Open. From 18 June 2020 we will finally be opening our doors once again to audiences. Frascati is reopening – but in a radically different way of its own devising. To make as much space as possible for our audiences and productions, we are removing all the seating from the spaces: creating an open venue in the heart of Amsterdam and redefining theatre for our times.
Up to the end of this year, we will be arranging our programme in a completely new way. Taking the applicable safety regulations as our starting point, we see Frascati as an arena for free imagination rather than a space dominated by one-way systems and compartmentalisation. A house where we can come together and be carefree. For these reasons, we are choosing to make our spaces as large as possible and we are removing the seating from the performance spaces. This will result in four flexible spaces in which we can present theatre ‘on location’. For each production, we will think about the best possible audience placings so that, together with our audiences and makers, we can investigate the possibilities of this new era.
Towards an Open Frascati. Open for meeting, imagination and theatre on the Nes and at other locations around the city. Pop-up Theater van Deyssel is opening again and the makers of the long-term project Stemmen uit Beton will soon again be in residence at the Groeneveen flats in Amsterdam-Zuidoost.
5, 6 & 7 June
At Pop-up Theater van Deyssel in Lodewijk van Deysselstraat you can join in with a special episode of Radio van Deyssel. In the eighth edition of Wie we zijn, Hanna Timmers will be taking a deep dive into the constructed community through an audio walk. How are the residents of Amsterdam’s Nieuw-West district arranging their lives at a time when we are all having to focus on ourselves and our immediate neighbourhoods?
From 18 June in Frascati 1 & 2
Jouman Fattal / Theater na de Dam / Frascati Producties
This year, Amsterdam’s Dam Square was empty for the WWII commemoration on 4 May. Frascati’s theatre spaces were empty. We remembered the end of the war 75 years ago from our living rooms. In spite of all this, Jouman Fattal was working on her production Broken-Winged Bird, and on 4 May she gave us a taster through her Insta stories from an empty theatre close to Dam Square. Now, the whole show can be seen – at last.
thu 18 to sat 20 jun – 20:30 – Frascati 1
Anoek Nuyens / Frascati Producties
Back in Frascati: thinking aloud with Anoek Nuyens in this intellectual pamphlet on idealism, politics and visionary listening.
weds 24 to sat 27 jun – 20:30 – Frascati 1
Luit Bakker / Likeminds
Back in Frascati: it’s time for new thought and a new language. We may not be there yet, but we are on the way. Luit Bakker brings us a feminism for and by us all.
weds 1 to sat 4 jul – 20:30 – Frascati 2
The standard life of a standard woman
Floor Houwink ten Cate / Frascati Producties
At last, we can. In July, we will present the long-anticipated première of Floor Houwink ten Cate's first Frascati production. A personal story in a cinematic form. An attempt to come to terms with the loss of a mater familias; a theatrical memorial to a woman who is not normally the protagonist.
Première on wed 8 july
tue 7 to sat 11 july – 20:30 – Frascati 1 &
sat 11 & sun 12 july - 15:00 - Frascati 1
From mid-August Radio Futura
After the summer holiday, all the theatre spaces will open again with new capacities. Frascati 1, 2 and 4 for theatre and Frascati 3 for broadcasting the podcast Radio Futura, in which we investigate a world in a state of flux.
We can now announce some of the productions in our programme for after the holidays. These include the première of Mephisto Park by Florian Myjer and Kim Karssen, De Managers by La Isla Bonita and JEZEBEL by Cherish Menzo.
About the coronavirus measures
All shows will take place within the framework of the measures against the coronavirus. Theatres can open again from 1 June. The 1.5 metres rule must be applied. In June 2020, no more than thirty people can be let in – including personnel. If the number of infections does not increase too rapidly, from 1 July 2020 one hundred people can be let in. On the Frascati website, we will soon be posting an overview of all the measures we have taken to guarantee the safety of our visitors.
Ticket sales & programme
Tickets must be purchased online. Our physical box office on the Nes will remain closed for the time being. We will shortly be announcing the launch of ticket sales on our website, in our newsletter and on social media. The content of the programme is provisional and subject to change.