People keep going on and on about what a lively theater scene there is in Amsterdam, which I don't doubt but since it is mainly in Dutch it is unfortunately Off the Beaten Path for those of us who don't understand that language very well.
The first photo shows the Stadsschouwburg (which in German looks like it should mean City Show Castle) at Leidseplein 26. This is a large theater with a monumental Large Hall (Grote Zaal) which dates from 1894.
Second photo: Three years later, in 1897, the Carré Theater at Amstel 115 was built. Originally it was intended as a circus venue, but is now used for mainly for musicals (like one about Rembrandt) and variety shows.
It is built in 1894 in neo-renaissance style designed by Jan Springer and A.L. van Gendt. In fact it is the third municipal theatre – the two previous theatres, 1638-1772 and 1774-1890, were destroyed by fire.