Corps de Ballet

Literally, the ‘body of the ballet’ – this largest group of dancers plays a crucial role in performances, without taking the spotlight. With an annual donation of between €1.000 and €5.000 a year for a minimum period of five years, you will become a member of the Corps de Ballet of the Donor Circles.

Special benefits for members of the Corps de Ballet


  • You will receive the informative Friend’s magazine with special background articles about the company, the dancers and the art form


  • If you already have a ticket to a premiere performance, you will receive an invitation for two to the premiere party following the performance in National Opera & Ballet.  The more you give, the more chances you'll receive to take advantage of these possibilities
  • A complimentary drink at performances in National Opera & Ballet
  • A 10% discount on items for sale in the shop of National Opera & Ballet
  • The chance to attend (at your own cost) the annual Donor Circle dinner together with dancers, managing directors, and other patrons
  • The possibility to take part in Friend’s activities and activities organized exclusively for Golden Friends
  • You may bring a guest to all activities of the Friends

Personalised ticket service

  • You will be first to receive the season’s brochure, insuring you have first pick
  • If you have a Free-choice subscription: you may choose from all performance dates when putting your subscription together.  You will receive a further discount of up to 20% on the regular ticket price
  • If you have a series subscription:  if one of the performance dates in you subscription isn’t convenient for you, you may make use of our personal exchange service
  • It is possible to reserve tickets by phone before the start of the regular season’s ticket sales – up until two weeks before the premiere, you will receive direct and personal assistance from a member of Dutch National Ballet staff in reserving a ticket


  • You will receive acknowledgement in the form of a mention (if you so desire) in the publications related to Dutch National Ballet Fund.