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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.



2024 Winter/Spring Semester
Weekly classes run on Saturdays from 10:00 - 14:00.

18 week course 

February 3, 10 

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 

April 6, 13

May 4, 11, 18, 25

June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29



Ages 5 - 10 
10:00 - 11:30 

Ages 11 - 18
12:00 - 14:00


This 18 week acting course, with sessions for ages 5-10 and 11-18 guides you through the basic acting, singing, and dancing techniques needed to be a performer. Each lesson is created so that your child benefits from our lessons on and off the stage. We see theatre as more then just what happens on the stage but as preparation for life. At the end of term each class will have an end of year performance. In addition, by taking the weekly classes you become eligible to audition for our big end of year Musical which will be performed July 6. If you'd like to be in the performance auditions will be held on February 3 and there is a performance fee as well. 


Participants will:

  • Experience being part of an inclusive community

  • Learn acting techniques that help develop characters

  • Experience a wide range of improv escercises that help you think on your feet

  • Develop self-confidence and public speaking skills

  • Make new, like-minded friends

  • So much more

Full Term - €460
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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