Information in English

Our selection of shows are performances with surtitles, or shows where knowledge of Dutch is not required.

Toneelgroep Amsterdam surtitled on Thursdays
Our in-house company Toneelgroep Amsterdam provides surtitles in English.

We're looking forward to welcome you at the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam. On this page you will find practical information relating to your upcoming visit.

All shows


21 & 22 february 2017 - Conny Janssen Danst

HOME is about the feeling of community, a feeling of ‘belonging’, about people with a variety of roots and with different tastes and preferences.

Ibsen huis

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 & 11 march, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 & 12 may - Toneelgroep Amsterdam / Simon Stone

With the works of the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen in his hands, the Australian stage director Simon Stone directs a contemporary family epic about the difficult life of people living under the same roof.



Kings of war

13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28 & 29 april - Toneelgroep Amsterdam / Ivo van Hove

Ivo van Hove directs a Shakespearean epic about power and violence. "An overwhelming marathon of power." (NRC ****). "Incredible climaxes." (de Volkskrant ****). "A masterful play." (Trouw ****).

Smoke and Mirrors

15, 16 & 17 april - Nederlands Dans Theater 2

Smoke and Mirrors  presents two world premieres by associate choreographer Marco Goecke, and up and coming choreographers Imre van Opstal and Marne van Opstal, in addition to a revival of SH-BOOM! (2000) by house choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot. All five creators differ greatly in style, age, background and aesthetic, challenging the young dancers of the company to quickly adapt to the wide variety of works.

Mount Olympus is an unique experience. Come climb that mountain, dive into that ocean. This will be unforgettable. To glorify the cult of tragedy, a 24 hour performance.

Juniors go Dutch

1 may - Het Nationale Ballet / Junior Company

A multi-faceted programme with great masters and young choreographers alike, danced by Het Nationale Ballet's Junior Company.

De andere stem

7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17 december 2016, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18 & 19 may - Toneelgroep Amsterdam / Ivo van Hove

Dutch spoken with English surtitles
Ramsey Nasr answers the phone in a new play that's about the missing voice in Jean Cocteau's La voix humaine (The human voice). 

Holland & Le Chat Noir

5, 6 & 7 may - Scapino Ballet Rotterdam / Ed Wubbe

Holland and Le Chat Noir are some of the most successful choreographic pieces that Ed Wubbe has produced in recent years. Scapino Ballet Rotterdam is dancing them once more.


De meiden

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22 & 23 december 2016, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26 & 27 may - Toneelgroep Amsterdam / Katie Mitchell

Katie Mitchell - 'England's most daring stage director' - was our Brandstichter 2015, during which we introduced her to the Dutch public. She is now directing her first production with Toneelgroep Amsterdam, De meiden (The Maids) by Jean Genet, about two maids that hatch a plan to murder their mistress.


3, 4 & 5 june - Dimitris Papaioannou

Inside is an art film, made in one single fascinating six-hour take, capturing a large-scale theatre experiment.

La democrazia in America

4, 5 & 6 june - Romeo Castellucci / Socìetas

One of the most influential and controversial theatre directors in Europe is back at the Holland Festival. 

My Country: a work in progress

7 & 8 june - National Theatre of Great Britain

In the days after the EU referendum last year, when 52% of British people voted for Brexit, the National Theatre began a nationwide listening project. 


9 & 10 june - Reggie (Regg Roc) Gray, Peter Sellars

Flex is a form of street dance, that originated in Brooklyn, New York and evolved from Jamaican dance hall and bruk up.

La Chanson de Roland

11 & 12 june - Wael Shawky

The Egyptian artist Wael Shawky looks at Western history from an Arab perspective in his work. 


13 & 14 june - Dieudonné Niangouna

Art is ‘an escape from oppression’ to the Congolese writer and director Dieudonné Niangouna. 


16, 17 & 18 june - Ex Machina / Robert Lepage

Why do we remember trivial things like the tune of an old television advert but not our own telephone number? 

Almost Nothing (new creation)

17 & 18 june - Dimitris Papaioannou

A human is being dug out, it is worshipped, captured in stone, cannibalised, and searched for.

The Naked Shit Songs - a retropera

22 & 23 june - Huba de Graaff

‘We believe in democratic pictures. That a child can see them and understand in some level, and a person of ninety.’

Lady Eats Apple

24 june - Back to Back Theatre

A bored God creates the world, hoping for a little worship.

De dingen die voorbijgaan

24, 25, 26, 27, 30 & 31 january 2018, 1, 2 & 3 february 2018 - Toneelgroep Amsteram / Ivo van Hove

For the second part of his Couperus trilogy Ivo van Hove directs the skilful psychological novel Van oude mensen, de dingen die voorbijgaan (Of old people, things, which pass) from 1906. An amazing modern portrait of a family affected by terrible secrets that must never come to light.