Dutch Theatre Festival - Let us pamper you with: 11 best Dutch performances of the season 2013/14, selected by a jury of acclaimed Dutch theatre professionals led by Boris van der Ham, some of which will be presented with English surtitles. Several other performances that were the public's favorite of this season, plus a number of youth theatre performances.

80 Amsterdam Fringe Festival 2014 performances spread over 40 different locations, presenting the newest trends in the Dutch theatre world and offering a wide range of language-no-problem performances. A special presentation of The Best of Fringe performances.

Amsterdam Fringe Festival Coinciding with the Dutch Theatre Festival is the Fringe Amsterdam. What is the Fringe?

11 days // 80 theatre groups // 40  locations // performance, live art, (music) theatre, dance & uninhibited energy.


The Amsterdam Fringe Festival takes place along the fringes of the Dutch Theatre Festival, highlighting Amsterdam's avant-garde drama productions. The Amsterdam Fringe Festival is based on the famous and successful Fringe Festivals held in cities like Edinburgh, Adelaide, New York and Dublin.

During the 11 days of the Fringe you can see works by more than 80 theatre groups, created by unorthodox theatre directors and artists from the Netherlands and other countries, at over 40 different locations spread across the city.

The Amsterdam Fringe has an extensive ‘Language No Problem’ program. You can easily find shows that are in English or that do not feature words or language, as these are marked ‘LNP’. About 50% of the shows is suitable for non-Dutch speakers.

“Step in the Amsterdam Fringe: with its experimental and creative line-up, it’s like Edinburgh’s cooler, edgier younger sibling.” Easyjet Inflight Magazine aug/ sep 2010
4-14 September 2014 The season's top drama performances, which the jury panel and the audiences felt shouldn’t be missed, will be staged one last time at the Dutch Theatre Festival in Amsterdam. From September 4-14 2014, the theatres on and around the Leidseplein in Amsterdam will celebrate the stage during the Dutch Theatre Festival. Various locations, Amsterdam.
“World-class festivals” “In Amsterdam we’re very proud to be part of that tradition when, each September, two very different yet complementary world-class festivals [Dutch theatre Festival & Amsterdam Fringe] take over the city’s performance spaces and entertainment venues to celebrate creativity in all its guises.” (Time Out Amsterdam 2011)
About Us TF is a joint initiative of the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Vereniging van Theatergezelschappen en –producenten, Promotie Podiumkunsten and Holland Festival. Special thanks to Jeugdtheater De Krakeling, De Balie, Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond, Theater Bellevue. The festival is directed by Jeffrey Meulman.

The festival received financial support from Fonds Podiumkunsten, VSB Fonds, SNS Reaal Fonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Gemeente Amsterdam, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Stichting Dioraphte, NORMA.

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