Dutch Theatre Festival - Let us pamper you with: 10 best Dutch performances of the season 2012/13, selected by a jury of acclaimed Dutch theatre professionals led by author Arthur Japin, 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 2013 performances spread over 30 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 Fringe?

10 days // 80 theatre groups // 33 locations // performance, live art, (music) theatre, dance & uninhibited energy.
The Amsterdam Fringe Festival takes place in 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 Festival as they exist in, for example Edinburgh, Adelaide, New York and Dublin.

During those 10 Fringe days you can see works from over 80 theatre groups, of unorthodox, national and international theatre directors and artists, at more then 33 different locations spread throughout the city. There is an extensive ‘Language No Problem’ program, which means shows that are either in English or that make no use of words or language are marked with LNP sign. 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
5-15 September 2013 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 5-15 2013, 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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