Nederlands Theater Festival
The Nederlands Theater Festival bursts into life again this autumn! After modest years, we open the doors wide with the best performances of the past theatre season. Discover a range of stories on stage, across generations and theatre genres, from the many corners of the Netherlands and Flanders.
The Nederlands Theater Festival takes place from 1 to 11 September in Amsterdam.
Nederlands Theater Festival 2022
The Nederlands Theater Festival is there to celebrate theatre and its audience. And to show the very best in theatre. With its selection, the Dutch Theatre Jury presents 'an anthology of the beauty that Dutch theatre has to offer. A beauty that does not self-satisfactorily blind or disguise, but one that stimulates, disrupts and submerges the spectator in wonder. A beauty that touches you', according to the Toneeljury.
So come and see the best performances for eleven days. In a fortnight time, the Nederlands Theater Festival will be presenting performances from the Official Jury Selection, productions from the Flemish Theatre Festival, BNG Bank Theatre Prize nominees and award-winning youth performances. The festival traditionally closes in IITA with the Gala van het Nederlands Theater, where the most important Dutch theatre awards are handed out, such as the Louis d'Or and the Theo d'Or.
Much beauty has been created in recent times. A yearning for real contact has produced one of the most versatile and urgent theatre years in ages. This is noticeable in the programme. In addition to the ever-puzzling selections by the Netherlands Theatre Jury, The Flanders Theatre Festival and the BNG Bank Theatre Prize Jury, this year the nominees for the VSCD Mime Prize will also take the stage.
Do you find it fun and interesting to go deeper into the performances? Then come to the live NTF TALKSHOW during the Netherlands Theatre Festival. Before the performances, Dionne Verwey and Jennifer Muntslag take turns in ITA to talk to the creators - directors, writers and designers - of the performances that will be staged during the festival. In addition, up-and-coming theatre makers playing in the Amsterdam Fringe Festival will treat the audience to live acts and performances.
The NTF TALKSHOW takes place in the Salon of ITA. On 1 en 2 September it starts at 7.15pm. The starting time on 3 - 10 September is 7.30pm. Admission is free. You're welcome to join!