The foundation of Gasthuis Frascati (known as Frascati) has grown out of the fusion of two long standing Amsterdam art organisations: Gasthuis and Frascati. It marks the creation of a new arts house in which the crucial aspects of artistic endeavour are blended together in a dynamic mix of international presentation, production and development. As the largest of the small theatre companies in Amsterdam, Frascati acts as a conduit between various public and cultural domains: large and small auditoria, new and established talent, local and international developments, training and professional practice, theatre and the city. Our goal is to actively respond to the changing needs of both makers and audiences. The new house will also facilitate growth and development in an organic manner, and promote sustainability and the flexibility that will allow us to engage with the many audiences that go to make up the Netherlands today.