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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 after rehearsal chill-outs.


Comedy of Errors production

On the 17th of December 2023 we will be holding auditions for our production of the Comedy of Errors. (In case you cannot make the 17th, you have the option to send in your auditon tape)

For the audition you will perform a monologue from the play (four options) and a short scene from the play. Click here to read the text.

After you are selected you will be given your part and the script. Rehearsals start on the 3rd of April. 

There are three mandatory run through nights before April. As you will need to know your lines before the start of the rehearsals in April, having run through nights with the cast makes this process a lot easier (and more fun!).

24th of January 2024

28th of February 2024

20th of March 2024

Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights from 19:30 till 22:00. There will be one full weekend rehearsal, and three sunday rehearsals. 

Performance dates: 5th, 6th and 7th of July 2024

Contribution: € 180,-  (€150,- for students)

Rehearsals are in Amsterdam-West

The Comedy of Errors is a hillarious Shakespeare play about two sets of twins. A play full confusion, mistaken identity and chaos. We are looking forward to tackling this gem with you!


We hope you will join us in our cozy and homely workspace for this great production

Below you will find the faces of our 2022/2023 season with a personal quote about their experiences with us.


"Park Avenue Theater is a warm group willing to work hard while having fun.
We all support each other" 


"With Jo I learn in one day what elsewhere would have cost me months"


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


"Park Avenue Theater is not just a platform to explore Shakespeare by diving deep into the rhythm of his language, but also is a group of loving, hardworking and welcoming people with whom rehearsal time flies by incredibly quickly"

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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. On December 17, 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 perform end of June/beginning of July 2024.


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.


The price for the training sessions is € 80,- monthly.

or € 200,- for the full three months. 

The price for the productionis € 180,- for three months (€150,- for students)

Open rehearsals Our next open rehearsal will be in September 2024. Join our newsletter to stay updated.

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Last Play

King Lear

A Matter of Perspective


Set in a dystopian world were we learn how much we see the world for our own point of view.

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The training sessions are open to join and guarantee you a spot in the upcoming show!

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Starting 20th of September 2023

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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