Charity information


ZENDEH produces high quality cross art form productions with creative engagement programmes that are culturally eclectic, unforgettable and attract new audiences.

Founded 2004

  • Mission statement

    ZENDEH addresses the lack of access to and creation of culturally diverse artistic works. Our work reflects the range of cultures and identities within the UK.

    ZENDEH is a Farsi word meaning ALIVE. ZENDEH recognises that each artist is diverse. ZENDEH seeks artistic quality by engaging with ideas of origins, inherited cultural identity, experiences of trans-nationals and the need for a diaspora to belong as well as simultaneously to be a nomad. The freedom to explore these ideas are our human right, it is what guides us through the global and local socio-political tides of change, enabling ZENDEH to make great art for everyone.

    ZENDEH creates innovative, intercultural theatre productions exploring internationalism and transnationalism. ZENDEH is committed to cultural diversity with a special interest in Iranian cultural relationships. ZENDEH operates the ZENDEH Laboratory for creative research, development, participatory learning and sharing of professional practice.

  • Aims

    ZENDEH aims to:

    • To pioneer a new dialogue based on the arts for all to be able to have the choice to understand
    • To revive Persian/Iranian classics and translate new theatre from Iran for contemporary audiences.
    • To interrogate issues including the context of female experience using theatre, film and digital arts.
    • To promote, maintain, improve and advance the education of all through the encouragement of drama in all its forms.
  • Overview

    Established: February 2004

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 1

    Phone number: 078713181258

    Address: Dance City, Temple Street, Newcastle NE1 4BR

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