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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. 

2024 weekly class 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.




Location: KIT LIVE 
Linnaeusstraat 2A
1092 CK Amsterdam

(6 Week Course)
May 16, 23, 30 June 6, 13, 20
Time: 18:00 - 21:00

Pricing: €290

Course Description


Join OTC's first audition prep course for students 11 - 18 years old. This course is for students who are looking for personalized feedback and want to experience a intensive that will help prepare you for your next audition. All audition prep courses are rooted in techniques needed to take your performance to the next level. Each student will be asked to bring in either a 16 bar cut of a song or a 1 minute monologue to work on throughout the course. Due to the nature of the course we will have to limit participants to 12 total. We will break the class into Group 1 and 2 this means some weeks you'll be workshopping and some weeks you'll be observing. However, even though students won't be workshoping their audition every class it is very useful and important for them to attend all classes. As an actor you learn from watching others just as much as workshoping your own material. It's a great way to learn how to impiment new techniques and see them working in real time. 


Course Schedule

Week 1: intro (games, intro to techniques and prep work)

Week 2: First round of Feedback workshoping (Group 1) 

Week 3: First round of Feedback workshoping (Group 2) 

Week 4: Second round of Feedback workshoping (Group 1) 

Week 5: Second round of Feedback workshoping (Group 2) 

Week 6: Audition/performance day 

Summer Camp & Intensive

All Camps and Intensives run Monday through Friday and culminate in a performance. 
Location: Theater de Cameleon
Derde Kostverlorenkade 35
1054 TS Amsterdam


Summer Camp (Ages 5 - 10)
Early bird special ends May 22
July 22 - 26
9:00 - 14:00

Camp Description
OTC’s Youth Theatre Summer Camp provides your child with the chance to shine and become the performer of their dreams. Throughout the camp we will learn, rehearse, create props, costumes and finally perform a short musical that will showcase the talented individuals in our program. Theatre is a great way to increase your child’s creativity, team work skills, body awareness and give them the confidence to express themselves. 

Summer Intensive (Ages 11 - 16)
Early bird special ends May 22 
July 22 - 26
13:00 - 18:00

Intensive  Description
This five day acting intensive allows young people to get creative and learn new skills. Guided by theatre professionals, participants will not only create scenes, enhance their vocal ability and develop their own talent, but experience the unique energy of an acting ensemble. Combining elements of classical, contemporary and musical theatre, the work you develop during the week will culminate in a final performance open to friends and family.


Early Bird Special - €275
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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