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.

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All shows


- Susanna Brenner (DE/NL) / Helle Lyshøj (DK/NL) / Minna Tiikkainen (FI/NL)

Julidans NEXT: Dancing

2 & 3 july - Koen De Preter (BE)

Dancing from the soul: a stubborn, poetic, absurd, haunting and intense statement about dance.

The Sea Within

2 & 3 july - Lisbeth Gruwez & Maarten Van Cauwenberghe / Voetvolk (BE)

A meditative, magnetizing production that stimulates all our senses.

Canine Jaunâtre 3

3 & 4 july - Marlene Monteiro Freitas / Batsheva Dance Company (CV/IL)

Extravagant choreographer creates surrealistic lego world as a mirror for our society.


3 & 4 july - Dorothée Munyaneza / Compagnie Kadidi (RW/FR)

A loud, personal and straightforward indictment of rape as a weapon of war.

Julidans NEXT: Swish

4 & 5 july - Tereza Hradliková and coll. (CZ)

"An intimate testimony and a fascinating example of perseverance."

Julidans Extended: From Molenbeek with Love

4 & 5 july - Yassin Mrabtifi (BE)

An invitation to look beyond the prejudices that we all have.

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.

21 pornographies

6 & 7 july - Mette Ingvartsen / Great Investment (DK/BE)

How the pornographic climax works in advertising, news and film; or how Ingvartsen puts our imagination to work.


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

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

Julidans Extended: at the Park

6 july - Blenard Azizaj (NL/AL), MAN \\ CO (NL), 155 - eenvijfvijf (NL) / Guillermo Blinker & Sarada Sarita / ISH (NL), Opleiding Moderne Theaterdans

Julidans Extended: at the Park

7 july - Ryan Djojokarso & Bram Jansen / Korzo producties (nl)

Tag like you've never seen it before.

Julidans NEXT: The Jewish Connection Project

7 & 8 july - Lisi Estaràs & Ido Batash / les ballets C de la B (AR/IL)

Two talented choreographers searching for the roots and body language of their (Jewish) identity.

Dark Field Analysis

7 & 8 july - Jefta van Dinther (SE/DE)

A mental thriller about blood as a metaphor for human life.


8 & 9 july - Dave St. Pierre (CA)

Brilliant provocateur makes intimate solo performance about the beautiful and ugly sides of people.

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 *****).


10 & 11 july - Noha Ramadan (NL/AU)

She's from Australia but studied dance and choreography in Amsterdam. Noha Ramadan has worked in Amsterdam and Berlijn since she completed her studies. In her work she experiments with the limits between dance and language, between things and their environment, between meaning and its collapse. The believes that art can move between the irrational, the rational and the political. And that this movement has to be practised so that the world is the better for it – or in her words: “so that the world can be less fucked”.

Julidans Extended: My Kingdom For A Horse

10 & 11 july - Sarah Ringoet (BE/NL)

Trotting along untrodden paths, their minds undefeated, their soul free.


14 july - Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer, Arthur Harel / (LA)HORDE (FR)

Eleven jump-stylers from around the world arouse you with their energy and endurance.

Via Kanana

11 & 12 july - Gregory Maqoma / Via Katlehong (ZA)

A vibrant message of hope in a blend of contemporary and street dance.

Julidans Extended: Master Class Presentation + À Qui Le Tour? + Konfo

12 july - Untold / Alesandra Seutin / Agathe Djokam Tamo (SE/SN/NL)

"Formidabele" master class dance + performance to the youngsters of UNTOLD.

Anatomia Publica

12 & 13 july - Tomeo Vergés / Cie Man Drake (FR/ES)

An absurdist and humorous anatomy lesson about people in a relationship.

Julidans NEXT: Portraits in Otherness #1

13 & 14 july - Dickson Mbi & Maya Dong (UK&CH)

While Akram Khan can be seen on Julidans' main stage with XENOS, Julidans NEXT presents two talents selected by Khan for a special project: Portraits in Otherness #1, a series of dance solos by young international dance artists.


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.

Julidans Extended: at the Park

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


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.

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’.


- 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.

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.