What are the Giving Circles?

Culture lovers who have a warm heart for ballet can support Dutch National Ballet by joining the Geefkringen. You then agree to donate an amount of at least € 1,000 annually for at least five years. Thanks to a tax benefit, you can get up to about half of your donation back from the tax authorities and you become a member of a Geefkring (net) for less than € 30 per month.
Gift circle members make a significant contribution to Dutch National Ballet. As a thank you, we like to involve you as a member of the Giving Circle very close to our company and our dancers.

Dutch National Ballet: Echoes of Tomorrow

As a Giving Circle member you are welcome at special activities behind the scenes, you have the opportunity to meet the dancers in person, receive our Friends magazine and receive priority when selling tickets and discounts in the National Opera & Ballet shop. As a Gving Circle member, you can indicate what you want your contribution to benefit from.

Four involved Giving Circles

Corps de Ballet Circle

From €1,000 annually
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes activities
  • Priority ticket sales
  • Invitation to the Season Preview Party

Coryphee Circle

From €5,000 annually
  • Special cloakroom service
  • You are welcome at the intermission and premiere drinks
  • A tour behind the scenes
  • An annual lunch with the management
  • Plus all Corps de Ballet Circle privileges

Soloist Circle

From €10,000 annually
  • You are welcome to the annual Ballet Diner
  • You will meet the new dancers personally
  • Plus all the privileges of Giving Circle Coryphees

Prima Ballerina Circle

From €25,000 annually
  • You determine the purpose of your donation yourself
  • The ability to follow the artistic process of a production
  • A personal event around a ballet of your choice
  • Plus all the privileges of Giving Circle Soloists

Contact us

Nadja van Deursen
Nadja van Deursen
Manager Private Fundraising Dutch National Ballet
Why they support Dutch National Ballet

"Ballet is an unimaginable combination of top sport and art, it is clever and beautiful. The National Ballet could use a little push. It is unique that such a small country has such a grand ballet that is among the best in the world."

- Otto & Marieke Waterlander

"Besides the great performances, I enjoy the convenience of ordering the best seats in the theater. By using the special ticket service for Giving Circle members. It is no longer possible to order too late and miss tickets, wonderful!"

- Frederik Redelé

"For us, watching ballet is the ultimate way of relaxation. Every time we are impressed by the level of Dutch National Ballet. If you look at the time and energy that the dancers give, I think it is important to contribute as well."

- Erik van Duijn & Jan Willem Grandia