A programme by Performing Arts Fund NL to promote Dutch music, theatre and dance abroad.

on the international stage

Through strategic partnerships with leading events around the world, Dutch Performing Arts presents Dutch music, theatre and dance abroad.

We present a wealth of Dutch performances all over the world, through Dutch focus programmes and multi-annual collaborations to showcase work by Netherlands-based artists.


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8 Jun. → 13 Jun. '21Graz, Austria

Contemporary Dutch and Flemish theatre texts at DramatikerInnenfestival 2021

For the second time DramatikerInnenfestival in Graz, Austria puts the spotlight on contemporary Dutch and Flemish theatre texts. The festival takes place from 8-13 June 2021.
5 May. → 5 May. '21Grenoble, France & online

French translation of Dutch-language theatre text presented at Festival Regards Croisés

On 5 May 2021 the French translation of the theatre text ‘Embrouilleurs!’ (‘Woestzoeker!’), originally written in Dutch by Jan Sobrie, will be presented at Festival Regards Croisés in Grenoble, France. The presentation is part of a joint effort of Dutch Performing Arts, Flanders Literature, Flanders Arts Institute, and Maison Antoine Vitez to promote Dutch-language theatre texts in French-speaking regions.
20 Apr. → 31 Dec. '21online

29 Dutch theatre & dance companies spotlighted on DutchFocus-China.com

The new online platform DutchFocus-China.com spotlights 29 theatre and dance companies from the Netherlands. The platform was developed with the support of Dutch Performing Arts, in response to the lack of international touring opportunities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
4 Jan. → 31 Jan. '21online

Dutch keynote on art and young brains at IPAY Showcase in Place

From 4-31 January 2021, IPAY Showcase in Place 3: Superbloom brings shows for young people from all over the world to your screen. After live performances by Netherlands-based theatre and dance companies at IPAY Showcase in 2019 and 2020, the orange streak continues with a virtual keynote by science journalist Mark Mieras on 13 January 2021.
31 Oct. → 8 Nov. '20online

Dutch theatre and dance at Segni D'infanzia 2020

In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, cultural children's festival Segni D'infanzia presents performances by Dutch theatre and dance companies Simone de Jong and De Dansers. The festival takes place online from 31 October until 8 November 2020.
26 Oct. → 1 Nov. '20online

13 Dutch performances for young audiences at NOW Festival 2020

In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, Shanghai-based theatre Art Space for Kids (The A.S.K.) presented 13 shows by Dutch companies at the NOW Festival. From 26 October until 1 November 2020, the online festival presented a selection of work targetted at young audiences.
9 Mar. → 11 Mar. '20Belfast, Northern Ireland

Dutch theatre for young audiences at Belfast Children's Festival

As part of a close collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, international arts festival Belfast Children's Festival presents shows by three Netherlands-based companies: theatre company Simone de Jong, dance company Arch8/Erik Kaiel, and theatre company Theatergroep Kwatta. The Dutch focus takes place from 9-11 March 2020 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2 Mar. → 10 Mar. '20Cairo - Minya - Alexandria, Egypt

Dutch theatre for young audiences at Hakawy Festival

With the support of Dutch Performing Arts and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Egypt, Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children presents a Dutch focus with 15 performances from the Netherlands. The Dutch focus takes place from 2-10 March 2020 in various cities in Egypt.
23 Jan. → 23 Jan. '20Philadelphia, the United States

Dutch performing arts for young audiences at IPAY 2020

Dutch Performing Arts proudly powers two Dutch companies who are part of Off-IPAY 2020, in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York and DutchCulture. IPAY Showcase takes place from 21-25 January 2020 in Philadelphia, the United States.
2 Nov. → 3 Nov. '19Washington, the United States

BonteHond at the Kennedy Center

Youth theatre company BonteHond gives four performances of their show 'Get 'M' at the Kennedy Center in Washington.
13 Oct. → 13 Oct. '19Nagoya, Japan

Theater Artemis at Aichi Triennale

Youth theatre company Theater Artemis will give two performances of their production 'The Story of the Story' (Het verhaal van het verhaal) at Aichi Triennale, one of the largest international contemporary art festivals in Japan. The company will perform on 13 Ocotber 2019 in Nagoya.
20 Sep. → 29 Sep. '19Moscow, Russia

