You can support Dutch National Ballet by becoming a Friend. It's not just a gesture: you also receive a lot in return. Friends receive special treatment. You will be following in the footsteps of over two thousand lovers of the dance who have preceded you.

Not just a gesture

There are many good reasons to become a Friend: you will be contributing to maintaining the production of wonderful, new performances and helping to keep ballet alive for yourself, your children, and your grandchildren; you will be supporting the dancers in their development; and you will be able to read about Dutch National Ballet in the special Friend’s magazine and will receive a unique look behind the scenes. Many fans of ballet also enjoy the social component of being a Friend: Friends regularly get together at the many organised activities.

Two sorts of Friends

You may choose from two sorts of Friends, each with its own set of benefits; we want to assure you, however, that each and every one of our Friends is very special to us!

Friend (€50 a year for 1 person)

  • 3 x a year you receive the special Friend’s magazine
  • invitations to various special activities
  • assistance by telephone before the start of season’s ticket sales
  • 10% discount on all items for sale in the shop of National Opera & Ballet

For just €30 extra, you may make your partner or a child living at your address a Family Friend. Family Friends also have access to Friend’s activities and receive their very own pass.

Golden Friend (€200 a year for 2 persons)

  • enjoy all the privileges of the Friends (see above)
  • special activities for Golden Friends
  • you are welcome to bring a guest to all activities
  • you will receive personal assistance when reserving tickets
  • you are first to receive the season’s brochure and so can be first to make your selection

Friend’s website

Read more about the special website for Friends or become a Friend:

website for Friends

Become a Friend

If you have any questions, please contact Nadja van Deursen, 020 551 8218 / 


Nadja van Deursen

Particuliere Fondsenwerving
Het Nationale Ballet

  020 551 82 18

Stichting Nationale Opera & Ballet Fonds
rekeningnummer NL09 ABNA 0496 6196 40