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Step into one of The Hague’s stages and discover next season’s performances and cultural activities. Culture makers with their own stage present their program for the 2023-2024 season in their own ‘house’. At the hotspots, several large and smaller culture makers jointly show what they have to offer.

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You can see these culture makers during Spotlight Festival The Hague.

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12:00 -

16:00

Visit the Kloosterkerk!

The Kloosterkerk is a church building from the late Middle Ages on Lange Voorhout in the center of The Hague. Since 1617, the building has been used by the Protestant Church. The church will be open Saturday, Sept. 2, from noon - 4 p.m. for visits, with a flyer market...

12:00 -

20:00

Hotspot Live Loket @ Amare

At the Spotlight Live Counter, participants placed on the Hotspot Amare present themselves with ticket sales/membership recruitment for the upcoming cultural season. So it is the place to buy your tickets for the upcoming season as well. The compact festival site connects the various cultural venues in the city. The...

15:30 -

17:40

Hotspot Live Loket @ Korzo

At the Spotlight Live Counter, participants placed on the Korzo Hotspot present themselves with ticket sales/membership recruitment for the upcoming cultural season. So it is the place to buy your tickets for the upcoming season as well. The compact festival site connects the various cultural venues in the city. The...

13:30 -

16:50

Hotspot Live Loket @ Haags Theaterhuis

At the Spotlight Live Loket, participants placed on the Hotspot Haags Theaterhuis present themselves with ticket sales/membership recruitment for the upcoming cultural season. So it is the place to buy your tickets for the upcoming season as well. The compact festival site connects the various cultural venues in the city....

12:00 -

17:15

Hotspot Live Loket @ Filmhuis

At the Spotlight Live Counter, participants placed on the Film House Hotspot present themselves with ticket sales/membership recruitment for the upcoming cultural season. So it is the place to buy your tickets for the upcoming season as well. The compact festival site connects the various cultural venues in the city....

22:30 -

02:30

Horror night at Filmhuis Den Haag

Durf jij het aan? In de nacht horrorfilms kijken? Als aftrap van het horrorseizoen bij Filmhuis Den Haag nodigen we je uit om een avond te komen griezelen. Kruip achter je dekentje of zit op het puntje van je stoel, schreeuw het uit of probeer wakker te blijven: de horrornacht...

19:00 -

22:15

Korzo previewnight

We've put together a program with all the disciplines you've come to expect from Korzo. Come along for music, dance, circus and physical theater. You can walk in or out of the hall after each performance and there is an intermission after each block....

23:30 -

04:00

CLUBHOPPING: ZEUS

As part of CLUBHOPPING, PAARD presents: ZEUS. House & Techno at its best. We are ready to provide you with a great line up, quality entertainment and futuristic decorations....

18:00 -

18:20

MounaMay Dance School | Oriental Dance

Do you know what oriental dance is? Curious? Then come check out MounaMay's performances. Oriental dance consists of various dance styles that have their origins in the Orient. ...

19:00 -

19:30

Showcase Klassiek achter de Duinen

There is something for every classical music lover at festival Klassiek achter de Duinen. The artistic directors, violinist Pieter van Loenen and pianist Tobias Borsboom, let us hear some of the highlights and talk about the program of this edition of the festival, which will break loose in a few...

20:00 -

20:10

Dance performance by the students of Pretima Ke Dewashrie

The students of Pretima Ke Dewashrie have prepared a compilation of classical and modern Indian dance pieces. And they will take you into the world of movement!...

17:30 -

18:50

Sneak preview J.S. Bach – de Apocalyps

OPERA2DAY and the Netherlands Bach Society took on the challenge of creating "the opera Bach never wrote": J.S. Bach - the Apocalypse, about Jan van Leyden. He founded a salvation state that turned into a dictatorship, with Jan as king, as flamboyant as he was ruthless. A compelling staging, an...

14:30 -

15:00

ENSEMBLES RESIDENCE ORCHESTRA

Enjoy the ensembles with musicians from the Residentie Orkest. The ensembles can be heard in various compositions throughout the season during chamber music concerts in the Nieuwe Kerk, but also during small-scale performances in the neighborhoods of The Hague. A special way to experience music: small-scale, personal and up close. 2.30...

