No Dutch Required at the Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
You may have just moved to the Netherlands or have been living here for quite a while, and are wondering how to enjoy high-quality theatre productions without a language barrier.
Welcome to ITA’s "No Dutch required". The Internationaal Theater Amsterdam (ITA) boasts a programme for internationals where there's no Dutch language required to enjoy their first-rate performances. There are even guided tours of the theatre in English. Read on to find out more!
No Dutch Required
Are you a non-Dutch speaking lover of theatre and dance? Welcome to ITA, the world-class theatre in the heart of Amsterdam!
From productions by the in-house ITA-ensemble to national and international gems, ITA makes an effort to provide visitors with the very best in theatre and dance. Here you'll find an overview of the ITA's English-language programme, as well as shows that are in Dutch with English surtitles.
ITA's in-house theatre ensemble every Thursday with English translations
The ITA-ensemble (formerly known as Toneelgroep Amsterdam) is a company with international allure, known for its high-profile performances and attracting renowned directors from the Netherlands and abroad. Every Thursday, the ITA-ensemble performances (in Dutch) are surtitled in English. Surtitles are like subtitles, but are shown above the stage, so non-Dutch speaking attendees won't miss a beat!
Here are the ITA-ensemble performances:
- Lehman Trilogy - September 7 - October 23
- Blood Wedding - October 27 - November 5
- The Hours - November 2-12
- My Heavenly Favourite - November 13 - December 17
- Primeval and Other Times - December 6 - April 18
- Julie - February 22 - March 10
- The Laws - March 7-24
Theatre and dance at ITA
ITA puts on performances for non-Dutch speakers right in the heart of Amsterdam. Their programme includes both dance and theatre performances in English, with surtitles or others without any speech at all. Visitors to the website will find these easily, marked with "language no problem".
Here are the "language no problem" performances:
- De Jacht (The Hunt) - October 10-11
- The Promise (The Song Project) - December 11-30
- In the Solitude of Cotton Fields - April 13-14
- The Underground - May 13-15
- Opening Black Achievement Month: Find Your Eyes - October 1-3
- Broken Chord - October 2-3
- Fall - October 4-5
- Inventions - October 7-8
- The Balancing Act - October 9
- ATMEN - October 18-19
- Unbreakable - October 24
- In/With/In - October 8-10
- Illuminate - October 14-16
Gain new perspectives in English at ITA
The ITA's perspective programmes offer a view on the world. At ITA, you can attend talk shows about various topics, such as life in the city, politics, communities, and many more. Their monthly public tour of the building is available in English as well, where you can find out more about ITA!
Discover the history of the theatre, which is a national monument, during the public tour of ITA. Visit parts of the building that are normally not accessible to visitors, walk across the stage, wander into the dressing rooms, hear all about the architecture and get all the anecdotes about what has happened at ITA in the centuries past.
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