The best facilities - to make your dreams come true!

Our building is specially designed for theatre and dance education. Each year, students realize no fewer than 400 dance and theatre productions. All facilities are available to make your artistic dreams come true: professional studios, a large black box theatre, a dance theatre and various try-out studios.

The employees of the costume and decor studio, the IDlab, the library / media library, the theatre technology department (including two sound studios) and the Care and Advisory team, including Health & Performance help you to realize your productions.

Theatre Technology Department

Scenery workshop

Wardrobe / Costume workshop


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.

Visit the Libaray Theatre and Dance at Jodenbreestraat 3, photography: Sjoerd Derine

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 :

Marina Moolhuijzen
Sylvia Alting van Geusau
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
Seach in the online catalogue

IDlab is a laboratory and meeting place where students of different study programmes can discover how to work with new technology in the podium arts. IDlab offers a programme with interdisciplinary education projects, workshops and encounters in the form of a studium generale. IDlab also has established links with the FilmAacademy’s VRacademy and other academies.

The IDlab studio is located on the fifth floor. It boasts special facilities for interdisciplinary projects and allows experimentation with different applications, including 360 degree projection and augmented and virtual reality.
The IDlab atelier accommodates the technical staff and serves as meeting place for artists and students. The space is used for lessons, meetings, trial installations and assembly of equipment. Vist the website IDlab

Erik Lint ( is project leader at IDlab. In consultation with the study programmes, he develops research and education projects. He is currently negotiating a multi-year agreement with the film academy regarding the VRacademy.

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 studios and try-out studios.

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 Scenery Workshop (Decoratelier) gives supports to theatre and dance productions in the form of scenery and props.

The decor studiolways works together with students for the students. The employees of the workshop provide assistance, have know-how, supervise and monitor the production process.


The Wardrobe / Costume Studio has a very large collection of theatre and dance costumes.

All students of the ATD can use this for their 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, offers scenography students the opportunity to create their costumes and provides the costuming for end-of-year performances.


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.

Timon Hagen is the student counsellor for the Bachelor students. The student counsellor is also available for candidate students. Contact through:

Juul Beeren is the student counsellor for the Master students. Contact through:

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:

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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The Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK) believes that a safe and pleasant study and work environment is of great importance. Safety, respect and mutual sympathy are conditions for a successful study and work experience. Unwanted conduct and transgressive behaviour are therefore unacceptable.

The confidential adviser is the point of contact for anyone who experiences undesirable behaviour. Confidential advisers are independent, impartial people. Due to the duty of confidentiality that the confidential adviser has, you can tell your story openly and confidentially. The confidential adviser will assist you, listen to you and give room for your emotions.

If you wish, the confidential adviser will think along with you, advise you, inform and assist you with identifying possible solutions, including advantages and disadvantages, and help you make a choice.  The confidential adviser will support whatever choice you make, as well as guiding and supporting you when de-escalating and putting an end to the undesirable behaviour. The confidential adviser will never take steps without discussing them with you and asking for your explicit permission.

You are free to choose a confidential adviser. If you prefer speaking to someone outside of the AHK, you can contact the confidential adviser from the health and safety service HumanCapitalCare.

Read more about what confidential advisers do and who they are on Confidential advisers at the AHK 

If you require certain facilities or changes in order to complete your study and/or sit interim examinations/final examinations as a result of an impairment (such as dyslexia), you can contact the student counsellor. 

Student counsellor
Student counsellor Timon Hagen can offer help with practical or personal matters that could influence the course of your study. All discussions are confidential. Together you will look at which facilities or adjustments you need in order to be able to complete your study, where necessary in consultation with the management of the academy or other people within the AHK. The student counsellor can also refer students to bodies outside the AHK.
Are you considering a study at the Academy of Theatre and Dance and would you like to have a conversation about extra facilities or adjustments? Please send an email to
Training sessions and courses
Each year, the AHK offers a number of training sessions and courses that cater to issues that could hinder your study progress, such as a study-related stress/fear of failure training course and a planning and time management training session. Please see here for more information.


In these difficult times it is important to help each other. That is why the Academy of Theater and Dance offers a maximum of four sessions of coaching to all students who wish to take up the offer. There are no costs involved.

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In the ongoing discussions about the relationship between the school and the surrounding world and the professional field, diversity and inclusion is a recurring and important topic.

> Read more about Platform Diversity & Inclusion

The ATD has several facilities to support your studies, photography: Bart Grietens