19:00 -

03:00

Our Embassy Festival #5

At West Den Haag you get to know contemporary art in the former American embassy. Through exhibitions, events and guided tours we initiate conversations to make room for the imagination together. We would also like to welcome you! Wander through the special national monument that once stood for diplomatic ideals...

13:30 -

17:00

Popschool The Hague “Popshop”

During Popschool Den Haag's "Popshop" you can enjoy up-and-coming pop talent from The Hague! Various bands and singer-songwriters are reviewed. 13.30 - 14:00 Fenster (Dutch language, singer-songwriter) 16.30 - 17:00 Suèdiza (EN and Spanish, soul)...

15:00 -

17:00

HaagsPianoHuis

Exclusive preview of the new Friday afternoon series at the HaagsPianoHuis by young, recently graduated pianists. They will play works from the programs they will perform at the HaagsPianoHuis in the coming season....

18:00 -

22:00

Swing dancing with Hague Hoppers

Can't you sit still when the old jazz music is playing? Come and dance with us! With the Hague Hoppers dance school you can taste different styles of vintage swing dance (Lindy Hop, Collegiate Shag, Solo Jazz, Charleston, Balboa, West coast Swing). We invite you to join our international and...

12:00 -

12:30

Public rehearsal The Residents City Orchestra

The Residents Stadsorkest is for all children from the age of 8 from all over The Hague. Everyone is welcome to gain experience with classical music and playing in an orchestra. The Residents is all about having fun making music together. Of course, the children also take music lessons themselves....

17:10 -

17:40

Popkoor focus presents popsongs!

Popkoor Focus from The Hague consists of over 30 enthusiastic members and is conducted by Rob Manthey. They will let you enjoy delicious pop songs in surprising arrangements; from Queen classics to pop ballads by Jason Mraz! Come and listen!...

17:10 -

17:40

Popkoor Focus presents popsongs

Popkoor Focus from The Hague consists of over 30 enthusiastic members and is conducted by Rob Manthey. They will let you enjoy delicious pop songs in surprising arrangements; from Queen classics to pop ballads by Jason Mraz! Come and listen!...

12:30 -

15:35

Balkan Fusion Dance workshop and performance

Anyone who hears the accordions and horns of traditional and pop music from the Balkan region will feel it right away: sitting still is not possible, nor is it meant to be. During the workshop you will learn, among other things, the circle dance, characteristic of the region, and we...

13:30 -

16:40

Great sound of the drums and rhythm of traditional tribal dances from East Africa

East Africa has a colorful composition of different tribes, each with its own language. Each tribe has its unique culture expressed through songs, drums and dance. The types of drums, sounds and rhythms of their dance reflect each tribe's way of life. Come and experience the sound and rhythms of...

14:00 -

14:45

Workshop LIFE (courage, inspiration, fantasy & energy)! For ages 6 to 18.

In this workshop you can discover in an approachable way whether you like making theater at Hoftheater The Hague. Following their LIFE method, they will give a short introduction about improvisation and you will get to work together! You are going to try out, lie the whole thing together, explore...

14:00 -

14:45

Workshop LIFE (courage, inspiration, fantasy & energy)! For ages 6 to 18.

In this workshop you can discover in an approachable way whether you like making theater at Hoftheater The Hague. Following their LIFE method, they will give a short introduction about improvisation and you will get to work together! You are going to try out, lie the whole thing together, explore...

12:00 -

22:00

Connect & Mix Showcase

The Connect & Mix Showcase is a presentation moment for artists who have their own material. We offer platform for all kinds of genres. From spoken word to hip-hop, from cabaret to comedy. Are you in for a cultural adventure? Then we look forward to seeing you at one of...

19:00 -

00:30

Diligentia’s Fun Fair

Will we see you at Diligentia's Fun Fair? We dare you to take a chance at our 'Comedy Whack-a-Mole' and show that you can hit the laughable targets! Challenge your friends to a breathtaking air hockey duel and amaze them with your skills. Unleash your inner pinball champion and achieve...

