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


27 & 28 february - Conny Janssen Danst

After a successful tour full house, rave reviews and a nomination for a Swan - dance professional award of Netherlands - comes INSIDE OUT Conny Janssen Dances back in theaters.


2 march - WArd/waRD / Ann van den Broek

FF+Rew 60:00 had its world premiere in 2005 and grew out of extensive and in-depth research into fear and shock; a maniacal dissection of one the most important emotions that lie at the basis of Ann Van den Broek’s unique movement language. Now, after thirteen years, Van den Broek revisits this powerful and dynamic production.

Sum Thoughts

1 & 2 april - Nederlands Dans Theater 2

For this NDT 2 programme, the young dancers are exposed to a lexicon of dance languages. Sum Thoughts is a rich tapestry of lyrical and experimental work by new and established talent.

The Hole

6, 7, 8, 10 & 11 march - Nederlands Dans Theater 1

The Hole, Ohad Naharin’s masterpiece from 2013 is performed twice per evening, each performance showing a shift in the prominent presence of either the male or the female dancers.


16 & 17 march - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Sadler's Wells

Seen by over 160,000 people worldwide in 60 cities across 28 countries, this critically acclaimed choreograpy by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and 19 Buddhist monks from the Shaolin Temple in China is an incredible spectacle of athleticism, philosophy and faith.


20, 21, 22 & 23 march - Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord / Peter Brook & Marie-Hélène Estienne

Peter Brook strips the Mahabharata war epic back to its essence. Ancient and urgent.

Orfeo - Je suis mort en Arcadie

26 & 27 march - Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord / Samuel Achache / Jeanne Candel / Florent Hubert

« Humour, poésie et mélancolie rendent le combat d'Orphée et les notes célestes de Monteverdi plus éternels que jamais. » (Les Echos)

Vergeef ons

4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 21 & 22 april - Toneelgroep Amsterdam / Guy Cassiers / Het Toneelhuis

The adaptation of this great American novel is Guy Cassiers’s third direction of a coproduction by Toneelgroep Amsterdam and Toneelhuis Antwerp. Cassiers directs a quality cast of actors from both companies.


5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13 & 14 april, 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.


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.

Mitten wir im Leben sind/Bach6Cellosuiten

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

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s affinity with Bach was already apparent in several previous creations, and she continues to pursue a choreography that captures the essence of Bach’s music.

The Fountainhead

5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19 january 2019 - Toneelgroep 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.