No Dutch Required

Are you a non-Dutch speaking lover of theatre and dance? Welcome to ITA’s No Dutch, no problem!

From productions by our own ITA-ensemble to national and international gems, we make an effort to bring you the very best in theatre and dance. This page presents an overview of our English spoken or surtitled programme. If you’d like to receive regular updates on our English-language content, please sign up for our monthly newsletter.

Thursdays with the ITA-ensemble

The ITA-ensemble (formerly Toneelgroep Amsterdam) is a company with international allure, known for its high-profile performances and attracting renowned directors from home and abroad.

On Thursdays, when the ITA-ensemble is performing, the performances are surtitled in English. Please click on the plays below to read more and buy your tickets for one or more Thursdays with the ensemble.

Language NP Language no problem Medea
ITA–Ensemble Theater Medea
Close Medea ITA Ensemble / Simon Stone
In Simon Stone’s version, he combines the tragedy of Euripides with the true story of an American woman who killed her children in the nineties.
Language NP Language no problem Julie ITA–Ensemble Theater Julie
Close Julie ITA Ensemble / Rebecca Frecknall
21 Feb '24 to 10 Mar '24
Young British star director Rebecca Frecknall creates a contemporary adaptation of August Strindberg's famous play.
Language NP Language no problem The Laws ITA–Ensemble Theater The Laws
Close The Laws ITA Ensemble / Eline Arbo
06 Mar '24 to 24 Mar '24
In her debut novel The Laws, Connie Palmen tells the story of a woman in search of herself. Seven encounters with seven men over seven years.
Language NP Language no problem Birds of a Kind ITA–Ensemble Theater Birds of a Kind
Close Birds of a Kind ITA Ensemble / Alize Zandwijk
23 Apr '24 to 03 May '24
When the German-Jewish Eitan and the American-Arab Wahida happen to meet in the library of New York, they fall in love instantly. But is their relationship likely to succeed against the backdrop of the decades-long Israeli-Arab conflict?

Theatre and Dance

We put on performances for non-Dutch speakers right in the heart of Amsterdam. Our program includes both dance and theatre performances in English, with surtitles or without any speech (‘language no problem’). Feel free to browse through our programme.

Theatre

Language NP Language no problem Remla Redo, Denden en Amsterdams Andalusisch Orkest Dance Remla
Close Remla Redo, Denden en Amsterdams Andalusisch Orkest
26 Mar '24
Are our worlds really that different, or do we have more in common than thought? That question is at the heart of the autobiographical performance REMLA.
Language NP Language no problem In the Solitude of Cotton Fields Dailes Theatre | Timofey Kulyabin Theater In the Solitude of Cotton Fields
Close In the Solitude of Cotton Fields Dailes Theatre | Timofey Kulyabin
13 Apr '24 to 14 Apr '24
Bernard-Marie Koltès’ play is performed by theatre and cinema stars John Malkovich and Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė.
Language NP Language no problem The Underground NITE / Club Guy & Roni / Asko|Schönberg / HIIIT / Guy Weizman Theater The Underground
Close The Underground NITE / Club Guy & Roni / Asko|Schönberg / HIIIT / Guy Weizman
13 May '24 to 15 May '24
This inspiring NITE event is a rollercoaster blend of theatre, dance, and music.

