Children’s parties!

For children between the ages of six and eleven, there are two special theatrical guided tours available: the building’s hidden treasures form the backdrop for a journey of discovery through the theatre. Perfect for birthdays and other children’s parties.


‘Tracking and trailing’ is a new guided tour of the theatre for groups aged 6 to 13. 

The concept is simple and can be adjusted to suit the age group: during all the hectic preparations for a production, an important prop has been lost. Moreover, the tour guide (either singing or dancing) does not know the route through the building very well yet. The route through the building is followed by using a map. By chance, the prop is found and the quest ends up in the tuning room, where the tour is rounded off by dancing or singing.

The definitive map can be taken home as a souvenir. 


Josefine works as a cleaner at Dutch National Opera & Ballet. Every day she diligently scrubs the floors and polishes with her dust cloth. She dreams of someday appearing on stage herself, becoming a star. One day, a group of children arrive at the door. Josefine gathers her courage and decides to let them in to show them around the backstage. She knows this building better than anyone. And who knows, maybe the children can help turn her dream of becoming a star into a reality.

These both are exciting journeys of discovery through the theatre. You can choose between an opera and a ballet guided-tour.  At the conclusion of the tour, the children will have a chance to either sing or dance themselves.

Duration: about 1.5 hours

Cost: €75 for a group of 15 children; €4 per extra child

For more information about guided tours and applying for a registration form, please contact us at 020 551 8103 or