Theatrical blend of big names and daring experiments
Holland Festival is an extraordinary, trend-setting and internationally oriented performing arts festival in Holland. Since 1947 Holland Festival has been the largest cutting-edge festival for all ages.
Holland Festival annually brings an exciting mix of all the performance arts to Amsterdam. More so than in previous years, the theatre programme features work from non-European countries and also introduces new artists to Holland. Besides the performing arts, such as classical and contemporary theatre, dance, theatre music and opera, visual arts such as photography and film, literature and architecture are also part of this amazing experience.
The festival is a platform for promising national and international artists who do not get the chance to perform such a way anywhere else. The first performance ever to take place was Pelléas et Mélisande by the Wagner Association in the Municipal Theatre in Amsterdam on June 15, 1948. The festival also introduced Maria Callas to Holland.
Aside from performing arts, the festival showcases music in conjuction with other art forms in several multidisciplinary performances. There will be many exciting performances, exhibitions, video installations and movie screenings at the Stedelijk Museum, Muziekgebouw aan´t IJ, EYE and Amsterdam's Oosterpark.
This year's festival will feature 45 productions and 109 performances, offering a broad and varied programme in all disciplines. Experience the whole spectrum of Holland's diverse and fascinating performing arts scene at Holland Festival!