QETC the Company

The Queen's English Theatre Company - English Theatre in Amsterdam

QETC is Amsterdam’s leading English-language theatre company. It was founded by a small group of English-speaking, theatre-lovers in Amsterdam in 2002 and is now a registered charity. Actor and director Mark Winstanley, is one of its founders and its Artistic Director.

QETC produces high quality, English-language theatre in this very international city and is run by talented contributors and professionals. For each acting role we seek a perfect match. We are the only theatre company in Amsterdam working primarily with English mother-tongue actors when casting native English-speaking roles, though we of course welcome all nationalities! Our high standards have given the company a loyal audience of which 50% is Dutch. QETC is frequently asked to tour its shows to other European cities.

QE2 is the touring off-shoot of QETC, and is run by Mark and West End actress Loveday Smith. Loveday’s exciting career in theatre and television means she has worked with top directors like Sam Mendes and Sir Peter Hall. Previous QE2 tours include Talking Heads, Scary Bikers and in December 2019, the hit comedy The 39 Steps.

QETC has received financial support from sponsors such as Boots, Reebok, Intratuin, Adria Airways and the Dutch Embassy in Slovenia. Likewise, QETC donates every year to Stop Aids Now - a worldwide charity helping children and adults cope with HIV and AIDS. English language theatre in Amsterdam.

English language theatre in Amsterdam.