Friends activities

Attend daily training sessions

Tuesday 18 April and Friday 2 June 2023

Friends are welcome to attend a private training of the dancers in one of our ballet studios. You can sign up for either date.

  • Location: Dutch National Opera & Ballet
  • 18 April: 11:00 - 12:15
  • 2 June: 10:00 - 11:15 and 11:00 - 12:15
  • Free admission

Young Talent Event

Friday 6 October 2023

We are pleased to introduce the new young talents of the Junior Company and Dutch National Opera Studio to you.

  • Friday 6 October: 15:30-19:00 

Unfortunately, the Friends' magazine listed the wrong date. The above information is correct.

Dress rehearsal Giselle

Wednesday 11 October 2023

We would like to offer you the opportunity to attend the dress rehearsal of this beautiful classical-romantic ballet. 

  • Location: National Opera & Ballet, main entrance, Great Hall
  • Wednesday 11 October: 20.15 - 22.45 hours
  • Price: €25

Black Achievement Month

Sunday 15 October 2023

Dutch National Ballet shows a programme of diverse choreography during Black Achievement Month.

  • Location: Dutch National Opera & Ballet Foyer
  • Sunday 15 October: 20.00 - 21.00 hours 
  • Price: €17.00, guests welcome

Ballet diner

Monday 16 October 2023

Exclusive to Giving circles Soloists and Prima Ballerinas

Our biggest donors are welcome to attend this spectacular behind-the-scenes dinner at our theatre, with our dancers of course not missing. 

  • Monday 16 October: 6 p.m. - 10.30 p.m.

By invitation

Alexandra Radius & Han Ebbelaar

Sunday 12 November 2023

The royal dancing couple of the Netherlands will look back on their lives and dance careers, based on the book Levensdans (Dance of Life). Of course, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and buy a signed copy of the book. 

  • Sunday 12 November: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Price: €10, guests welcome

Ballet in the Alps

Thursday 23 - Tuesday 28 November 2023

Switzerland, the Roman Helvetia, is well-known for its breathtaking Alpine scenery. Those who trek through Switzerland's mountain pass walk in the footsteps of Caesar, Goethe, and Napoleon. It owes its rich ballet landscape to the influx of dancers and choreographers during the First and Second World Wars. Switzerland now has seven ballet companies and renowned choreographers such as Heinz Spoerli, Martin Schläpfer, and Christian Spuck.

This ballet tour takes you to the two largest Helvetic ballet companies, as well as renowned ballet schools and the contemporary dance scene.

Folk dance class Raymonda

Friday 1 December 2023

You are welcome to a private rehearsal for the folk dance scene from the ballet Raymonda.

  • Location: National Opera & Ballet, via artist entrance
  • Friday, December 1: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Price: €12.50

Behind the scenes Tour

Sunday 18 June 2023

New Friends are welcome to a behind-the-scenes tour of Dutch National Ballet. After the tour, you will attend part of the dancers' daily training in one of the ballet studios.

  • Location: Dutch National Opera & Ballet
  • 10:30 - 13:00
  • Free admission


Interested in attending one of these activities?

Friends, Family Friends, Golden Friends and members of the Giving Circles have exclusive access to the Friends activities.