Zouria Theatre: Fostering Cultural Creativity in Cameroon


Zouria Theatre is a non-profit association based in Garoua, Cameroon that is dedicated to promoting and preserving culture and art. Founded in 2009 by Ousmanou Sali, a director and actor, the association is made up of both professional actors and amateur who share a passion for theatrical creativity.


For the past three years, Zouria Theatre has organized an international festival called “LES REPAPRES.” Held annually in Garoua and other cities in the North region of Cameroon, the festival seeks to promote the local culture and development of the area, as well as cultural actors in general. Through inter and intra cultural exchanges, the festival fosters socio-economic growth and encourages and values artistic expression.
In addition to the festival, the association produces a diverse range of artistic events including plays, socio-educational films, forum theater, and street arts festivals. Through these initiatives, Zouria Theatre creates opportunities for cultural exchange and dialogue, while supporting and showcasing local talent.

Promoting Cultural Creativity

Since its establishment, Zouria Theatre has remained committed to promoting and preserving culture and art in Cameroon. The association’s various initiatives have created a platform for local artists to showcase their talents and foster socio-economic growth through cultural exchange.

The “LES REPAPRES” festival is a highlight of the cultural calendar in the North region of Cameroon, attracting visitors from all over the world. The festival provides a space for cultural actors to showcase their talents and engage with each other, thereby promoting and preserving the rich cultural heritage of the area. Zouria Theatre’s commitment to promoting cultural creativity in Cameroon has been a driving force behind its success.

Zouria Theatre is a prime example of an organization that is making a positive impact on its community through promoting and preserving culture and art. The association’s initiatives have not only create opportunities for local artists, but it is shaping the cultural landscape of Cameroon and fostering socio-economic growth.