Dance

Language NP Language no problem Ten Junior Company / Het Nationale Ballet Dance Ten
Close Ten Junior Company / Het Nationale Ballet
12 Mar '24 to 13 Mar '24
Four contemporary premieres and one classic masterpiece.
Language NP Language no problem Remla Redo, Denden en Amsterdams Andalusisch Orkest Dance Remla
Close Remla Redo, Denden en Amsterdams Andalusisch Orkest
26 Mar '24
Are our worlds really that different, or do we have more in common than thought? That question is at the heart of the autobiographical performance REMLA.
Language NP Language no problem ZIEL Conny Janssen Danst Dance ZIEL
Close ZIEL Conny Janssen Danst
01 Apr '24 to 02 Apr '24
In search of freedom, lightness and unexpected encounters. What keeps us from embracing life and breaking through the restrictions we impose upon ourselves?
Language NP Language no problem The beauty of it all Nederlands Dans Theater 2 Dance The beauty of it all
Close The beauty of it all Nederlands Dans Theater 2
03 Apr '24 to 05 Apr '24
The beauty of it all strikes the ultimate balance between honoring NDT's legacy and its rich repertoire, while creating space for new artistic voices that provide the company with surprising perspectives.
Language NP Language no problem Assembly Hall Kidd Pivot / Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young Dance Assembly Hall
Close Assembly Hall Kidd Pivot / Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young
22 Apr '24 to 24 Apr '24
The latest production by the Canadian company Kidd Pivot, founded by choreographer Crystal Pite, celebrates its Dutch premiere at ITA in April.
Language NP Language no problem WE, the EYES ICK Dans Amsterdam / Emio Greco & Pieter C. Scholten Dance WE, the EYES
Close WE, the EYES ICK Dans Amsterdam / Emio Greco & Pieter C. Scholten
02 May '24
WE, the EYES aims to question perspectives in a society in crisis and claims change.
Language NP Language no problem Hatched Ensemble Mamela Nyamza Dance Hatched Ensemble
Close Hatched Ensemble Mamela Nyamza
20 May '24 to 21 May '24
HATCHED ENSEMBLE is the extension of Mamela Nyamza’s original and highly acclaimed solo work HATCHED created in 2008, an autobiographical work which the Choreographer reflected on her life as a mother, lesbian and artist.
Language NP Language no problem SPRING Introdans Dance SPRING
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21 May '24 to 22 May '24
To celebrate spring and life, Introdans presents Spring, a programme centred around the work of Mauro Bigonzetti.
Language NP Language no problem The Romeo Trajal Harrell, Schauspielhaus Zürich Dance Ensemble Dance The Romeo
Close The Romeo Trajal Harrell, Schauspielhaus Zürich Dance Ensemble
25 Jun '24 to 27 Jun '24
Picture a single dance for everyone, inspired by a world as it might have been. Choreographer Trajal Harrell’s The Romeo imagines this dance for people of all origins, genders and generations, of all tempers and moods.
Public Tour (in English)
Public Tour (in English)

Perspective

Our perspective programmes offer a view on the world. Join us in talks about various topics, such as life in the city, politics, communities, and many more. Our monthly public tour of the building is available in English as well!

Language NP Language no problem Public Tour (in English) Internationaal Theater Amsterdam Perspective programmes Public Tour (in English)
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02 Sep '23 to 06 Jul '24
Every first Saturday of the month, you can join the public tour (in English) of the building and get a peek behind all the doors that would otherwise remain closed.
Language NP Language no problem City Talks Amsterdam Internationaal Theater Amsterdam Perspective programmes City Talks Amsterdam
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25 Apr '24
City Talks is ITA's sip & talk show, in which we focus on our city’s talented creatives and change makers.
Language NP Language no problem City Talks Amsterdam: Breathing Space Internationaal Theater Amsterdam Perspective programmes City Talks Amsterdam: Breathing Space
Close City Talks Amsterdam: Breathing Space Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
28 Mar '24
City Talks is ITA's sip & talk show, in which we focus on our city’s talented creatives and change makers.
Language NP Language no problem City Talks Amsterdam: The Price we Pay Internationaal Theater Amsterdam Perspective programmes City Talks Amsterdam: The Price we Pay
Close City Talks Amsterdam: The Price we Pay Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
29 Feb '24
City Talks is ITA's sip & talk show, in which we focus on our city’s talented creatives and change makers.
Language NP Language no problem City Talks Amsterdam: Belonging in Mythology Internationaal Theater Amsterdam Perspective programmes City Talks Amsterdam: Belonging in Mythology
Close City Talks Amsterdam: Belonging in Mythology Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
City Talks is ITA's sip & talk show, in which we focus on our city’s talented creatives and change makers.

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