Amare to be opened summer 2021

January 13, 2021 – This summer, the new theatre Amare on the site of the Dr Anton Philipszaal/Lucent Danstheater will finally open it’s doors to the audience. The building will not only host halls for the Residentie Orkest and Nederlands Dans Theater, but also the entire Royal Conservatoire of The Hague.

None of the participants in the movie are still working for these companies, though. Pauline and Rachel left earlier, Alice Godfrey joined Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar’s company L-E-V.

Pauline and Rachel leave, new theatre delayed

July 29, 2018 – Pauline Oostenrijk leaves Residentie Orkest from the new season on. She’ll continue playing and organizing concerts. In 2017, she released a new cd with Enno Voorhorst.

Rachel McNamee leaves NDT and joins Göteborgs­­Operans Dans­kompani from the season 2018-2019 on.

Construction works on the new theatre suffered some delay. The venue will not open until 2021.

Construction new theatre started

June 21, 2017 – Today, construction works on the theatre, which will replace the Lucent Danstheater and Dr Anton Philipszaal, officially started. Representatives of Residentie Orkest and Royal Conservatoire performed at the official happening. Instead of the third future inhabitant of the building, Nederlands Dans Theater, there was a performance by De Dutch Don’t Dance Division. In fact, the construction works started long before today. Here’s an overview.

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Piket Kunstprijs award for Alice Godfrey

November 30, 2016 – Last week, dancer Alice Godfrey was awarded the Piket Kunstprijs award for dance. The Piket Kunstprijzen are an award for promising professional young artists in the field of painting, theatre and dance. In Ghosts of the Theatre, Alice plays the part of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ in the dressing rooms.


Demolition in the picture

February 9, 2016 – Roel Ritzema photographed the process from the city hall next door:

The last pieces

January 12, 2016 – The last pieces of the Dr Anton Philipszaal are being torn down. Totally incredible we were roaming this place as if it were ours… only recently.laatste dag sloop


December 18, 2015 – The movie is mentioned and screened on The Hague blogsite Hagazine.


Den Haag FM

December 17, 2015 – News website Den Haag FM mentions and shares the movie!



December 15, 2015 – The movie has had its first screening in the presence of many of those involved! Hurrah! The première took place in the atelier of visual artist Peter Brinkman, who worked at the empty halls at the time we shot the video.

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