Production houses and workshops

Production houses and workshops support young, beginning theatre makers and provide a bridge to a professional practice. They offer young makers the opportunity to experiment and develop their own signature. In addition, more and more platforms are emerging for talent development.

Dance and theatre

Most production houses are now funded by the Performing Arts Fund, Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie and municipal and provincial funds. At a production house, you can develop a production for a short tour. A workplace is designed for the development of a smaller production, with more room for risk and experiment.

Atelier Oerol young theatre makers and artists get the opportunity to develop themselves within site specific location theatre and landscape art.

Bellevue Lunchtheater is a springboard for new, debuting writing talent and a testing ground for more experiented theatre makers.

Boslab young emerging theatre makers can make a production of 30 minutes at the Amsterdamse Bostheater.

Frascati producties Frascati Theatre in Amsterdam produces the work of talented young theatre makers.

De Nationale Opera Talent has a leading and coordinating role in the development of young artists and professionals in all disciplines which opera is rich. They do this, among other things through lunchtime concerts, education and participation projects and large-scale opera productions.

De Warme Winkel Hotshop is an umbrella under which the Hot Shop presents performances of fresh theatre talents. The members of the theatre group are involved in many projects in drama schools and they help students after their graduation.

De Nieuwe Oost acts as a talent generator. Their productions have an interdisciplinary character and exhibit cross-media stage productions.

Dox is a Utrecht-based home for young stage talent focussing on experiment and new developments in dance, theatre, music and film.

Het Huis Utrecht is a home for artists and new ideas. It offers (theatre) makers and other creatives a place and guides them in developing their plans. Other theatre professionals make use of the expertise.

Kameroperahuis is a production house for small-scale musical theatre and opera in Zwolle. Kameroperahuis provides (inter)national career opportunities to young talented opera and music theatre professionals. It focuses not only on artistic development, but also and especially on the development of cultural entreperneurship.

Oorkaan makes music shows for children. Directors can try out ideas for children's concerts in the workshop. The musicians work with theatre artists, choreographers, filmmakers and puppeteers.

Paradiso-Melkweg Productiehuis (PMP) is the laboratory of the music stages Paradiso and Melkweg. It acts as a workshop for young, talented creators who develop multidisciplinary projects for pop venues. After a period of research follow a number of presentations in the Melkweg Theatre. The PMP receives financial support from the municipality of Amsterdam.

PLAN supports the newest generation of theater, dance and circus makers. PLAN is a platform in which producers, stages and festivals work together. Promising talents receive support with the development of their signature, cultural entrepreneurship, public and the visibility of their work.

Productiehuis Rotterdam is a theatre laboratory for talent within the organisation Theater Rotterdam. Upcoming and established theatre artists from Rotterdam and beyond can explore and extend their personal limits and work on their own signature.

SoAP Maastricht is a platform that outlines talent development always in relation to the artistic practice of the maker. This flexible approach forms the identity of SoAP, which constantly searches for the right preconditions for shaping the creative process.

Station Noord is a collaboration between the major performing arts organizations from the three northern provinces. With combined forces they give a strong impulse to talent development and the artistic climate in the North.

Theaterproductiehuis Zeelandia gives (young) professional artists from the Netherlands and Flanders the opportunity to make performances with a Zealand perspective. Annually Zeelandia makes six productions in various genres. Two productions per season go on tour in the Netherlands and Flanders. In addition, four location theatre shows form the core of the Zeeland Nazomerfestival.

Toneelschuur Producties in Haarlem is a production house for theatre makers of today and tomorrow. Not the artistic trajectory of Toneelschuur Productions, but the development of the individual makers is key. Every year the Frans Lommerse Stipendium is going to a new talent who's involved at the Toneelschuur.

Veem House for Performance is an international co-production platform for contemporary performing arts in Amsterdam, focussing on mime and movement theatre.

VIA ZUID is a talent development organization for the professional performing arts in and from Limburg. VIA ZUID supports beginning, talented makers such as choreographers, performers, directors, writers and composers on their way to an independent professional practice.


Dansmakers Amsterdam supports talented young choreographers in their professional development and is funded by City of Amsterdam.

Korzo Productiehuis supports young talented artists and is a major dance producer in the Netherlands. It is subsidized by the Performing Arts Fund.

Random Collision in Groningen supports starting choreographers in their careers and is subsidized by the Fund for Cultural. 

Dansateliers is a workshop for contemporary dance in Rotterdam, which is subsidized by the municipality of Rotterdam

DansBrabant stimulates choreographers and dancers at an international level and is subsidized by the Noord-Brabant province and municipality of Tilburg.

Moving Futures is a partnership between Dansateliers (Rotterdam), Dansmakers Amsterdam, Random Collision (Groningen), De Nieuwe Oost (Arnhem) and DansBrabant (Tilburg). It was established in October 2013 to make the work of emerging choreographers visible and to maintain diversity in Dutch contemporary dance. In several cities Futures Moving organizes an annual festival for young artists. In addition, one maker annually receives a development trajectory, named Moving Forward, that is shaped by the different institutions.