Corona update

Coronavirus: CANCELLATIONS DUE TO TIGHTENED MEASURES 14-10-2020

CORONA UPDATE 19-10-2020 12:00

Goud! postponed

Due to the tightened corona measures that were announced on Tuesday 13 October, we are sorry to inform you that the performances of Goud! are postponed to a yet unknown moment.

We will perform all ticker purchasers of further developments by email. We hope for your understanding and we want to thank you very much for the trust you have placed in us. We are happy to be there for you and we know you support us as well. In these difficult times, art connects us even more. We have been working hard on a new programming and will continue to do so, with our eye on a future in which theaters can be filled again.

 

CORONA UPDATE 14-10-2020 10:00

CANCELLATIONS DUE TO TIGHTENED CORONA MEASURES

Due to the newly tightened corona measures, we, as a theater, can only welcome 30 visitors per activity in the next four weeks until 11 November. Unfortunately, this has consequences for the upcoming performances:

Ritratto – is cancelled completely
Back to Ballet classic – is cancelled completely
Back to Ballet contemporary – Is cancelled until 11 November
Dancing Diversity (BAM) – is cancelled
Le nozze di Figaro foyeravond – still unknown
Le nozze di Figaro – Is cancelled until 11 November

We are currently investigating whether OFFSpring and the family show Goud! can continue, as these are performances with a maximum capacity of 30 visitors. 

Not cancelled

Kriebel – maximum of 30 people

Uncertainty about performances after 11 November

Unfortunately, there is still uncertainty about the performances that are planned to take place after 11 November. As soon as we know more, this will be announced.

We will perform all ticker purchasers of further developments by email.

We hope for your understanding and we want to thank you very much for the trust you have placed in us. We are happy to be there for you and we know you support us as well. In these difficult times, art connects us even more. We have been working hard on a new programming and will continue to do so, with our eye on a future in which theaters can be filled again.

CORONA UPDATE 30-09-2020 16:30 hrs

Exemption for Dutch National Opera & Ballet

We are pleased to announce that Dutch National Opera & Ballet has received an exemption from the City of Amsterdam as to the maximum allowed amount of visitors. We can now receive 250 visitors per activity. This measure from the municipality will remain in force until 19 October. This means that for now that the performances of Ritratto, Back to Ballet and the Black Achievement Month evening of Dutch National Opera are set to take place as planned. For some performances more than 250 tickets have already been sold. We are still looking for a solution for this and will contact ticket buyers by e-mail.

 

CORONA UPDATE 30-09-2020 11:00 hrs

Awaiting decision from municipality and safety region

In order to combat Covid-19, the government has announced additional measures which took effect yesterday. Part of the measures entails a maximum of 30 people in indoor areas. Cultural institutions may be exempted from this measure by the head of the safety region. At the moment, Dutch National Opera & Ballet is still awaiting a decision of the municipality of Amsterdam. As soon as we know more, we will communicate this on all our channels.

Mouth masks

The City of Amsterdam strongly advises the wearing of mouth masks in indoor areas as well. Dutch National Opera & Ballet follows this advice. Wearing a mouth shield is compulsory during a performance visit to our theatre. Once in your seat, you may remove your mouth maks. 

 

CORONA UPDATE 29-09-2020 16:45 hrs

Cancellation performances of 29 September
In order to combat Covid-19, the government has announced additional measures which will take effect at 6 p.m. this evening. As part of these measures, no more than 30 people are allowed to gather in an indoor area. The cultural sector has tried to obtain an exemption from these measures. However, the City of Amsterdam has just decided that there will be no exemptions for tonight. Unfortunately, this means that we have to cancel tonight’s performances of Dancing Apart Together and Live.

Live and sections of Dancing Apart Together have been recorded. From 3 October you can watch Dancing Apart Together for free at operaballet.nl/online. From 10 October, ticket holders for tonight's performance of Live can also watch Live for free with a voucher code which will be communicated via email. For more information on the streams, see operaballet.nl/online.

 

Update 29-09-2020

Pending decision

In order to combat Covid-19, the government has announced extra measures that will take effect tonight (29-09-2020) at 18:00. Amongst other things, from tonight at 18:00 no more than 30 people are allowed to gather in one space. However, chairs of safety regions can make exceptions for institutions of cultural importance. We are assuming that, as a theater, we qualify for this exception and that we can, therefore, continue our performances of tonight with the current group size (maximum capacity at a distance of 1,5 meters).

If this is not the case, we will inform you this afternoon between 16:00 and 16:30 via this page, email and our social media channels. We kindly ask you to wait until this time with any questions you may have.

Is it safe to visit Dutch National Opera & Ballet?

Our Covid-19 protocol is designed to guarantee that your visit to Dutch National Opera & Ballet is as safe as possible. Even with the announced extra measures, this protocol is still up to date and safe. Read more about a safe visit here

I would rather not come to the theater right now. What should I do?

You can contact the box office of Dutch National Opera & Ballet via kassa@operaballet.nl or 020 6255 455. We will help you find a suitable solution. 

