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


- TEDx Amsterdam

TEDx is a program of self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At TEDxAmsterdam, live speakers will spark deep discussion and connection. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised.


23, 24, 25, 26 & 27 july, 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 august - Stichting Poz Paradise / Daniël Cohen

POZ PARADISE is a new, bittersweet comedy about a future with HIV, written and directed by Daniel Cohen. Its world premiere will coincide with the international AIDS conference “AIDS 2018” hosted by the city of Amsterdam, and with the subsequent Gay Pride Week.

Scènes uit een huwelijk

17, 18, 21, 22, 24 & 25 august - Internationaal Theater Amsterdam / Ivo van Hove

Scenes from a Marriage premiered in February 2005 in the Amsterdam Stadsschouwburg. Toneelgroep Amsterdam has staged Ingmar Bergman’s classic play in such a way as to create intimate spaces in the most unexpected of places. Three sets of actors enact the couple Johan and Marianne while the audience moves round the stage with each new scene.

Every performance has English surtitles.

Een klein leven

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

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.

Het hout

1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 & 10 november, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24 & 25 april 2019 - Internationaal Theater Amsterdam / Michiel van Erp

As a child, Jeroen Brouwers spends time in a Japanese POW camp in Indonesia. After the war, he is sent to boarding school in the Netherlands. It’s a prison camp and a concentration camp rolled into one. In his early novel Sunken red, he writes:  ‘I do not understand the fundamental difference between a Japanese camp guard and a friar’.

The Fountainhead

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

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.

Vallende man

14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 & 30 march 2019 - Internationaal Theater Amsterdam / Julien Gosselin

American author Don DeLillo is the most eminent chronicler of his country and his time. In numerous novels and stories, he researches the often destructive impact of large events and social changes – such as the Cold War and nuclear threat, the digital age and globalization – on the lives of ordinary people.

Dood in Venetië

4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11 & 13 april 2019 - Internationaal Theater Amsterdam / Ivo van Hove

Thomas Mann is thirty-six when he meets a young man during a holiday in Venice. The event inspires him to write one of his most famous works, Death in Venice. In it, writer Gus¬tav von Aschenbach falls in love with young Tadzio, who is spending his holiday at the Lido together with his mother. His fascination is so severe, he underestimates the danger of the cholera epidemic in the city. His intense and uncontrollable infatuation leads to his mental and physical downfall.

Sol & Paul XXX

24, 25 & 26 may 2019 - Nederlands Dans Theater 1

Sol & Paul XXX celebrates the thirty-year collaboration between NDT's house choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot, bringing together five monumental works from their oeuvre: Start to Finish (1996), Subject to Change (2003), Shutters Shut (2003), Shoot the Moon (2006), and Same Difference (2007).