Dutch theatre for young audiences at Gavroche 2019

Dutch theatre for young audiences returns once more at international festival Gavroche with the support of Dutch Performing Arts. After having programmed a number of Dutch productions in 2013, the festival will present another 11 Dutch youth theatre productions during its 13th edition.
18 Sep. → 28 Sep. '19Essen, Germany

Theater Artemis at Ruhrtriennale

Youth theatre company Theater Artemis will give 12 performances of their new production '(…..) - This piece doesn’t give a shit that its title is vague' at arts festival Ruhrtriennale. The company will perform from 18-28 September 2019 in Essen, Germany.
22 Jul. → 4 Aug. '19Venice, Italy

Dutch focus at the Venice Biennale 2019

Dutch Performing Arts proudly powers three Netherlands-based theatre companies and artists who are part of the International Theatre Festival at the Venice Biennale 2019. Theater Artemis, Club Gewalt and Julian Hetzel are part of a Dutch focus programme, with multiple performances in July and August 2019.
4 May. → 12 May. '19New York, United States

Oorkaan at BAM

Dutch music theatre company Oorkaan will perform their award-winning toddler production Glimpse at BAM, the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York.
15 Jan. → 19 Jan. '19Philadelphia, United States

Dutch performing arts for young audiences at IPAY 2019

Dutch Performing Arts proudly powers eight Dutch youth theatre and dance companies who are present at the IPAY Showcase 2019, in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York, Assitej Netherlands and DutchCulture. The showcase takes place from 15-19 January 2019 in Philadelphia, the United States.
19 Sep. → 25 Nov. '18Rome, Italy

Romaeuropa 2018

Italian arts festival Romaeuropa presents several performances of Dutch dance and children's music theatre.
29 May. → 2 Jun. '18Paris, France

Dutch Performing Arts | en France: Le Mouffetard

Theatre Le Mouffetard, in collaboration with the Dutch embassy in France and Dutch Performing Arts, organises activities dedicated to Dutch object and puppet theatre.
7 Mar. → 7 Mar. '18Gallus Theater, Frankfurt a. M.

Dutch Night Starke Stücke

Children’s and young people’s theatre from the Netherlands is not only represented at festival Starke Stücke with two productions. Dutch directors and playwrights have long been important sources of inspiration for the Frankfurt theatre scene.
20 Nov. → 3 Dec. '17Istanbul

Atta festival

This years' Atta Festival will have a focus on Dutch performances and activities. The 2nd edition of this international arts festival for children and young people will take place in Istanbul between 20 November and 3 December 2017.
11 Nov. → 12 Nov. '17MACRO Testaccio and La Pelanda, Piazza Orazio, Giustiniani 4, Rome, Italy

Romaeuropa: iPet

Italian arts festival Romaeuropa presents Dutch theatre, children's theatre and dance.
20 Sep. → 2 Dec. '17Rome, Italy

Romaeuropa 2017

Italian arts festival Romaeuropa presents Dutch theatre, children's theatre and dance.
16 Sep. → 24 Sep. '17Charleville-Mézières, France

Dutch Performing Arts | en France: Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes

The Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes is the world’s largest gathering of puppeteers and object theatre makers that takes place every other year in Charleville-Mézières, France. Dutch Performing Arts supports five Dutch theatre companies who will perform at the festival.
2 May. → 24 May. '17Paris, France

Dutch Performing Arts | en France: Dutch focus at Chantiers d'Europe festival

The Chantiers d'Europe festival at the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris has a Dutch focus this year.
18 Jan. → 21 Jan. '17Madison (Wisconsin), USA

IPAY 2017

Theater Terra's show King Arthur is one of the Twilight Spotlights of the IPAY Showcase 2017.
1 Dec. → 1 Dec. '16Paris, France

Dutch Performing Arts | en France: Marionnette et objet aux Pays-Bas

Theatre Le Mouffetard, in collaboration with The Dutch embassy in France and Dutch Performing Arts, organises a day dedicated to Dutch object and puppet theatre.
27 Jan. → 30 Jan. '16Montréal, Canada

IPAY 2016

The annual Showcase of IPAY is the premiere event in North America, dedicated to promoting the best in international performing arts for young audiences.

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