Overtoom 301 / 1054 HW Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The OT301 was squatted by artists in Amsterdam in the early 2000’s. Two years later it was legitimised as a sub Culture Centre for diverse community and international art activities including experimental music, theatre, poetry, visual art, dance, film, workshops and classes.
The building is in old west central Amsterdam, with an Art Deco decor rumbled between the constant renovations and graffiti. The building has four floors of ateliers, movement and dance studios, galleries, cinema, theatre for live performances and sound/recording studios. It is set right on the Vondelpark, the largest park in the city.
The Improvisation Summer Course daily work and the performances take place on the ground floor Studio 1 theatre space and Bar (ground floor). The studio 1 theatre is a fully a equipped theatre connected to the Bar by two large doors. The Bar is the lounge area where the second part of the performances takes place, and audiences gather for drinks. We add the Gallery studio (ground floor) and the Bodlabot studio (first floor) for the individual rehearsals. Lunch is served daily and a dinner on the Mondays, exclusively for the Summer Course participants, in de Peper (ground floor OT301 building). It is open to the public for dinner on the Friday and Saturday Freakatoni Witchy Weekend evenings. De Peper exists on the policy to not set their fee for a meal. They ask that you pay what ever it is you can afford.