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Open Group

Theater is a place to feel at home, feel free, and to explore qualities you might not even know you had. 

Or to 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.


When decide which play to do together. Jo, our director, lays our the possibilities and we go from there. Input by the group is always valued.





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 2022/2023 season with a personal quote about their experiences with us.

"You make me most happy by giving me a hunderd ideas! The weirder, the better, all is good. It then gets molded iinto our show. We make something togerther",.

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New Season

On the 20th of September 2023, we will be starting our new season! This year will be different from our previous year. We will have a four month training period. From September till December. In December we will hold auditions for anyone that wants to join the performance and has not been at the training sessions. Then a casting will be made. 

In April we will start the three month rehearsal period and we will perfrom end of June/beginning of July 2024.

More information will follow soon.


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 and training session are on Wednesday nights from 19:30 till 22:00. 

Open rehearsals

This year we will have two open rehearsals where you can meet the group and our director. This will be on Wednesday the 20th and 27st of September 2022 at 20:00. It will take place at our own rehearsal space at ‘de Roos van Dekamaweg 4’ in Amsterdam.

Last Play

Twelfth Night, A Courtcase!


A comedy about identity, confusion and love. With the audience as our jury to maintain Justice! 

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 26th of September 2022.

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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."



Jo is motivated by the mission to help actors find fulfilment and belonging in their acting.

Under her guidance,

I discovered techniques to make my acting more genuine, to play with deeper emotions, and to focus on breathing and concentration.


Jo is such an inspirational professional and a generous human being.



"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 first rehearsal immediately felt very pleasant. Despite the fact that I had no idea of ​​Shakespeare, Jo managed to clarify Shakespeare's pieces through a visual exercise. 

The group feels very accessible and everyone has his or her experience in playing / playing in English to learn from. The group is also not too big, so everyone gets the right attention.




Performing at Park Avenue Theatre has been really fun since I started.


From the very first day, I felt welcome and there is a positive and fun atmosphere in every class. I love the way that the theatre group is very directed towards learning a speciality (Shakespeare theatre) and that everyone is very motivated and enthused to get the most out of each session.


The group is eclectic, thoughtful, patient, and fun! I highly recommend it!

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