The Theater Amsterdam has been built exclusively for the stageplay 'Anne', which had its world premiere on May 8, 2014.
The play shows the life of Anne Frank before and during her hiding period in the house at Prinsengracht (now the Anne Frank House).
Performances are on several days of the week, and tickets can be bought up to a few months ahead from now. Until now, the play performances get extended with a few months all the time.
After 'Anne', the theater will be used for other events, but the stageplay is scheduled to run for a long time, probably years.
The stageplay is in Dutch.
There is an advanced translation system in place, so that foreign visitores are also served. Spectators who like to make use of the translation service, get a tablet (with ear plugs). On the tablet you can choose for audio or text translation, in several languages. Starting from July 1, 2014, these languages will be English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese and Russian. More languages (like Mandarin Chinese) may follow.
Specators who make use of the translation system can rent a tablet and buy a headphone (or you may bring your own). The tablet will give 3 options:
Translation will be sentence by sentence. Since each performance is (slightly) different, there will be an operator present to make adaptations to the translation system.
The tablet can also be used by Dutch spectators who are hearing impaired.
Boat to Theater Amsterdam (Anne Frank play)
Theater Amsterdam (Anne Frank play)
View from Theater Amsterdam to the IJ river