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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

OTC Youth Theatre

All Classes, Camps, and Workshops at:


Theatre de Cameleon
Derde Kostverlorenkade 35
1054 TS Amsterdam

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



Weekly Acting Classes

We no longer have any space available.

Please feel free to sign up for the waiting list and we wil let you know if space becomes available.

From January 2023 to June 2023, OTC Youth Theatre will run weekly acting classes every Saturday.
*By being a part of the weekly classes you have the unique opportunity to audition 
for our Youth Theatre Summer Musical production being performed in July.

Stay tuned for more information about the Musical!

Ages 5 - 10
10:00 - 11:30

Ages 11 - 18 
12:00 - 14:00

Spring Term: January to June 2023  (17 Classes)

(January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18 March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 22, 29,  May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10)


Course Description

This weekly acting course, with sessions for ages 5 -10, 11 -14, and 15 - 18, will focus on acting technique, vocal technique, and basic movement. The weekly classes will culminate in an end of term showcase where students will be able to perform on stage for friends and family. 


Participants will:

  • Develop their self-confidence, problem-solving, and public speaking skills through acting exercises/rehearsals.

  • Learn character development skills, as well as acting, singing, and dancing techniques. Then put them into practice during rehearsals for the showcase.

  • Make new, like-minded friends.


Full Term: €425 

Single Class: €30 

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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