5 Oct until 17 Dec’22


A sitcom about housing

A sitcom about housing

Everyone longs for security, your own place that you can call home. At the same time, we also feel a need for a sense of togetherness, of community, of having neighbours we can say hello to. And the two sometimes clash with each other. How do we want to live and, more especially, live together?

This is the theme for the production ‘Romte’, (Space). In this light-hearted, critical sitcom, you travel through time with four people, experiencing, or re-experiencing, with them the housing shortage of the fifties, the lavish home ideas of the seventies and the individualisation of the nineties, finally reaching the present day with a new housing crisis raising its head. Will the four characters find the perfect form of housing for tomorrow?

The multilingual and musical Romte is being put on from October ’22 at various locations in Friesland that all have a link to the production’s theme. We’ll be visiting Friso Bouwgroep in Sneek and in Leeuwarden, the Bangma building company in Sint Nicolaasga, the Bouw and Infra study programme at ROC Friese Poort in Drachten, door supplier Van Vuuren in Grou, Bakker Konstruktiewerken in Workum, Van Dijk building company in Surhuisterveen, Jorritsma Bouw in Bolsward, Siderius Forklifts in Leeuwarden, Noord Nederlandse Draadindustrie in Dokkum, Spruyt Waterwoningen in Heerenveen, Van Marrum building company in Franeker and Mensonides Installatie in Harlingen.

  • Time: 8pm
  • Ticket price: € 17.50 (standard), € 15.50 (Friends of Tryater), € 12.50 (pupils/students)

  • Good to know
  • Romte is suitable for audiences aged 12 and over
  • Both Frisian and Dutch are spoken in Romte
  • Dutch subtitling is available using smartglasses. Select the ticket with smartglasses (ENG/NL)
  • English subtitles available (smartglasses). Select the ticket with smartglasses (ENG/NL)
  • Romte has wheelchair access. Make sure you reserve a wheelchair place
  • Wheelchair toilet available: 19 – 21 october at ROC Friese Poort in Drachten, 11 and 12 november at Siderius Heftrucks in Leeuwarden, 25 and 26 november at Friso Houkesloot in Sneek and 30 november untill 3 december at Spruyt Waterwoningen in Heerenveen
  • On Saturday 12 november, there will be a tactile signer from Komt het Zien. If you’d like to use the interpreting servie, reserve a Komt het Zien! place

Photography: Bas de Brouwer

Wonen is inspiratie voor voorstelling Romte
Leeuwarder Courant
Resinsje Tryater-foarstelling Romte: Wjerspegeling fan it inerlik
Omrop Fryslan


Eelco Venema
Beppe Costa
Lourens van den Akker
Marjolein Ley
Pleun de Roode
text Eelco Venema | conceptor and director Eelco Venema | music Beppe Costa | players Beppe Costa, Lourens van den Akker, Marjolein Ley, Pleun de Roode | costumes Afke Manshanden | design Afke Manshanden | light design Koos de Vries | dramaturgy Peter Sijbenga | assistant director Raymond Muller | production leader Jan Bruinsma | sound technician Ben Vrielink | lighting technician Sigrid Jonker | subtitles Franke Fennema | design and technician trainee Marije Stapert, Eshja Bol | our thanks go to alle medewerkers, alle vrijwilligers en Rinsma Macrame |


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