Dutch National Opera & Ballet offers various spaces for each event. Check out the spaces below or contact our sales & events department for advice and site inspections.

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

T: +31(0)20 - 551 8123
E: [email protected]

Find the floor plans and the general terms & conditions here

 

Auditorium

Auditorium

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

Theaterzaal

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. The impressive starry ceiling is an artwork by Peter Struycken comprising 500 computer-controlled lights. The stage can be equipped with a large projection screen and can, of course, be set up in many other creative ways. Surprise your guests by using scenery or incorporating an opera or ballet performance into your event!

The adjoining foyers overlooking the Amstel River and Skinny Bridge are included if you rent the auditorium.

Read more about the auditorium and its technical specifications.

Maximum number of guests:
Theatre (spread over three levels): 1600
Seated dinner on stage: 300

Foyer

Foyers and Entresol

De foyers offer a Panoramic view over the Amstel River and the 'Magere Brug' (Skinny Bridge). Spread over three levels, there is room for groups of up to 1600 guests. During an event 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.

Foyers en Entresol

The theatre features spacious foyers with a stunning view over the Amstel River and Skinny Bridge. The foyer is spread over three levels that can also be rented separately for smaller events or groups. Enjoy Amsterdams finest canal houses whilst enjoying a reception. If the weather allows us, we can open the balconies or semi-private terrace in the adjoining entresol. There are multiple monitors that can be used to show your own content, both informative and decorative.

Maximum number of guests when used combined:

Theatre: 250 
Reception: 1600
Seated dinner: 1000

Number of square meters: 2900

Foyer - stalls level

The stalls foyer has three fitted bars and is ideally suited to a reception, party, trade fair, presentation or dinner. Smaller groups attending a performance can also use parts of the foyer for a private reception in the interval. 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 (impression here). 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 your guests the opportunity to buy a souvenir of the performance or event.

Maximum number of guests:

Theatre: 250 
Reception: 1000
Seated dinner: 450 
 

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 and plenty of seating for your guests. These foyers can be used separately or in combination with the stalls foyer. The 1st balcony foyer also has access to the exclusive VIP-room, where the theatre receives its important guests, which is suitable for a meet & greet, a press conference or a private drinks party. Going up a level to the 2nd balcony foyer extends your view even further along the River Amstel!

Maximum number of guests:

Theatre: 150 each
Reception: 400 each
Seated dinner: 300 each
 

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. The entresol is an ideal space for a reception, smaller presentation or dinner. It can be used separately or in combination with the adjoining foyers. An adjoining semi-private terrace is available on request.

Maximum number of guests:

Theatre: 120 
Reception: 150 
Seated dinner: 70 
 

Number of square meters: 165

Entresol
Odeonzaal

Odeonzaal

A private room of 325 m2 suitable for various events such as presentations, dinners, workshops and life style events!

De Odeonzaal

The Odeonzaal 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. The raised sections at the sides enable a stage space to be built and stimulate creativity. The room is suited to many options, including a presentation, reception, afterparty, fashion show, exclusive dinner or workshop!

Maximum number of guests:

Theatre: 200
Reception: 350
Seated dinner: 150

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

De naam zegt het al, hier ontvangt het theater haar belangrijke gasten waaronder leden van het Koninklijk Huis, maar ook sterren die hebben mogen schitteren in een van de vele producties. Kenmerkend zijn de grote kroonluchter en spiegelwand die de ruimte een eigen karakter geven. De VIP-room heeft een eigen kleine pantry, garderobe en toiletten. De VIP-room wordt veelal gebruikt gebruikt voor exclusieve ontvangsten voorafgaand of na afloop van een voorstelling. Op aanvraag kan de ruimte ook worden voorzien van middelen voor een presentatie of vergadering. Een exclusief diner voor een select gezelschap behoort tot slot ook tot de mogelijkheden.

Maximaal aantal personen:

Theater: 30
Receptie: 25
Diner: 16

Aantal vierkante meter: 40

Balletstudio

Studios

The studios of Dutch National 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. But when the dancers and singers are not using these spaces, you can receive your guests at the very heart of our theatre. Enjoy the full backstage experience and link your own event or a themed workshop to one of the art forms. You can complete your backstage experience with a guided tour of the theatre that gives a unique glimpse behind the scenes. The studios vary in capacity and are available on request.

Maximum number of guests: 
On request and depending on the studio.

More information & contact

Contact our sales & events department for more information or a site inspection

T: +31(0)20 - 551 8123
E: [email protected]

 

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. The spaces in the decoratelier vary in capacity and are available on request The location can be equipped with lighting, sound and catering to suit your event. We can arrange everything for you – from transport to a customised programme that can also include watching one of our performances!

Maximum number of guests:
On request.

More information & contact
Contact our sales & events department for more information or a site inspection

T: +31(0)20 - 551 8123
E: [email protected]