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Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

26 Leidseplein
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Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam Amsterdam  The Netherlands
Live Drama at the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam  The Netherlands
Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam Amsterdam  The Netherlands
Live Drama at the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam  The Netherlands

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Sun - Sat 10am - 12am

Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

This imposing 1894 neo-Renaissance-style red-brick building on the famed Leidseplein is home to Toneelgroep Amsterdam, the largest theater company in the Netherlands. Both classic plays and modern dramas are staged in its two major halls. The Grote Zaal (or Big Room) is the historic, 900-seat, horseshoe-shaped auditorium, which features ornate chandeliers, a magnificent painted ceiling, and tiered red-velvet seating. The Rabozaal is a state-of-the-art addition constructed in 2009; with around 500 seats, it often hosts international theater companies. While most productions at Stadsschouwburg are performed in Dutch, both venues feature English subtitles for Thursday-night shows. During intermission, be sure to check out the hallways, with paintings and busts of actors who have performed here since the theater’s founding.

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Live Drama at the Stadsschouwburg

For an upscale cultural evening, consider attending a performance at the Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam's city theater. The neo-Renaissance-style building dates back to 1894 and is the former home of the National Ballet and Opera.

The Stadsschouwburg presides over the west side of Leidseplein. With 1,200 seats, its horseshoe-shaped auditorium exudes 19th century luxury. Inside, grand stairs, red velvet curtains and shimmering chandeliers contribute to a regal ambiance. The Stadsschouwburg is home to Toneelgroep Amsterdam, one of Holland's largest theater companies, renowned for performing both classic masterpieces and modern dramas. Outside the theater's stunning entrance, street musicians often perform, capitalizing on the great acoustics of the arcade in front of the building. Buy tickets at the box office in Leidseplein or at the UitBuro.