December 2019

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

Ballet Classic Family
14 15 17 19 20 21 23 24 25 27 29 30 31 December

A heart-warming fairy-tale ballet to lighten the dark days of winter, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is a choreography by Toer van Schayk and Wayne Eagling based on the Christmas classic, and one of the most successful Dutch theatre productions of all time.

January 2020

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

Ballet Classic Family
01 January

A heart-warming fairy-tale ballet to lighten the dark days of winter, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is a choreography by Toer van Schayk and Wayne Eagling based on the Christmas classic, and one of the most successful Dutch theatre productions of all time.

February 2020

Frida

Ballet Modern World premiere
06 08 11 13 14 15 18 23 25 February

Frida by choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa was inspired by the life story of Frida Kahlo. One of the most intriguing artists of the twentieth century, the Mexican-born Kahlo refused to bow to misfortune, zealously fought taboos and championed women's rights, and painted portraits that became famous the world over.

Giselle

Ballet Classic Love drama
21 26 27 29 February

Giselle is both one of the most romantic works in the classical ballet repertoire as well as among the most demanding, calling for the soloists to cultivate a profound dramatic and emotional empathy with the characters.

March 2020

Giselle

Ballet Classic Love drama
01 03 05 08 March

Giselle is both one of the most romantic works in the classical ballet repertoire as well as among the most demanding, calling for the soloists to cultivate a profound dramatic and emotional empathy with the characters.

April 2020

Four Seasons

Ballet Modern Art
04 07 09 11 12 14 16 19 April

In Four Seasons Dutch National Ballet presents the state of the art in today’s dance landscape, with three new creations by three world-class choreographers. Injecting classical ballet techniques with new influences and impulses, they reveal just how electrifying, edgy and inventive twenty-first century academic ballet can be.

May 2020

Schmetterling

Dance Nederlands Dans Theater
14 15 May

Rounding of our anniversary season and Paul Lightfoot’s tenure as Artistic Director, NDT presents  Schmetterling.

June 2020

International Young Patrons Gala

Opera Ballet
05 June

On Friday 5 June 2020, the Young Patrons Circle of Dutch National Opera & Ballet will host the fourth edition of the annual International Young Patrons Gala.

Beethoven

Ballet Modern Holland Festival
11 12 13 17 19 21 24 June

At the 2020 Holland Festival, Dutch National Ballet will present the world premiere of Beethoven. George Balanchine once remarked that ‘Dance should leave Beethoven well alone – there’s no choreographing to his music’. But plenty of choreographers have since proved him false. Making ballet to Beethoven may not be easy, but the results are sensational! In honour of his 250th birthday, Dutch National Ballet presents two masterpieces and one new creation inspired by the grand master’s music.