Studio Boekman: dreaming big in a small setting
Incredible! Within two weeks, we managed to reach our goal amount of €40.000 for the new seats in Studio Boekman. It's fantastic that so many donors want to contribute to the renovation of our smallest theatre. Thanks to your enthusiasm and donations, we are able to increase our goal amount by €25.000. With this extra amount we can ensure that the quality, and thus the durability, of the new seats will be even better. For example, we can choose higher quality fabrics for the seats, and higher quality materials for the stairs and flooring. In addition, this increased amount will give us the opportunity to invest in booster seats, and separate seating for children. With these extra possibilities we will be able to create different seating layouts within the theatre. Will you help create seating for even more visitors? Every donation counts!
Help us transform Dutch National Opera & Ballet's smallest theatre!
At Dutch National Opera & Ballet, we’ve dreamed of adding a small theatre to our home of opera and ballet on the Waterlooplein for years. And this season, you can help make this dream come true. Our current smaller theatre, the Boekmanzaal, will be transformed into a brand new space: Studio Boekman, in the new year. With this transformation we create a stage for up-and-coming talent, and a place where diverse audiences can come together to enjoy innovative programming and experimental performances. An important part of these plans is to build a comfortable new seating area for our audience. This is where we need your help!
A small theatre with grand ambitions
In Studio Boekman’s intimate setting, we plan to explore the unknown with an open mind as we engage in exciting partnerships. We’ll invite young theatremakers, choreographers, writers, thinkers, singers and composers to take to the stage and tell their stories. Our ambition is to create a venue where everyone feels at home and that it is a comfortable place to be, both for regular visitors and for people who are only just discovering cultural pursuits. We envision a place where people can enjoy special events, listen to new stories and experience surprising forms of presentation that will make them see opera and ballet in an entirely different light. The renewed small theatre will give audiences an up-close look at how theatremakers and artists train, rehearse and experiment, and at how opera, ballet and other art forms overlap and intersect.
Can we count on your support?
But before we can welcome guests to the renewed small theatre, the Boekmanzaal in its current state needs a transformation. To turn it into a true theatre, its flooring, partitioning and ceilings will be changed and the space will be outfitted with dressing rooms, lighting, lifting equipment and a lobby. We’ve managed to secure funding for the major renovation works, but we need your help to fund the new seating area. We kindly ask you to support us in raising the last 40.000 euros. Please donate now and help us build the small theatre of our dreams. Thank you! Your donation is greatly appreciated.