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Youth Theatre

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Cultivating young talents into confident individuals!

OTC's theatre program is carefully designed to build self-esteem and team-building skills, and help children/teens learn the fantastic craft of acting while providing them with tools to excel in many aspects of life.

All workshops are led by professional actors. 

October Intensive Sign ups are open! 

OTC Youth Theatre

Most Classes, Camps, and Workshops at:


Linnaeusstraat 2

1092 CK Amsterdam

In addition to our group classes OTC also provides private audition training, acting coaching, and school admissions coaching.



Fall Intensive
All Intensives run Monday through Friday and culminate in a performance.

Location: Theater de Cameleon 
Derde Kostverlorenkade 35
1054 TS Amsterdam

Fall Intensive (Ages 11 - 16)
October 23 - 27
10:00 - 15:00

Intensive  Description
This five day acting intensive allows young people to get creative and learn new skills. Guided by theatre professionals, each day will be focused on a new theatrical skill for the participants to learn. We will offer a variety of skills such as improv, movement, vocal technique, scene study, and so much more. Really devle into the skills to improve your acting techniques. 

Full Week - €290
Single Day - €70  



Meet OTC's Lead Teachers & Coordinators! 


Joanna is a professional actress who has worked in theatre, television and film in the UK and the Netherlands. When not on stage herself, she loves to share her knowledge and training with young people, working in schools and with individuals as a workshop leader and coach, teaching theatre skills, Shakespeare and storytelling. She’s constantly inspired by the young people she works with, encouraging them to find their own voice, and delights in watching their confidence grow! It has always been an ambition to start a Youth Theatre, in the hope of providing the kind of enhancing experience she had growing up: The opportunity to make new friends who have the same love of performing, growing together and creating theatre. She wants to support and nurture potential, whilst developing a whole host of valuable life skills along the way – confidence, organization, team work, public speaking and empathy. 

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Elyse has two great passions in life, one is her love of theatre and the other is teaching children.  She has been a teacher for the past 15 years in NYC and the Netherlands. During her time in NYC Elyse graduated from AMDA, a prestigious program concentrating solely in singing, acting, and dancing. In addition to her studies, Elyse has been involved in many productions as an actress, director, producer, and casting director. Currently, Elyse is  the Artistic Director of Orange Theatre Company, the English language theatre company of Amsterdam. 


From an early age Elyse has been surrounded by theatre, she found that the skills learned in theatre classes extended far beyond the stage. That theatre can be a way to express yourself, to grow your confidence, and create friendships that last a lifetime. 


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