Support > Friends
The more Friends, the merrier!
This also applies to an international top company like Nederlands Dans Theater. The larger the number of Friends, the more we can support the company. This mental support is and will always be extremely valuable.
Of course, friendship cannot be expressed in terms of money, but the financial support the Friends give is also important. The more financial support, the more we can realise those things that otherwise would have to be left undone. Like stimulating young choreographic talent, a task that Nederlands Dans Theater considers to be one of its biggest responsibilities.
‘Switch’, formerly the Choreography Workshop, and the programme ‘UpComing Choreographers’ are realised with support from the Friends. In addition, the Friends take care of things like beautiful studio photography of all world premieres and Erwin Olaf’s photography for the ‘Challenging Dance’ campaign, and projects for the dancers personally like a modernised fitness room and professional recording and audio equipment.
For less than a euro a week you can call yourself a Friend and join the almost 1300 Friends of Nederlands Dans Theater. Your friendship opens doors to you that would normally stay closed to the public. At a special Friend’s rate you can see dress rehearsals and attend a Saturday morning class.
You also receive a discount on exclusive items at the Friends desk. In addition, you will be given priority booking of a new season’s subscriptions.
Do you hold the company dear and want to join the Friends? Then fill in the application form or come along to the Friends desk at the Lucent Danstheater during performance nights.
Registration form (in Dutch)
Friends contribution 2012/2013
Regular: € 50 per year
Partner of the same address: € 25 per year
Friends Nederlands Dans Theater
P.O. Box 333
2501 CH The Hague
tel. +31 - 6 - 269 785 67
Frequently asked questions
Do you have any questions about your Friendship? Here you will find a list of the most frequently asked questions.
How do I become a Friend of Nederlands Dans Theater?
I haven’t received a Friends pass yet, but I have paid.
That is correct. From season 2011-2012 on we do not use the Friends pass anymore. You are registered as Friend both at the box office of Lucent Danstheater and at Nederlands Dans heater itself. The pass is not needed anymore.
I would like to see the dress rehearsal, but am not registered as a Friend at the box office.
If you registered as a Friend just before a dress rehearsal, it can happen that the box office doesn’t know about this yet. If you let us know by telephone (+31 70 88 00 100) or email, we will inform the box office of your application.
Where can I find information on forthcoming Friends’ activities?
The Friends’ activities are announced on this website, via (digital) mailing and in the Friends’ newsletter NuDiT.
Can I bring one or more guests to a Friends’ activity?
With a Friend’s partner contribution you can bring one guest.
How do I know whether my name is down for a Friends’ activity?
You will always receive a reply to your application. When allocating the places for the Saturday morning classes, priority is given to Friends who have never before attended a class, or long ago.
I would like to do more than just be a Friend and support Nederlands Dans Theater with a larger amount. How do I do this?
We very much appreciate that you’re considering stepping up your support to Nederlands Dans Theater. You can read all about (tax deductible) donations to the Friends fund here.
How does the Friends year run?
Just like the company itself, the Friends work in theatre seasons: from 1 September till 31 August.
How do I cancel my Friendship?
If you want to cancel your Friendship, you can let us know with a letter or via email. You can cancel at the end of a Friendship year (31 August). You will receive a confirmation of your cancellation.
Do you have any other questions? Please send us an email.
Contact the Friends
The Friends coordinator is Monique Velders. You can contact her for administrative matters via email email@example.com
T +31 - 70 - 88 00 100
For general information or apply to activities you can contact us via: E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Claudy Lubbers - interim chairman / treasurer
Christien Scowcroft - secretary
Huib van de Burgt
Robert van Leer
Activities for Friends
Nederlands Dans Theater gladly invites its Friends home. With your Friendship, doors that are normally closed to the public are opened for you. Thus for instance you can watch a class of the dancers, or attend a dress rehearsal.
The Friends of Nederlands Dans Theater can attend the following dress rehearsal:8 May NDT 1 Programme V. Friends can reserve tickets for these dress rehearsals at the box-office of the Lucent Danstheater (070 - 88 00 333). The ticket price is € 17.50 (inclusive of drinks before and after the rehearsal and cloakroom). The dress rehearsal begins at 7:00 pm.
Friends are very important to Nederlands Dans Theater. For the past 33 years, our Friends have offered mental and financial support for all sorts of purposes within our company.