QETC is Amsterdam’s leading, professional English-language theatre company. Founded by a small group of English-speaking theatre-lovers in Amsterdam the company celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2022. Since 2002 we have been closely linked to the LGBTQ+ community. Our regular venue is the wonderful CC Amstel Theater, in the Diamantbuurt of De Pijp.
QETC produces high quality, English-language theatre and is run by talented contributors and professionals. For each acting role we seek a perfect match. We are the only theatre company in Amsterdam working primarily with English mother-tongue actors when casting native English-speaking roles, though we of course welcome all nationalities! Our high standards have given the company a loyal audience of which 50% is Dutch.
QETC has a solid reputation as the Netherlands' top English Language theatre company. Shows have toured to Slovenia, Croatia and The Edinburgh festival. Tours in the Netherlands, have often featured Mark Winstanley (Artistic Director) and actor Loveday Smith (Associate Director). Loveday’s exciting career in theatre and television means she has worked with top directors like Sam Mendes and Sir Peter Hall. Mark also works in Film, TV and VO.
Most QETC Amsterdam productions are staged at the city's newest theatre, the CC Amstel. Centrally located, with a huge stage, 154 comfy seats and state-of-the-art lighting and sound, it offers our audience an unbeatable theatre experience.
QETC is proud to support the Aidsfonds, a charity whose goal is a world without AIDS. Whether supporting HIV positive children in Africa or challenging Putin’s apathy towards Russia’s own AIDS epidemic, the Aidsfonds is tireless in its fight against HIV. QETC has already raised over €21k.
Barrie Stevens is seen here with the young cast of QETC's The History Boys, which played Amsterdam in 2009. Barrie directed QETC's 2008 production of Little Shop of Horrors and received a cheque for 2600 on behalf of Stop Aids Now. Donations were collected by cast members after the curtain call of QETC's successful The History Boys.