Situated in the heart of Amsterdam, the iconic theatre of Dutch National Opera & Ballet offers a magnificent view of the River Amstel and the famous Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge). The various spaces form an inspiring backdrop for a whole range of special events.

Treat your guests and colleagues to one of our many performances and enjoy the unique experiences and arrangements on offer. The combination of outstanding talent, dedicated craftsmanship, advanced theatre technology and friendly hospitality is a proven recipe for a marvellous event experience!



From auditorium to ballet studio. The iconic theatre offers a wide range of options for events up to 1600 guests.



Dutch National Opera & Ballet offers various arrangements for a reception, intermission drinks or dinner. These arrangements can be booked from 20 guests.



Conferences, receptions, presentations, dinners, fairs, exhibitions, parties or workshops, the possibilities are endless! Check out the following page or contact us for more information.

Mogelijkheden voor evenementen

Conferences, receptions, presentations, dinners, fairs, exhibitions, parties or workshops, the possibilities are endless! Have a look at the options below or make an appointment for a site inspection.


The advanced Auditorium offers 1600 seats over three levels. Due to the curved shape and three levels it is also suitable for smaller groups.

The Odeonzaal boasts 325 square meter and has a flexible set up. Groups up to 200 guests can be accommodated for various plenary events.

Plenary events up to 250 guests can also take place in our Foyers whilst overlooking Amsterdam finest canal houses and Amstel river.



Our Foyers can accommodate groups up to 1600 guests over three levels. All with a panoramic view over the Amstel river and iconic Skinny Bridge.
The Entresol is a separate floor for groups up to 150 guests and has access to a semi-private terrace. If you want a bit more privacy, you can check out our Odeonzaal that can be used for various events such as receptions with presentations and so on. And are you looking for an exclusive once-in-a-lifetime experience? Then check out our Decoratelier in Amsterdam Zuidoost.


Lunch & Dinner

Both at daytime and at night our Foyers offer a stunning backdrop for lunch, brunch, buffets and dinners up to 1600 guests. Or check out our Odeonzaal for a presentation, dinner or lunch meeting. 

An exclusive dinner party in an unique industrial venue? Our Decoratelier in Amsterdam Zuidoost is available for private hire!



Galas & Premieres

Something to celebrate? Dutch National Opera & Ballet has a lot to offer! How about a red carpet premiere in our Auditorium followed by a reception or dinner in our panoramic Foyers? Or can we interest you in a silent disco afterparty in our Odeonzaal after a performance?

You can also ask us for special offers such as boat rental, transportation, hotel accommodation or entertainment for your event!



A meeting, team outing or workshop behind the scenes, in one of our Studios?
Or how about our Odeonzaal that encourages creativity followed by a guided tour? Check out our special experiences and group arrangements or contact us for a tailored offer!



No ordinary dark and boring exhibition hall, but an unique view over the Amstel river and iconic Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge)! Our Foyers offer a total of 2900 square meter exhibition space, divided over three levels.

Ask us for various branding options, both digital and in print. We take care of decoration, furniture, audio/visual needs and catering!

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Unique experiences

Dutch National Opera & Ballet offers various unique experiences. From private performances, guided tours and even an opera or ballet performance at your location! 

Bijzondere ervaringen

Dutch National Opera & Ballet offers various unique experiences. From private performances, guided tours and even an opera or ballet performance at your location! Each programme will be tailored and prices may vary.

More information & contact
Check out the options below and/or contact our sales & events department for more information

T: +31(0)20 - 551 8123

Guided tours

A guided tour takes you behind the scenes and to the front of house. Visit the impressive stage, the wings, the soloist dressing rooms, the ballet and opera studios, the props departments, the wigs and make-up department and the costume department. Upon request we can also highlight one of the crafts or departments by asking our experts to share their vision on their profession.


Performance on location

Celebrate a special occasion with an exclusive performance by our dancers and/or singers at a location of your choice. Performances can be given either indoors or outdoors.

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Exclusive performance

You can reserve the whole theatre just for you and your guests. Everything is laid on, including a reception, interval, drinks or dinner party. A truly memorable evening!


Workshops & Trainingen

Ever thought of a training or workshop in one of our ballet or opera studios? Together with a professional training agency, we create tailored workshops where we highlight topics that are common for both corporates and our institute. Think of non verbal communication, talent acquisition, recruitment, development or tone of voice. Inspire your guests or colleagues and attend one of the rehearsals or include a tour backstage in your programme.

Trainings and workshops can also be hosted at your preferred location or office.


Attending a rehearsal

Every day, the dancers and singers train with passion, discipline and dedication, so that they can give world-class performances. Attending a rehearsal is a unique experience that gives you a close-up view of what their work and daily training involves.

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Attending a masterclass

A masterclass is a creative process where you witness a new opera or ballet production. You are part of an intimate process where our creatives and dancers rehearse new performances.


Attending a stage rehearsal

Stage rehearsals are one of its kind as it's the first time that dancers or singers perform a special production on stage, including decor, costumes and so on. This is the final stage close to the official premiere and you are one of the first to see (part) of the actual performance. You are in the auditorium together with an artistic team, production staff and director.

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