About degasten

Compilation video DEGASTEN productions 2012 – 2016.

DEGASTEN is an Amsterdam based youth theatre group. DEGASTEN creates raw interdisciplinary montage theatre with youngsters (12-25 years). Every season 70 youngsters are being accepted during the audition day in September. These youngsters are divided into 4 different groups that have weekly theatre trainings: two training groups, one production group and one performance group. With each group, DEGASTEN develops customized performances, productions and presentations.

Diversity is something that runs into the company’s veins. It plays a big role in the mission statement, in the style of work and in the composition of the staff, the youngsters and the audience. The stories and the disciplines of the performances are diverse, because DEGASTEN thinks that everyone has the right to take cognizance of culture and art; as a participant or as an audience.

DEGASTEN guides talented youngsters to find their way into art schools, follow-up courses and the (semi) professional field of work. On a yearly base, approx. 27% of the students move on to other fields of theatre and arts.


Breken 3

After our adventure at Over het IJ Festival in the swimming pool, BREKEN will be reshaped into a longer performance for stage. BREKEN 3 will premiere at 28the of February at Podium Mozaïek and will continu to play there until the 1st of march.

→ Get you tickets here!

My Name Before Naomi

After rave reviews My Name Before Naomi will have a revival from 13th until the 16th of March at Frascati Theater.

→ Get your tickets here! 

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Play Dates

For play dates-> please check the Dutch version of our website

Join in & Auditions

The audition day is held on Saturday September 14th  2019,  Sign up now!


School Performance

In collaboration with the Anne Frank Foundation, DEGASTEN has developed an interactive performance for high schools students, called ‘Fair Play’. This performance creates food for thought about the themes: prejudices, discrimination and group behavior. [link naar educatie pagina] Book here!

Since 2003, DEGASTEN is creating educational performances, workshops and talks, made to measure every school with students between the ages of 12 and 19. Here you can read all about it!

Friend of DEGASTEN

DEGASTEN is a small organization with a big goal: to be there for all kind of youngsters who want to do something with theatre in their lives.

Will you support us in making this happen?



In the period 2017-2020, DEGASTEN is structurally financed by

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DEGASTEN is financially made possible by

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(p/a Podium Mozaiek)
Bos en Lommerweg 191
1055 DT Amsterdam

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