March 2020

Unboxing Ballet 2

Ballet Talent Tour
29 March

With great regret, we are forced to cancel all performances up to and including April 6th due to the advice of the central government regarding the Coronavirus. The new measures apply until 6 April. Read more information here operaballet.nl/corona-update For the tour Unboxing Ballet 2 of the Junior Company we advice you to check the guidelines of the theatre where you bought the tickets.

The Junior Company has became a fixture in the Dutch theatre firmament. This season they’ll once more be touring the whole country to showcase a cross-section of the ballet repertoire. Unboxing Ballet 2, with creations of Hans van Manen and other leading choreographers, is sure to delight both die-hard dance fans and first-time audiences.

June 2020

International Young Patrons Gala

Opera Ballet
05 June

On Friday 5 June 2020, the Young Patrons Circle of Dutch National Opera & Ballet will host the fourth edition of the annual International Young Patrons Gala.

Beethoven

Ballet Modern Holland Festival
11 12 13 17 19 21 24 June

At the 2020 Holland Festival, Dutch National Ballet will present the world premiere of Beethoven. George Balanchine once remarked that ‘Dance should leave Beethoven well alone – there’s no choreographing to his music’. But plenty of choreographers have since proved him false. Making ballet to Beethoven may not be easy, but the results are sensational! In honour of his 250th birthday, Dutch National Ballet presents two masterpieces and one new creation inspired by the grand master’s music.

July 2020

Dancers of Tomorrow

Ballet
11 12 July

The Dutch National Ballet Academy presents its annual end-of-year performance on the main stage of Dutch National Opera & Ballet.

September 2020

Gala

Ballet Feestelijk Seizoensopening
14 September

The red carpet is rolled out on 14 September. For the ninth time, the Dutch National Ballet is opening the season with a Gala. A programme full of surprises, full of glamour and with the entire Ballet Orchestra in the pit.

The Dutch School

Ballet Modern Wereldpremière
17 19 20 22 26 27 29 September

The Dutch School offers a wonderful sampler of the best that Dutch dance has achieved: dance that puts simplicity, clarity, musicality and the expressive qualities of the individual dancer at the forefront. It invites you to experience an incredibly wide range of vibes and emotions.

October 2020

La Bayadère

Ballet Klassieker Drama
13 15 17 20 21 23 24 25 27 31 October

The pure dance in the ballet classic La Bayadère offers all the dancers of Dutch National Ballet a chance to shine. And so they do! With this love ballet full of intrigue, jealousy and deception - and with one of the most beautiful white acts - they always manage to win a lot of hearts.

November 2020

La Bayadère

Ballet Klassieker Drama
01 03 November

The pure dance in the ballet classic La Bayadère offers all the dancers of Dutch National Ballet a chance to shine. And so they do! With this love ballet full of intrigue, jealousy and deception - and with one of the most beautiful white acts - they always manage to win a lot of hearts.

Dorian

Ballet Hiphop Wereldpremière
11 15 17 19 November

In these days of selfies and the ever-present craving for a smooth and successful life, Oscar Wilde’s 1891 book 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' is chillingly topical. Choreographers Ernst Meisner and Marco Gerris drew on Wilde’s novel as the basis for their third joint choreography. Be amazed by this invigorating, modern dance performance for all ages that brings together ballet and hiphop.

December 2020

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

Ballet Classic Family
09 10 12 13 16 18 21 23 24 26 27 29 30 31 December

Make sure you have the most beautiful places in 2020 at the cheaper rate of 2019!  

Because of the overwhelming success in 2019, The Nutcracker & The Mouse King will return in 2020. Tickets have been made available early for 10, 16 and 18 December 2020.

January 2021

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

Ballet Classic Family
01 02 January

Make sure you have the most beautiful places in 2020 at the cheaper rate of 2019!  

Because of the overwhelming success in 2019, The Nutcracker & The Mouse King will return in 2020. Tickets have been made available early for 10, 16 and 18 December 2020.

February 2021

Stravinsky Fairy Tales

Ballet stravinsky Classic
09 11 12 13 16 18 19 21 24 28 February

The most important contemporary classical ballet choreographer, Alexei Ratmansky, made two brilliant ballet fairy tales to music by Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss and Firebird. Rousing group scenes, brilliant pointe variations and majestic music drag you right through drama and suffering to the 'happy end'.

March 2021

Dorian

Ballet Hiphop Wereldpremière
02 03 07 11 16 17 19 March

In these days of selfies and the ever-present craving for a smooth and successful life, Oscar Wilde’s 1891 book 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' is chillingly topical. Choreographers Ernst Meisner and Marco Gerris drew on Wilde’s novel as the basis for their third joint choreography. Be amazed by this invigorating, modern dance performance for all ages that brings together ballet and hiphop.

Oedipus Rex / From ‘Antigone’

Opera Ballet stravinsky
10 12 14 16 18 21 23 27 March

Opera and ballet join forces for this new production of Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex. In this unique artistic collaboration, the British choreographer and director Wayne McGregor bridges the world of classical tragedy with the language of contemporary ballet and 20th- and 21st-century music. Composer Samy Moussa wrote a penetrating and poignant response to Stravinsky’s masterpiece.

April 2021

Onegin

Ballet Classic Drama
02 03 07 10 11 30 April

John Cranko created one of the greatest love dramas in ballet history. Early love and broken hearts in an incredible choreographic richness make Onegin at least as compelling as Giselle and Swan Lake.

May 2021

Onegin

Ballet Classic Drama
03 05 07 11 13 May

John Cranko created one of the greatest love dramas in ballet history. Early love and broken hearts in an incredible choreographic richness make Onegin at least as compelling as Giselle and Swan Lake.

In the Future

In the Future Junior Company Participatieproject
08 May

2021 marks Dutch National Ballet’s 60th birthday. We’ll celebrate with dance groups from across the Netherlands in a participation project called In the Future.

Nederlands Dans Theater

Dans Modern
13 14 May

This programme brings together four choreographic voices.

June 2021

Stravinsky’s Masterpieces

Ballet stravinsky Modern
14 18 21 25 29 June

During the Holland Festival 2021 we will round off our Stravinsky Year with Stravinsky’s Masterpieces: three enthralling choreographies by Michael Fokine, Krzysztof Pastor and Shen Wei. Exclusively for this programme, Dutch National Ballet will join forces with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, which will perform all three compositions under the baton of the Spanish conductor Gustavo Gimeno.

New Moves 2021

Ballet Talent Experiment
26 June

Like to meet the choreographers of the future? The annual New Moves programme gives the Dutch National Ballet dancers the opportunity to develop their choreographic talent and present their creations to an inquisitive and adventurous audience. Let us surprise you!