Chris Nietvelt

Chris Nietvelt (1962) was a member of the ITA-ensemble from 1988 to 1994, and returned in 2005.

In season 23|24 she will perform in the premiere of Primeval and Other Times (director Guy Cassiers) and The Laws (director Eline Arbo) and in the revivals of Lehman Trilogy, The Hours, Judas and Birds of a Kind.


Nietvelt played before at ITA in Age of Rage, Kings of War, Flight 49, Falling man, The cherry orchard, Roman Tragedies (Theo d'Or 2008), Freud, The hidden force, Small souls, May we be forgiven, The maids, The glass menagerie (nomination Theo d'Or), Mary Stuart (nomination Theo d'Or), Teorema, Phaedra, And We Will Never be Parted, Disgrace, The Russians!, La grande bouffe, Macbeth (as Lady Macbeth), The Seagull, Blood Wedding, Hamlet vs Hamlet, Liliom, Cries and whispers, Children of the sun, Opening Night (nomination Colombina), Ifigeneia in Aulis, Naar Damascus, Oresteia (nomination Colombina), Don Carlos, Perfect wedding, Cocktail, Bergtaal, Count your blessings, De mooie onbekende, Het mondeling verraad, Lady Windermere's fan, Penthesilea, Variété, Andromache, Anne Frank, de tentoonstelling, Bekende gezichten, gemengde gevoelens, Ballet, Lulu, Boeing boeing, Kras and Titus, geen Shakespeare.

In 2008, she was awarded the Theo d’Or for best actress for her role as Cleopatra in Roman Tragedies. In 2007, she was nominated best supporting actress for her role in Oresteia and in 2006 for her role in Opening Night. In 2015 she received a Theo d'Or nomination for her part in Mary Stuart and in 2016 a Theo d'Or nomination for her part in The glass menagerie.

In 1994, Nietvelt joined the theatre company ZT Hollandia, where she became one of the company’s defining actresses. She also acted in the highly acclaimed production of Houllebecq’s Atomised in collaboration with the Schauspielhaus in Zürich, directed by Johan Simons. In 2008, Nietvelt played the role of the courtisan Marquerite Gautier in Van Hove’s German language production Kameliendame.

| nomination Theo d'Or | Glazen speelgoed at Toneelgroep Amsterdam
| nomination Theo d'Or | Maria Stuart at Toneelgroep Amsterdam
| Theo d'Or | Romeinse tragedies at Toneelgroep Amsterdam
| nomination Colombina | Oresteia at Toneelgroep Amsterdam
| nomination Colombina | Opening Night at Toneelgroep Amsterdam / NTGent
| nomination Theo d'Or | Kameliendame at Toneelgroep Amsterdam / Schauspielhaus Hamburg
| nomination Theo d'Or | Rijkemanshuis at Zuidelijk Toneel
| nomination Theo d'Or | Lulu at Toneelgroep Amsterdam


Sweet Dreams | director: Ena Sendijarevic
De Twaalf | Eén


Leef | Polar Bear, VRT
Red light | BNNVARA
F*** You Very, Very Much | Play4

Flikken Maastricht | AVROTROS
Over water | Panenka

Fiskepark | deMensen
Grenslanders | Column Film, EyeWoks

FENIX | Shariff Korver

Spoed | VTM
Verschoten & Zonen | VTM


Sentimenti | NPS

Thuisfront | Ivo van Hove

Oude tongen | Gerardjan Rijnders

Werther Nieland | Wilbert Bank
Oog in oog | IKON

Postbus X | VRT


Language NP Language no problem Primeval and Other Times ITA–Ensemble Theater Primeval and Other Times
Close Primeval and Other Times ITA Ensemble / Hotel Modern / Guy Cassiers
06 Dec '23 to 18 Apr '24
Guy Cassiers, together with Hotel Modern and 11 actors from the ensemble, creates the world of Primeval and Other Times.
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 Lehman Trilogy ITA–Ensemble Theater Lehman Trilogy
Close Lehman Trilogy ITA Ensemble / Guy Cassiers
Slavery and industrialisation, war and new technological developments: no matter what is happening in America and even worldwide, the Lehmans always know how to make good money from it.
Language NP Language no problem The Hours
ITA–Ensemble Theater The Hours
Close The Hours ITA Ensemble / Eline Arbo
Eline Arbo brings De uren (The Hours), the novel by Michael Cunningham, to the stage.
Language NP Language no problem Judas ITA–Ensemble Theater Judas
Close Judas ITA Ensemble / Robert Icke
10 Jan '24 to 20 Jan '24
The name Judas is familiar to many of us. The traitor. The scorned man. A man condemned century after century for his cunning cowardice and who to this day deserves no pardon - or - is that perhaps half a story?
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?