Theatre Café Festival



International symposium on European theatrical texts for children and young people. For writers, translators, directors, dramaturges and other professionals from the field of young people’s theatre and beyond.

Following on from Theatre Cafés in York, Oslo and Berlin, the closing event of the Theatre Café Festival will be held in Amsterdam from 28 to 30 May 2015. For three days, de Toneelmakerij, Theater Bellevue en De Krakeling will be entirely devoted to the best theatre productions for and about young people.

The Theatre Café Festival is dedicated to spreading high quality repertoire for children and young people throughout Europe. It achieves this by selecting the best dramatic texts, translating them and sharing them with an international audience of theatre makers and young people in an informal and exciting way.

English will be the main language throughout.



  • direction Liesbeth Coltof, Daniël van Klaveren, Paul Knieriem
  • dramaturgy Paulien Geerlings
  • stage design Marjolein Brouwer
  • actors Roel Adam, Soumaya Ahouaoui, André Dongelmans, Peter van Heeringen, Keja Klaasje Kwestro, Dionisio Matias, Tomer Pawlicki, Meral Polat, Lowie van Oers, Dylan Smith, Fleur Voorn, Chiem Vreeken, Chiara Wilde