After years of dreaming, plans, permits, building and breaking in 2009 the time had finally come: the new hall of the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Toneelgroep Amsterdam and Melkweg opened, and the renovation of the front end of the theatre was ready. The New hall, the Rabo hall, was certainly no small one: it has a capacity of over 500 seats. The adjacent New Foyer hovers over Lijnbaansgracht, which makes for a spectacular view of the water. “Amsterdam is just gotten a little greater”, says the Volkskrant.
With the new bar and the revamped program, the dust is gone and the theatre has become a bustling place.