Welcome to Amare
On Spuiplein, in the bustling centre of The Hague, the new cultural nexus of the city is taking shape. Where once the Dr. Anton Philipszaal and Lucent Danstheater were located, Amare will now open its doors in September 2021. Four renowned organisations will be setting up shop in Amare: Zuiderstrandtheater, Nederlands Dans Theater, Residentie Orkest and the Royal Conservatoire.
The construction of the striking and sustainable complex is nearly completed. Amare will have four halls offering room for 3,600 visitors, as well as two restaurants, a convention centre, studios, classrooms, and a large amount of public indoor space which will be available for initiatives by Amare’s occupants, other cultural organisations and the residents of The Hague.
There’s always something to experience in Amare
Geesje Prins, Head of Programming at Amare: “Just like in the Zuiderstrandtheater, we will continue to present dance, all styles of music, opera, musical theatre, circus, cabaret and spectacular shows in Amare. And for the youngest among us, too. We will organise programmes with local communities and will celebrate cultural holidays and festivals with zest. And of course there will be more than enough room for our co-residents at Amare: the Residentie Orkest, Nederlands Dans Theater, and the huge musical treasure hoard that comes with the Royal Conservatoire.”
Open House and Open Festival
4 and 5 September is the weekend of UIT Festival The Hague, which means Open House in Amare! This will be the first time that the building is open to the public, with exclusive tours. Meanwhile, Nieuwe Kerk will offer previews of the new season. Then comes Open Festival, from 19 to 21 November: in collaboration with national and international performers and local partners, the four resident companies of Amare present a welcoming opening programme of dance, classical music, pop artists from The Hague, hip hop and a family day.
It’s never quiet in Amare
Amare is always open and wishes to be a house for all of The Hague. Together with local partners, Amare will offer a diverse programme in the building’s public areas. Amare plans to experiment with using the lobbies as free spaces, like a large public rehearsal space based on the inspiring example of the Centquatre in Paris, where everyone and anyone is free to perform their art.
Business in Amare
With its many rooms, halls and lobbies, Amare is eminently suited to business events of all shapes and sizes, from small informal meetings to large-scale conventions.
Director Jan Zoet: “Amare should be a place where everyone feels at home: citizens of The Hague, musicians, dancers, students, visitors. We, the organisations, have the important duty to make sure that the biggest and most beautiful arts centre in the Netherlands really belongs to everyone. It’s right there in the name: AMARE: I AM, WE ARE."
From September 2021 on, you are welcome to visit Amare at any time to attend a dance or theatre performance, a concert or a class, a public performance, a convention, a debate, or simply to have a cup of coffee or meet up with a friend.
Until then, you can stay on top of Amare-related news on our website. You can also subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on social media.
We hope to see you soon!