International Theater School Festival – ITS

Each year, just before summer students recess, a special festival presents in Amsterdam a wide range of theater performances by the students of the Dutch theater schools. The International Theatre School Festival – ITS presents also work mime, dance and opera performance by young artists. Usually theater schools from one or more European countries participate in the event. Special workshops accompany ITS festival and special awards are given.

The shows take place in different theatres all over Amsterdam. The festival begins by a festive show with a big party afterwards. Night parties where spectators mix with the performers are the great attraction of the ITS.

A full program of the festival is usually known at the beginning of June. A special free program booklet is published. Be careful to select your shows earlier since each production gives only one or two performances.

Many productions are in English and the language of the show is usually indicated in the festival booklet.


Second half of June. In 2008: June 18 until June 28.


Compagnietheater, Frascati, De Brakke Grond, De Engelenbak, Comedy Theater, CEA, De Kleine Komedie, Theaterschool, Bellevue, Rozentheater, Bellevue Theater, NDSM-Werf and more.


Tickets are available in the presales via Uit Buro or via the central ticket office of the ITS festival. Reservations are possible. You may also buy the tickets one hour before the show at the theater where the performance takes place. Only the students activity center CREA, does not have a ticket office - tickets for the shows there should be bought at the central ITS ticket office. Batch tickets giving entry for 5 and 10 productions are also sold (reservations necessary).


ITS, Oudezijds Achterburgwal 188, 1012 DX Amsterdam
Phone. +31 20 530 55 60;
During the festival, there is usually a permanent ITS information desk at the Brakke Grond (Nes 45).