Open Group

Theater is a place to feel at home, feel free, and to explore qualities you might not even know you had, or develop further what you know you’ve got! If you want to have one night a week where you can dive into a different world and let all of you out... You’ve found the right place. We also have our own bar where we enjoy lots of after rehearsal chill-outs.


The decision which Shakespeare play we are going to perform lies with the group. At the first rehearsal, our director discusses the options and everyone makes his or her top 3. This year we added the ‘meta-element’ to the play. Coming season Jo will again write a modern part of the play around original Shakespeare text.

We hope you will join us in our cozy and homely workspace for rehearsals that are both fun and challenging so that together we can proudly develop ourselves as actors.

Below you will find the faces of our 2020/2021 season with a personal quote about their experiences with us.

New Season

On the 22nd of September 2021, we will be starting our new season! There are still some spots open for new members to join. For this project, we will be accepting players from entry and intermediate levels. All we ask is an open mind to learn from each other. Every actor always has their own process, no matter how ‘high’ the level. In order to maintain that development, our group consists of no more than ten actors.

Rehearsals are every Wednesday night from 20:00 to 22:30. There are three-weekend rehearsals and one full weekend rehearsal near the live performance dates.  This season is from the 22nd of September 2021 till the performance weekend (13/14/15th of May 2022)

Open rehearsal

An open rehearsal where new members can meet the group and our director is on Wednesday the 15th of September at 20:00. It will take place at our own rehearsal space at ‘de Roos van Dekamaweg 4’ in Amsterdam.

*All necessary precautions are in place to make sure we can safely rehearse. 

Current Play

Who's afraid of Macbeth is a light comedic drama about a group of actors facing the challenge of putting on a theater show when everything goes haywire. 

Are they tempting fate?

Want to Join?

The seasonal show is open to join!

Just send us an introduction email Please include: your name, age & experience and why you want to Park Avenue Theater.


Sign up closes the 20th of September 2021.

Meet The Group


"Jo is a very attentive, supportive, and inspiring director, fully committed to her craft. She lives and breathes Shakespeare. She cares about the group a lot, but she also asks for a level of professionalism, seamlessly adjusting her approach to make everyone equally excited and challenged at the same time."


"Park Avenue Theater has a very open atmosphere. We always start and end the rehearsals together, giving them an incredible and welcoming feeling.

Jo always knows exactly how to help you improve, both as an actor and as a person."


"Park Avenue Theater is a warm small group willing to work hard while having fun. With all are own strengths we support each other throughout the proces of developing the play with Jo. 

With Jo I learn in one day what elsewhere would have cost me months. Jo brings a good balance of discipline and making you feel at ease. She has a good sense of priority within the play and character development and makes the best come out of every individual player."


"I love it! 

In the rehearsals there is so much focus in the group and it's a safe place to learn.


Jo is very precise and involved director. She is always looking for new ways to improve the actors individually and the group as a whole. It's worth the long travel!


"The lessons at Park Avenue theater challenge me to keep on learning new things with a sweet and motivated group."