Dutch National Ballet presents

The little big chest junior company

This show was to been seen in October 2018

Dance performance for children ages 4 to 6

The little big chest is a dance production for children between the ages of 4 and 6 and offers a perfect introduction to classic and contemporary ballet.

The little big chest tells the story of children who discover a magical chest in the attic and unlock a marvellous dance adventure. Premièring very successfully in 2010, this choreography by Ernst Meisner, danced by one male and two female Junior Company dancers, is Dutch National Ballet’s first production for children.

The story of the little big chest

What happens when a book is so thrilling that the story seems real? And what happens when the chest suddenly begins to move?

Up in an attic, a girl sits alone with nothing to do. Leaning back against a big chest, she suddenly hears an odd noise. Out from the chest pop two imaginary playmates! They concoct a plan. They’ll create something big... A place to play... A place to dance... A place where you be anything you want. What will it be?

Ernst Meisner
Alastair Broadley


The little big chest is in the Odeonzaal in the National Opera & Ballet. The entrance is between the even and odd wardrobes of the theatre. The Odeonzaal is accessible by stairs or elevator.


Are you a real ballet fan? Then colour this page! It is very simple. Download it, print it and colour it with your very best colours. Submit your colouring page to one of our theatre staff after the performance and receive a real The little big chest poster.