Garage TDI

Garage TDI is the result of the merging of three existing companies with their base in the province of Drenthe in the north of The Netherlands: DJT DE Reus, Dancetheatre ZiRR and Theatrecompany NiznO.

Garage TDI wants to make its contribution to the development of children and young people into curious, emphatic and broad minded human beings.

Garage TDI makes professional dance- and theatre performances for children and young people between the age of 4 and 18. Performances are brought where the audience can be found, in schools, in festivals and in special locations. Garage TDI plays big stories for small people: it is theatre that touches the young in their heart and soul; contemporary, challenging and touching. The performances contain layers, they excite different ways of watching and therefore address the adult spectator at the same time. They are performed in the Netherlands as well as abroad.

Garage TDI offers an education facility for young talent between the age of 14 and 21 years of age. The Garage TDI talent education prepares for the official higher education theatre school: young people can experiment with different forms of theatre and create and play different productions. Garage TDI has a special youth theatre school for kids ( Dynamo) between 6 and 18 who like to play theatre.

Garage TDI has its own education service. It develops educational material which accompanies the performances. It also creates special workshops, theatre days and learning curves as well as theatre, dance and multimedia activities for use within primary and secondary education.


Workplace Water-front

The workplace Water-front in Assen is an independent meeting place where you can learn, work and experiment. It really breathes the atmosphere of a workplace because of its mobile units, large walls of glass and its authentic garage attributes. It is the location for cultural activities for young people, technical workshops offered to schools, theatre performances for children and young people, expositions and symposia for students and businesses.

The workplace offers facilities in multiple ways and fields: it contains studio’s (dance and theatre), there is a theatre performance hall, a workspace for designers and visual artists, there is a technical media laboratory in which innovative developments take place in the field of new media and (sensor) technology, it contains a kitchen, a bar and several workspaces and multi-functional rooms for meetings, expositions and other events.

Rental services

Garage TDI offers rooms for rent in workspace Water-front. Do you need an inspiring location for a meeting, or a place for rehearsal, a bar and hall for a party? Workspace Water-front is the right place for you! We can arrange all kinds of facilities, but if you want to arrange it all by yourself, that is completely fine. You are invited to come and view the premises and discuss the possibilities: contact Rick Ploeg at or 0592-795412

The medialab

The medialab is a place for film creation as well as presentations and performances around theatre and the virtual world. The place is fully equipped to make a film with special effects.