The theater opened its doors with the premiere of the play ANNE, which shares the unedited story of Anne Frank.
Joining other established venues such as DeLaMar, Stadsschouwburg and Carre, a new and unique theater has moved to Amsterdam.
Located in the Westelijke Houthavens along the banks of the river IJ in Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Theater was officially opened on 8 May 2014. The theater, which was completed in just nine months, was specially built. Annethe play he is currently working on.
Theater Amsterdam – Image courtesy of Theater Amsterdam
The 4,200-square-meter (over 45,000-square-foot) theater hall, incorporating state-of-the-art technology, accommodates large productions. The game Annefor example, it combines larger-than-life photographs, video and audio recordings. The Hidden Annex, one of the sets, even rotates 360 degrees, allowing viewers to see the house from all angles.
“As far as we know, this is the largest set ever built for a play,” says Kees Abrahams, producer. Anne and founder of Imagine Nation.
The atrium of the theater attracts attention. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide panoramic views of the harbor, while soft, twinkling lights illuminate the interior.
The cash register is on the left as you enter. Guests can then check in their coats and other belongings in the cloakroom (wardrobein Dutch), opposite the main entrance and take headphones for the translation system if needed.
Before the show, guests can enjoy lunch or dinner at the Boven de Planken restaurant. For those looking for something lighter, the bar near entrance A offers a variety of drinks such as coffee, tea, beer and organic wine, as well as delicious finger foods.
Alternatively, guests can choose a snack from a special vending machine located near entrance B. It’s unusual because it looks like Amsterdam canal houses. Snack boxes and drinks can be pre-ordered for the break.
Relax on the stylish sofas in the lobby or sit at one of the tables. Weather permitting, sit outside on the steps. There are small tall blocks that serve as chairs, and small tables are suitable for placing a drink or two.
The facility is accessible by car, bus, boat and bicycle. A parking lot with 300 parking spaces is located next to the theater. The price of parking vouchers €12.50 and can be arranged when you book your tickets.
Visitors can also walk or take bus number 22 or 48 from Amsterdam Central Station, which will take approximately 40 minutes. It is a 20-minute walk from the Oostzaanstraat stop to the theatre.
And the boat provides a unique mode of travel. The boat ride takes about 30 minutes and costs a fee €8.50 for a return ticket. For evening shows, the boat departs from Pier 14, while matinee performances are held at the Coffee House opposite Central Station.
For more information, visit the Theater Amsterdam website.