Auditorium

Auditorium

1600 seats over three levels. Advanced audio-/visual equipment and creatives create a magical experience!

Auditorium

The three-tier auditorium, seating 1600, is one of the largest in the Netherlands. Its rounded form means that distances are short and each seat has a good view of the stage.

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Foyer

Foyer Auditorium and Entresol

The foyers offer a Panoramic view over the Amstel River and the 'Magere Brug' (Skinny Bridge). Spread over three levels, there is room for up to 1600 guests. During an intermission on the Entresol, between the foyer at hall level and the first balcony, you have a wonderful view of the entrance area, the Amstel River and the foyers.

Foyer Auditorium and Entresol

The theatre features spacious foyers with a stunning view over the Amstel River and Skinny Bridge. The foyer is spread over three levels. From every level you will have a panoramic view over the Amstel canal with Amsterdams finest canal houses. If the weather allows us, we can open the balconies.

Number of square meters: 2900

Foyer - stalls level

The stalls foyer has three fitted bars and counts 1300 square meters. The impressive staircase from the entrance hall can also be set up as a gallery with chairs and cushions for plenary events up to 250 guests. This creates a more informal, light and creative spot in the theatre for presentations and performances. The theatre shop is also located in the foyer, giving guests the opportunity to buy a souvenir of the performance.

Number of square meters: 1300

Foyer

Foyer - first and second balcony

The higher foyers for the 1st and 2nd balconies each have their own bar. The 1st balcony foyer also has access to the exclusive VIP-room, where the theatre receives its important guests. Going up a level to the 2nd balcony foyer extends your view even further along the River Amstel!

Number of square meters: 800 each

Entresol

The entresol is situated between the stalls foyer and the 1st balcony foyer and can be reached by the spiral staircase and the lift. Both during the daytime and at night, the big curved glass façade offers a magnificent view of the entrance, the River Amstel and the foyers. The light, airy space is finished off by two unique paintings by the Amsterdam artist Armando.

Number of square meters: 165

Entresol
Souterrain (formerly Odeonzaal)

Souterrain (formerly Odeonzaal)

A private room of 325 m2 where usually the introductions of performances are held.

Souterrain (formerly Odeonzaal)

The Souterrain is the education studio of Dutch National Opera & Ballet, where the introductions to the performances are given, for example. The space was designed by architect Diederik Dam and interior designer Richard Hutten. The spectacular glass skylight that can change colour and the wooden floor give the room a modern character.

Number of square meters: 325

VIP Room

VIP Room

An exclusive space on first balcony level for small receptions, meet & greets, meetings or dinners.

VIP-Room

The name says it all, this is where the theatre receives its important guests including members of the Royal Family, but also star performers who have had the opportunity to shine in one of its many productions. Characteristic are the large chandelier and mirror wall that give the room its own character. The VIP room has its own small pantry, cloakroom and toilets. The VIP room is often used for exclusive receptions before or after a performance.

Number of square meters: 40

 

Balletstudio

Studios

The studios of Dutch National Ballet and Dutch National Opera give you a unique peek behind the scenes.

The world behind the scenes

The ballet studios of Dutch National Ballet and the rehearsal rooms of Dutch National Opera are in intensive use every day. You can complete your backstage experience with a guided tour of the theatre that gives a unique glimpse behind the scenes.

 

Decoratelier

Decoratelier

An industrial venue in Amsterdam Zuidoost. This is where all the decor is made!

Decoratelier

Decoratelier

The decoratelier in the Zuidoost district of Amsterdam is a unique industrial location where all the scenery is made. It is also a storage space for hundreds of rows of specially made costumes and props that are awaiting their next stage appearance.

 

Soon Studio Boekman will also be added to our spaces.