at large in an effort to enhance the interest and support for contemporary dance in Zagreb and Croatia.

The Zagreb Dance Centre is a hub for dance, located in the heart of the city, which also engages the broader public not only as spectators but as active participants by inviting them to follow creative processes, participate in a range of dance activities and to enlist as volunteers. For the youth this is an ideal space to encounter and develop unique and different skill sets and work practices.

Residencies, workshops, classes, film projections, performances, round-table discussions, networking, exhibitions, artist talks, lectures and specific dance related activities engaging the general public regardless of age are all part of the year-round programming at the Zagreb Dance Centre. Collaboration with similar venues across Europe and engaging in partnerships with the local community are geared to prompt a more dynamic relationship among Zagreb based artists and the international dance community. The Dance Point as well as the Dance Monthly publication are key sources for dance related information for events at Zagreb Dance centre, while web based information provides news from beyond. Information flow about and for dance is also an important service for the general public who can subscribe to Dance News.

The Zagreb Dance Centre consists of three studios, one of which is a multifunctional studio with 140 retractable seats. The Zagreb Dance Centre is best suited for rehearsals, creation and production of small and mid scale works. The centre also has a meeting room, and a lobby, media room. Among ancillary spaces are three spacious change-rooms each equipped with showers. In addition to the Roof Top terrace, conducive to all sorts of activities during the Summer, the garden looking onto the Upper Town represents a quite oasis in the heart of the city bustle.

To use the spaces at Zagreb Dance Centre and to establish collaborative partnerships, please contact us: (+385 1) 4833 083 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Upcoming events:
1/09 18:00Pre-season ballet workshop
2/09 18:00Pre-season ballet workshop
3/09 18:00Pre-season ballet workshop
3/09 20:00The Call Of The Woods Or Your Mother’s Kiss Etcha Dvornik
4/09 18:00Pre-season ballet workshop
4/09 20:00The Call Of The Woods Or Your Mother’s Kiss Etcha Dvornik
5/09 13:00Workshop by Etcha Dvornik: "Klic gozda - Your Mother's Kiss"
5/09 17:00Open class by Elrock
5/09 18:00Pre-season ballet workshop
5/09 20:00The Call Of The Woods Or Your Mother’s Kiss Etcha Dvornik
6/09 17:00Open class by Elrock
12/09 ZDC open doors day
15/09 11:0048th International Puppet Theatre Festival - PIF
DUCK, DEATH AND TULIP
Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, Republic of Slovenia (ages 5+)
16/09 17:0048th International Puppet Theatre Festival - PIF
ABOUT THE LAMB WHO FELL FROM THE SKY
Naive Theatre Liberec, Liberec, Czech Republic (ages 2+)
16/09 19:0048th International Puppet Theatre Festival - PIF
ABOUT THE LAMB WHO FELL FROM THE SKY
Naive Theatre Liberec, Liberec, Czech Republic (ages 2+)
17/09 11:0048th International Puppet Theatre Festival - PIF
THE LITTLE HÄWELMANN
Theatre of the Night, Federal Republic of Germany (ages 3+)
17/09 19:3048th International Puppet Theatre Festival - PIF
RAINBOW
Academy of Arts in Osijek, Republic of Croatia, (ages 12+)
17/09 21:3048th International Puppet Theatre Festival - PIF
RAINBOW
Academy of Arts in Osijek, Republic of Croatia, (ages 12+)
18/09
Performances at another location: HDLU, Trg žrtava fašizma 16

18/09 20:00 CHOREOGRAPHIC FANTASY No.2 Marjana Krajač premiere
19/09 20:00 CHOREOGRAPHIC FANTASY No.2 Marjana Krajač
20/09 20:00 CHOREOGRAPHIC FANTASY No.2 Marjana Krajač
21/09 20:00 CHOREOGRAPHIC FANTASY No.2 Marjana Krajač
22/09 20:00 CHOREOGRAPHIC FANTASY No.2 Marjana Krajač
19/09 12:30Joe Alegado workshop: Alegado movement language
20/09 12:30Joe Alegado workshop: Alegado movement language
23/09 20:00Out of Season Matija Ferlin & Ame Henderson premiere
24/09 20:00Out of Season Matija Ferlin & Ame Henderson
25/09 20:00Out of Season Matija Ferlin & Ame Henderson
26/09 11:00Contact improvisation workshop
26/09 11:00IMRC dance integration workshop
26/09 14:00Joe Alegado workshop: Alegado movement language
27/09 11:00Contact improvisation workshop
27/09 14:00Contact impro jam
27/09 14:00Joe Alegado workshop: Alegado movement language
28/09 20:00This is (not) My Forest KIK Melone
1/10 20:00The Stranger BADco.
2/10 20:00The Stranger BADco.
3/10 20:00The Stranger BADco.
4/10 20:00The Stranger BADco.
9/10 20:00No More Solo Matjaž Farič
10/10 16:00Acrobatics workshop
10/10 20:00Damned Bastards! Natalija Manojlović
11/10 16:00Acrobatics workshop
15/10 20:00Station Points  Zrinka Lukčec - Kiko
23/10 20:00Exhibition for the New Session kombinirane operacije / Željka Sančanin
24/10 11:00Contact improvisation workshop
24/10 11:00IMRC dance integration workshop
24/10 20:00Exhibition for the New Session kombinirane operacije / Željka Sančanin
25/10 11:00Contact improvisation workshop
25/10 14:00Contact impro jam
26/10 20:009th Yearly Contemporary Dance Professional Union Alliance Awards
29/10 20:00As I Walk Irma Omerzo
30/10 20:00As I Walk Irma Omerzo
31/10 20:00As I Walk Irma Omerzo
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