28 June 2024


Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main Stage

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From €97


Evening among the stars

Following the exuberant celebration of its sixtieth anniversary in June 2022, Dutch National Ballet is once again presenting a grand, dazzling Gala performance at the end of the 2023/2024 season. More than 250 dancers will be appearing at this special event, which will celebrate the tenth anniversary of Dutch National Ballet's Junior Company as well as the farewell of Music Director Matthew Rowe and First Pianist Olga Khoziainova.

Photo: Marta Syrko

Exclusive surprise programme

All the principals in one evening

The gala is unique in that you can see all the principal dancers of Dutch National Ballet in the same evening. Supported by the other dancers of Dutch National Ballet and the Junior Company, they present an exclusive surprise programme, comprising famous pas de deux, teasers from new creations and highlights from Dutch National Ballet’s repertoire. There will also be a special role for the dancers of the Junior Company, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

Grand Défilé

By tradition, the gala opens with a Grand Défilé, which presents all the company dancers, alongside the students and youngest pupils of the Dutch National Ballet Academy. After the performance, the gala party continues in the foyers of Dutch National Opera & Ballet, attended by dancers and choreographers.


Surprise programme
comprising various choreographic works

With an afterparty

Dress code: black tie

Musical accompaniment  Dutch Ballet Orchestra conducted by Matthew Rowe

Theaterparadijs (June 2022): ‘Dutch National Ballet’s annual Gala is one of the highlights of the theatre season (..) We have a world-class company to be proud of’

Aftermovie 60th anniversary Gala Dutch National Ballet


Ticket prices

Check out the ticket prices per price category via the link below.

Ticket prices

Prices below are including snacks, drinks and after-party

Premium € 164,00
1st € 154,00
2nd € 144,00
3rd € 134,00
4th € 114,00
5th € 97,00

Dutch National Opera & Ballet works with a system of dynamic pricing: during the booking period the ticket prices may increase, depending on demand. Prices exclude € 2,00 booking fee per ticket.

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Dutch Ballet Orchestra

Dutch Ballet Orchestra’s mission is ‘to inspire movement in dance’. Since its inception in 1965, the orchestra has been the proud musical partner of Dutch National Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater. In every performance, the orchestra searches for inspiring synergy between music and dance, in order to give the audience a magical experience.

Dutch Ballet Orchestra

Led by principal conductor Matthew Rowe, Dutch Ballet Orchestra is the leading orchestra for dance in the Netherlands. The orchestra accompanies performances ranging from traditional ballet to modern dance, alongside its activities in music education and talent development.

Besides performances with Dutch National Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater, Dutch Ballet Orchestra has a long tradition of innovative – and award-winning – family performances. For instance, Creatures (in collaboration with ISH Dance Collective) received the international Young Audiences Music Award, and the production Hansel and Gretel (in collaboration with Orkater) won various Musical Awards. In these productions, the musicians play from memory, without a conductor and in costumes, so that they form an integral part of the performance.

And finally, Dutch Ballet Orchestra has a long-term partnership with the Dutch National Ballet Academy. They are therefore involved in the music curriculum for pupils and students, facilitate student visits to orchestra rehearsals and provide music for the academy’s end-of-year performance, where possible.