Performing arts are also popular in the Leidseplein Entertainment District. Facing Leidseplein (square) since 1894 is the impressive Municipal Theatre. Once home to the National Ballet and Opera, Amsterdam Stadsschouwburg and Toneelgroep Amsterdam merged in 2018 to become the Internationaal Theater Amsterdam. The ensemble of ITA actors stage about 600 performances of dances and shows each year. Two nearby venues are Theater Bellevue (comedy, concerts and dance) and DeLaMar (musicals and plays).