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


7 & 8 may - Noord Nederlands Toneel / Guy Weizman / Club Guy & Roni / Asko-Schönberg

All major stories develop from a small story. And practically all world conflicts from disappointment or pain. Now that the tensions between the Western and the Arabic world are mounting more and more, the Noord Nederlands Toneel (NNT), Club Guy & Roni and Asko|Schönberg take the theatregoer back to where it all started: a father who does not know how to show his fatherly love and two brothers who are driven away from each other. This is Abraham’s story.


5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13 & 14 april 2018, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17 & 18 may - Toneelgroep Amsterdam / Robert Icke

King Oedipus is the perfect tragedy. In the wake of many before him, Robert Icke – who previously rewrote the Oresteia in London in a magnificent way – directs his own contemporary, free adaptation.

Savoir Faire

24, 25, 26 & 27 may - Nederlands Dans Theater 1

Savoir Faire unites NDT’s most prolific artistic voices in one evening; alongside a world premiere by associate choreographer Crystal Pite the programme offers Shut Eye (2016) by house choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot.

Over the last couple of years Europe has been shaken to its foundation, facing crisis after crisis. Europe has changed, from a positive, post-war project of peace, cooperation and integration into a fragile construction that is under enormous pressure. In 2018, it is even imaginable that in the future there will no longer be a European project at all. What should be done to keep Europe together in times of increasing differences and rising nationalism?

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Sign of the Times

2 june - Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam / Toneelgroep Amsterdam / De Balie

It's the most important socio-political topic in European society: identity. It's almost impossible not to take sides. Are you European, Western, French, female, migrant, black, queer? Identity questions traditional views on culture and history. Identity dominates political as well as online debates, and often stars as a central theme in popular films, expositions and performances. Where does this rise in identity politics come from? When does identity function as an emancipatory idea that brings people together in a joint struggle for equality? And how does identity increase the gap between different groups in society? Performance in Dutch and English with English surtitles.


3 june - Introdans

In five-star choreographies, created by five star choreographers, Introdans gives its dancers the chance to shine like stars in the dance heavens. The title is also a critical nod to the current trend of ‘measuring’ art by awarding a number of stars.

While they are floating

5 july - Hooman Sharifi / Carte Blanche (IR/NO)

Art = Politics. Dancers interpret the true stories about the refugees at Europe's borders.


6 july - Guy Nader & Maria Campos / GN \ MC (LB/ES)

A journey through time and memory in a labyrinth of dancing bodies.

Mitten wir im Leben sind/Bach6Cellosuiten

9 & 10 july - Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker & Jean-Guihen Queyras / Rosas

De Keersmaeker returns to a great love: Bach. "If you get the change, go and see it." (Bachtrack *****).


13, 14 & 15 july - Akram Khan Company (GB)

Akram Khan is on stage for the last time in a gripping tale about colonial soldiers in someone else's war.

Extended: Julidans at the Park

13 july - Andreas Hannes & Ahmed El Ghendy (NL/GR/EG), Jan Martens (BE), Jelena Kostic (NL/RS), (LA)HORDE (FR)

Een klein leven

20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28 & 29 september, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26 & 28 april 2019 - Ivo van Hove / Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

No book has captivated and moved millions of readers during the past few years like A little life by American author Hanya Yanagihara.
In this worldwide bestseller, we watch four men over a period of more than thirty years: lawyer Jude, actor Willem, visual artist JB and architect Malcolm. The story is the history of their friendship, as they remain closely connected with each other during the rest of their lives. They develop their careers in the city where ambition and success are the indicators of a successful life: New York.

The Fountainhead

5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19 january 2019 - Ivo van Hove / Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

The Fountainhead is the fascinating portrait of the brilliant young architect Howard Roark, who follows his calling and sets himself up against those who spinelessly parrot the views of others; of Peter Keating, a fellow architect who sells his soul for commercial success and public esteem; of Guy Francon, a traditionalist who uncritically copies architecture from the past; and of the intellectual Ellsworth Toohey, who manipulates public opinion while slyly grooming the masses for a socialist takeover.