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Seasonal pop-up project & residency program for theatre-makers
Shaping the
future of art & music at 360°
Here in TODA, our doors are always open for anyone, who'd like to express themselves.

As the UAE’s first 360° art hub, we’ve curated more than 100 events and exhibitions, combining cutting-edge technology with creative manifestations from over the globe.

But we are sure, there’s much more out there!

That’s why we are launching a NeoTheatre — a seasonal pop-up project & residency program that aims to support Dubai’s growing performing arts community.

We believe that NeoTheatre will connect our common heritage with our future by introducing new approaches that fuses familiar art practices with interactive technology.
From November 1 to February 29, we will be giving a stage to the promising young talents, so their works can get noticed by the cultural government entities, arts organisations, industry professionals and the general public.

And today we are calling for Theatre-Makers, Independent performing arts companies and Directors — now it is your time to shine!

Submit your application before Thursday, August 3, 2023, 23:59 UAE, to get a chance to see your ideas coming to live.

The shortlisted applicants will be provided with a curatorial advice from award-winning Australian writer and director, Alex Broun, as well as sponsorship and technical support from the Theatre of Digital Art.

What is NeoTheatre?
Categories of Application
Contemporary & Modern Performing Arts
Musical Theatre
Theatre in Education
Storytelling &
Immersive Theatre

All applicants must be available to come to the UAE.


The Independent performing arts companies, Directors or Theatre-Makers should have at least 2-5 years of experience in the field of performing arts.

Prior experience with interactive technology and immersive scenography (sensory effects, VR, AR, holograms) is considered as an asset.

Prior experience with involving children and youths in theatre production is considered as an asset.


The proposed performance should be either newly created or has never been performed previously in the UAE.

Let's shape the future of art together
This is your chance!