Do I have to wear a mouth mask when I visit Dutch National Opera & Ballet?

Right now, we are investigating whether we will follow this advice from the local government. We will inform you about this decision as soon as possible. 

UPDATE 10-09-2020

Welcome back

Alternative programme autumn 2020

The Dutch National Opera & Ballet reopened in September with an alternative programme for opera and ballet. With plenty of room for new creations by promising talent. Safety is being considered: we have taken various measures to ensure the 1.5-metre distance. Read more about a safe visit and about the alternative programming:

Safe visit

Alternative programme

UPDATE 26-06-2020

Cancellation of some productions autumn 2020
A new alternative programming is currently being prepared for the autumn. A number of the regular productions for this autumn have already been cancelled. Under the current circumstances it is not possible to create and present them. For Dutch National Opera, as already mentioned, these are Mefistofele and Innocence, and for Dutch National Ballet, the Gala, La Bayadère, Dorian and the touring programme of Modern Masters.

Subscriptions
These cancellations also have consequences for our subscriptions. Subscription holders have been informed that their subscription has been cancelled for the first half of the season, until January. For the alternative programming during the autumn season, season ticket holders will be the first to purchase separate tickets. The subscription for Dutch National Opera is again valid from January 2021. Dutch National Ballet linked a new programme with a new subscription from January.

More information:
Ballet from '21: programme and subscription 

UPDATE 15-06-2020

Due to the measures currently in place against the further spread of the coronavirus, two productions by the National Opera will unfortunately not be able to go ahead this autumn: Mefistofele and Innocence. Not only are we not yet able to receive a large audience in our theatre, but in the current circumstances it is not possible for all the artists, especially the singers, to rehearse together.

UPDATE 28-05-2020

Ticket sales season 2020-2021
Due to the current rules in force to combat the Corona virus, the single ticket sales of the productions have been postponed this autumn until further notice. Keep an eye on our site and newsletter for updates.

UPDATE 06-05-2020

The management of National Opera & Ballet (NO&B) recently decided to continue paying freelancers, with a maximum monthly amount, until the end of this season (end of June). Read more here.

 

UPDATE 30-04-2020

The government’s decision to ban temporarily events and gatherings until 1 June 2020, in order to combat the spread of the coronavirus, means that Dutch National Opera & Ballet will be closed until that date. The health and safety of our employees, dancers and singers is of vital importance, which is why Dutch National Opera & Ballet has decided, in accordance with the RIVM advice, that everyone works from home from now on.

Ticket buyers of cancelled performances

Until now, most of the ticket buyers have received an email about the processing of all cancelled performances. People who do not have an e-mail address will be contacted by our box office about the possibilities. We will do our best to inform you as well as possible. It may be that our e-mail to ticket buyers has ended up in the 'spam' or 'junk' folder of your inbox. For this reason, we advise card buyers to check the spam folder for messages from Dutch National Opera & Ballet. If you can't find it there either, contact us at kassa@operaballet.nl or fill in this form. Given the size and complexity of this administrative task, it could take some time. We therefore hope for your patience and understanding.

Support Dutch National Opera & Ballet
As you understand, the measures regarding the coronavirus have a major impact on our opera and ballet company. Would you like to support Dutch National Opera & Ballet? You can choose to donate the restitution amount to the National Opera & Ballet Foundation. You can also choose to make a one-time donation. With your donation you support our theatre, our singers and dancers, and all other artists and employees during this difficult period. The National Opera & Ballet Foundation is a cultural ANBI, which means that your donation may provide you with additional tax benefits associated with gifts.

Save your ticket, enjoy later
We are also happy to offer you the opportunity to convert your tickets into a voucher. With the voucher you can enjoy an opera or ballet performance of your choice at a later time. The voucher is valid for 13 months after issue. As soon as we know more about the impact of the coronavirus on season 2020-2021, we will inform you.

SUBSCRIPTIONS 2020 – 2021

Subscription holders for season 2020 - 2021 will soon receive an overview of their season tickets, ordered opera books and other articles.
Given the measures surrounding the Corona virus, there is still a great deal of uncertainty about the 2020 - 2021 season. For this reason, collection will not take place until further notice.
We are working really hard at this moment to set up the new season. Subscribers will be informed first of any changes. If you have any questions or comments about your order, please contact us at abonnement@operaballet.nl.

FAQ
If you have any questions, please look here:

FAQ - refund

Note: did you buy tickets for New Moves or the Junior Company tour production Unboxing Ballet 2 or Grimm? Please contact the theatre concerned. 

Dutch National Opera & Ballet supports the campaign ‘Save your ticket, enjoy later’.

We hope for your understanding of this extraordinary situation and hope to welcome you back to Dutch National Opera & Ballet soon. In the meanwhile we invite you to our online platform where you can watch streams of performances, join a ballet class, watch videos, play quizzes and so on: Keep Singing and Dancing

Yours sincerely,

Dutch National Opera & Ballet

Els van der Plas
General Director
Sophie de Lint
Director Dutch National Opera
Ted Brandsen
Director Dutch National Ballet