As a national centre of knowledge, Theater Babel Rotterdam is the motor for inclusive theatre in the Netherlands. In our centre of knowledge, we research and share knowledge about inclusive theatermaking: we are developing a methodology that will make this transfer of knowledge possible.  




In recent years we have done a lot of research into how you do this: making inclusive theatre. In the coming years we want to make our methodology transferable. We want to carry out our innovative way of making theatre to other theatre companies, artists and policy makers.


We collaborate with the lectorate Disability Studies, Diversiteit in Parcipatie under the guidance of lecturer Mieke Cardol. This research group is part of the Knowledge Center for Healthcare Innovation at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Experts, institutions and students of relevant courses are welcome to join us in developing our philosophy of inclusive theatre.



We like to share our ideas on inclusive work with schools, companies and care institutions. We organize tailor-made workshops, are part of curricula at colleges, provide coaching and supervise interns. From experience, we know that our input creates pleasant upheaval and new insights. Monique van den Heuvel – teacher at the teacher training Healthcare and Welfare – wrote this article on the workshops given to students of Hogeschool Rotterdam.


More information :

Platform ‘inclusive theater in the Netherlands’

The ‘Inclusive Theater in the Netherlands’ platform was launched on the 8th of June 2018. With the goal to share existing expertise in the field of inclusion in the performing arts and to connect professionals.