Visit the theatre with English surtitles

Visit the theatre with English surtitles

Nov 02, 2023Dec 21, 2023
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Leidseplein 26, 1017 PT
Various prices

Would you like to see Dutch plays, without the language barrier? At Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, you can enjoy different performances without having to understand Dutch. 

Watch ITA's in-house theatre ensemble on Thursdays with English translations

The ITA-ensemble (formerly known as Toneelgroep Amsterdam) is a company with international allure, known for its first-rate performances and attracting renowned directors from the Netherlands and abroad. On Thursdays, 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!

The Hours

The Hours takes place on one day in the lives of three women, at three different moments in the 20th century. One is a book publisher, the other a housewife, and the third is the writer Virginia Woolf. All three struggle with the question of how to be yourself in a world that is tight like a straitjacket. This play is based on Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer-prize winning novel and directed by Eline Arbo. 

My Heavenly Favourite 

Marieke Lucas Rijneveld received the prestigious International Booker Prize for the English edition of his debut The Discomfort of Evening. The translation rights of his widely acclaimed second novel My Heavenly Favourite have so far been sold to fourteen countries. Ivo van Hove is the first director to adapt this heartbreaking and at the same time terrifying novel for the stage.

  • Includes English surtitles on November 30 & December 7
  • Visit the ITA website for more information and tickets. 

Primeval and Other Times

Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk ingeniously brings to life a Polish village where residents try to survive the effects of two world wars, communism, and the advent of modernity. At ITA, Guy Cassiers will collaborate with Hotel Modern to create the world of Primeval and Other Times: in models and live on several video screens. 

Get your tickets

Are you a non-Dutch speaking lover of theatre and dance? Then this is for you. Get your tickets in advance on the ITA website. If you want to stay up to date with ITA’s programme, sign up for their newsletter.

Thumb photo: © Dim Balsem