Workshops and tours temporarily not possible

Due to the corona measures, we are temporarily not able to organise workshops or guided tours in our theatre.

Dancing children

Magic and mice

Create your own version of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King in only one afternoon!

Available for children from 4 to 6 and from 6 to 12 years old. 

Magic and mice

Dancing children

Exciting story

Create your own version of the ballet The Nutcracker and the Mouse King in only one afternoon. This famous fairytale ballet with music by Tchaikovsky tells the story of Clara, who receives  a Nutcracker doll as a gift on 'Sinterklaas' Eve. When Clara goes to sleep, she dances with the Nutcracker in her dream. But then they are attacked by the Mouse King and his army of mice. Clara and her Nutcracker manage to escape via a magic lantern. They end up in a magical world and travel along distant countries...

Introduction to ballet

During this workshop, the children bring the story to life together. In a short time, they get to know the various aspects of ballet: from practising to empathising and from fitting costumes to presenting to music. For those who want to, there are pointe shoes to try out for themselves!

Theatre lights and costumes

The workshop takes place in of the studios of Dutch Nationale Opera & Ballet, with lights and costumes. The children will be guided by a professional dance teacher.

Practical information

Age: The workshop is offered in a version for children aged 4 to 6 and in a version for children aged 6 to 12.
Duration: Approximately two hours
Costs: € 250 for 15 children, €8 per extra child (max. 20 children). 
The costs include a drink (more extensive treat: price on request)
Clothing: For this workshop it is important that the children bring their own training or gym clothes.

Information and reservation: send an e-mail to educatie@operaballet.nl or call +3120 551 8307

PLEASE NOTE: The workshop is in Dutch but can be done in English on request. Please make sure to mention this explicitly in your booking. 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current corona measures, we cannot offer this workshop at the moment.

Singing children

The Little Mermaid

Create your own opera version of the fairy tale of The Little Mermaid in an afternoon.

For children from 6 to 12 years old.

De kleine zeemeermin

Singing children

The story

It is a full moon. All the mermaids are dancing by the lake, except little Rusalka. She is sitting on the shore, grieving because she has fallen madly in love with a human prince. Maybe the witch Jezibaba can help? This evil witch transforms Rusalka into a girl with legs, but takes away her voice and casts a curse. Will Rusalka succeed in conquering her prince?

Singing and dancing

This workshop uses music from the opera Rusalka by Dvořák, alternating with music by, among others, Mozart, Handel and Verdi. All aspects of opera are dealt with: acting, singing, directing and presenting. The children play a dying prince and sing a beautiful Moon Song. They dance like mermaids and use their bodies as percussion instruments.

Theatre lights and costumes

The workshop takes place in of the studios of Dutch Nationale Opera & Ballet, with lights and costumes.  A singing & acting teacher and a pianist accompany the children during this musical theatre adventure.

Practical information

Age: The workshop is available for children aged 6 to 12.
Duration: Approximately two hours
Costs: € 250 for 15 children, €8 per extra child (max. 20 children). 
The costs include a drink (more extensive treat: price on request)

Information and reservation: send an e-mail to educatie@operaballet.nl or call +3120 551 8307

PLEASE NOTE: The workshop is in Dutch but can be done in English on request. Please make sure to mention this explicitly in your booking. 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current corona measures, we cannot offer this workshop at the moment.

Children with guide in the theatre

A scavanger hunt in our theatre

A festive, theatrical tour throughout Dutch National Opera & Ballet.

Available for children from 4 to 6 and from 6 to 12 years old. 

Spoorzoeken in het theater

A scavanger hunt in our theatre

THIS TOUR IS TEMPORARILY NOT AVAILABLE

Because of the adjustments Dutch National Opera & Ballet is forced to make due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we temporarily cannot offer this tour .

A journey of discovery through our theatre

Discover the secrets of Dutch National Opera & Ballet and step into the shoes of a dancer or singer...

De guided tour 'Tracking and Tracing in the Theatre' is an exciting journey of discovery through the theatre's treasure chambers for children aged 4 to 6 and 6 to 12. You can choose between an opera or a ballet version.

There's always lots to do at Dutch National Opera & Ballet. Today, in all the commotion, an important prop has gone missing! With a map full of clues, an adventurous quest is held through the theatre. To complete the hunt, you'll also have to sing or dance!

Practical information

Duration: approximately 90 minutes
Costs: € 75 per group of 15 children, € 4 per extra child

More information: call +3120 551 8103 (from Monday to Thursday 10 AM - 12.00 PM) or send an e-mail to rondleidingen@operaballet.nl.

PLEASE NOTE: The tour is in Dutch but can be done in English on request. Please make sure to mention this explicitly in your booking. 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current corona measures, we cannot offer this workshop at the moment.