Facilities in the heart of Amsterdam

The Academy of Theater and Dance (ATD) is located in the heart of Amsterdam's dynamic center. The bachelor programs of the Academy for Theater and Dance are all housed in the building at Jodenbreestraat 3 in Amsterdam. The Academy's research and master's education, bundled in the DAS Graduate School, is located in Grootlab, Overhoeksplein 2 in Amsterdam-Noord.

The building at Jodenbreestraat 3 is also inhabited by the Service Bureau and the Executive Board of the Amsterdam University of the Arts.

The collection of our Library includes 15,500 play scripts, 15,000 books, 1,700 sheet music titles, 65 magazine subscriptions and 7,500 dvd's and videos.

Jodenbreestraat 3, Amsterdam (visiting address)
Postbus 15323
1001 MH Amsterdam (postal address)

Telephone: 020-527 7630
E-mai : atd-bibliotheek@ahk.nl

Marina Moolhuijzen
Lene Gravesen
Lexis de Kiviet

Opening Hours
Monday: 12.00 - 18.00 hrs
Tuesday: 10.00 - 18.00 hrs
Wednesday: 10.00 - 18.00 hrs
Thursday: 10.00 - 18.00 hrs
Friday: 10.00 - 17.00 hrs

Meer information on the Library website of the AHK
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The Academy of Theatre and Dance has a student counsellor who assists students by word and deed.

He can be consulted on questions such as duration of study, merit grants and the many complications which go hand in hand with study financing. But of course problems can also be discussed confidentially with the student counsellor, who has an independent position within the Academy of Theatre and Dance.

The student counsellor is also available for candidate students. Contact through: timon.hagen@ahk.nl

Internationalisation is woven into the fabric of the Academy of Theatre and Dance. All of our study programmes boast a wealth of international connections and contacts, and our student body and teaching staff are just as international.

What’s more, our students often do their internship abroad and/or take part in international initiatives.

The ATD has just launched the ATD International Desk to give students and teachers information and guidance/coaching about international exchange programmes, internships and opportunities for grants.
The internationalisation coordinators at the ATD are María Inés Villasmil for the dance courses and Tom Willems for the theatre courses. As well as providing students and teachers with information and guidance/coaching, they will shortly begin to work on realising the international ambitions of the Academy of Theatre and Dance.

See also: International Desk
Download the general information ATD International Desk (PDF)
If you’d like to know more, please contact: atd-internationaldesk@ahk.nl

Concern for health and welfare is a crucial investment when it comes to improving the quality and extent of a professional podium career.

Students at the Academy of Theatre and Dance endure a high degree of physical and mental stress. It is essential therefore, that a student learns to adopt a responsible way of working. Moreover, the study programme and the future employer are co-responsible for a healthy environment, conducive to study and work.

Since the start of the 1990s, the Dance department of the Academy of Theatre and Dance has steadily developed a unique Health & Performance Programme.
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As a student you can get in touch with the confidential advisers at the AHK.

You can choose which confidential adviser you would like to approach. If you would rather discuss the situation with someone who isn’t affiliated with the AHK, you can get in touch with the confidential adviser employed by HumanCapitalCare, the AHK’s occupational health and safety organisation.
See also Confidential advisers at the AHK 

At our IDlab (Interdisciplinary Digital Lab) you’ll be introduced to the latest digital equipment, so you can work with tools such as 360-degree video and virtual and augmented reality.

You’ll have plenty of freedom to experiment with new techniques and explore the possibilities they hold for you. The IDlab also houses the audiovisual department (formerly called: Beeldmedia)  of the Academy of Theatre and Dance. Its facilities consist of

  • a recording studio with control room,
  • 4 video editing sets,
  • a studio for videos copying movie files from performances and discs.

The department is manned by two staff members, Paul van der Ploeg (head of department) and Ward ten Voorde.

Their main activity consists of organizing various video workshops and courses in collaboration with the different study programmes. They advise teachers and students about production of video content and how to use video equipment during performances. The department also offers students the use of video recording and editing equipment. In addition, various study programmes commission the department to make performance registrations.

The Wardrobe Studio of the Academy for Theatre and Dance has a very large collection of theatre and dance costumes.

All students of the ATD can use this for their school-related performances, presentations and projects. Students of the ATD can borrow costumes and get advice on the costuming of their performances. The Wardrobe Studio provides workshops and courses for various study programmes and offers scenography students the opportunity to create their costumes.

For final productions, the Wardrobe Studio provides, in consultation with the choreographer or director, the costuming - from design to final product.

The study programmes of the Academy for Theatre and Dance annually realise at least 400 different dance and theatre productions.

To make this possible, the academy has a fully equipped Danstheater, a Theaterzaal (type black box), a sound studio and twelve try-out studios, where the students can independently develop and present presentations.

The technology and facilities of these studios  and the maintenance of the professional technical equipment is provided by an enthusiastic team of ten employees.

These professionals of the Theatre Technology Department give lessons in lighting, sound, etc. They also give advice, make designs for light and sound and support students creating their performances.

The Academy of Theatre and Dance Scenery Workshop (Decoratelier) gives supports to theatre and dance productions in the form of scenery and props. Some can be picked up from storage; others can be made in the workshop.

Materials already in storage are lent out free of charge. However, there is always a charge for sets and props made in the workshop.

The decor studio is not a decor construction company, but always works together with students for the students. The employees of the workshop provide assistance, have know-how, supervise and monitor the production process.