15:00 -

17:00

Latin & Modern Showdans

From Toddler Dance to Tango. Dansschool Wesseling is the dance place where young and old have been dancing for over 100 years. Taste the atmosphere of a real dance school in the heart of The Hague! This dance school is unique and everyone is welcome! On this special day we...

12:00 -

23:00

Your band in the Spotlight!

Did you know that Musicon is more then a venue? 2nd of September we put a Spotlight on our activities. We open our doors so that you can experience our different activities. Come over and join us!...

19:00 -

22:00

Muzee kids!

Come to Muzee and experience in advance what there is to see this season! With a preview of a performance and workshops (by De Betovering and others). Together we will make a beautiful mandala drawing with chalk. There are also performances by children from the neighborhood. Do you play an...

17:00 -

17:45

Workshop LIFE (‘Courage, Inspiration, Fantasy & Energy’)! For ages 12 to 99.

In this workshop you can discover in an accessible way whether you enjoy making theater at Hoftheater Den Haag. According to our LIFE method, we give a short introduction to improvisation and we get to work together! We're going to try it out, lie things together, examine your voice, discover...

19:00 -

20:55

DansClick #25: Eroica – Zino Schat

Specially for the Spotlight Festival, house maker Zino is creating a short preview with dancer Tom Pham of his work Eroica, which will be shown throughout the Netherlands during the DansClick tour. In Eroica, Zino Schat questions the concept of friendship and the need for originality....

19:20 -

21:10

Remains of Memories – Esmée Begemann

This season there are also several tracks in which young people between 15 and 25 can discover and develop their dance talent. Curious about how that works?...

19:50 -

21:55

Book of premonitions – Rizoom

An opera written by 200 children. Book of Premonitions is a book and a score at the same time. This book brought together the imaginations, thoughts and dreams of 200(!) eleven- and twelve-year-olds. The question the children were asked: what do you want later? ...

20:05 -

22:05

Pink Boots and An Alcoholic Sock Puppet – Harvey Cobb

Stand-up comedy including a juggling act with pink boots. "Pink Boots and An Alcoholic Sock Puppet" is the first full-length piece by Harvey Cobb (Winner BNG Bank Circus Prize 2022). It is a circus, comedy and theater show featuring Harvey's signature blend of silly stand-up, sincerity and an abundance of...

13.30 -

17.15

NDT Talks

Nederlands Dans Theater takes you through the new season. During our NDT Talks you will have the chance to get acquainted with our company and learn more about modern dance and NDT's repertoire....

12:00 -

16:00

OPEN HOUSE

There will be a continuous programme with an open stage (including eurythmy by company DeDae, Pyrola children's eurythmy and music). You will have the chance to learn about clownery, the art of speaking and eurythmy in short workshops. You can try wet-on-wet painting, shape drawing and singing. For children and...

12:00 -

17:00

Welcome to the Blavatskyhouse!

Are you looking for a universal wisdom that can be found in all world traditions? Come visit the Blavatskyhouse at the Spotlight Festival in The Hague on Saturday the 2rd of September. Talk to us or browse our library. View our books, the videos of our lectures or register for...

20:00 -

20:40

Sans Age

Sans Age is the experimental drone folk duo of Arthur Chambry and Ugnė Vyliaudaitė based in Brussels. The two visual artists are exploring their musical background and interest apparent in their awareness of space and audience, the performative element of their concerts, and in the self-made instruments they use, employed...

22:00 -

22:40

Paal Nilssen-Love & Julie Kjær

Paal Nilssen-Love is a Norwegian drummer. He has been one of the figures in European and U.S. Free-jazz leading for almost three decades, with a unique playing style instantly recognizable. Although extremely dynamic and versatile, if his playing were to be summed up in one word, it would be ‘powerful’....

23:00 -

23:40

Nape Neck

Nape Neck is a trio from Leeds, England, playing post-post-punk that’s simultaneously tangled and taut, frantic and danceable. Guitar, bass, and drums all function individually in their typical roles, while simultaneously reaching out to fill in for one another....

21:00 -

21:40

Synaesthesis Ensemble

19:00 -

03:00

Club: Radio Tonka & DJ’s

RadioTonka is The Hague’s underground radio station, since 1994. Next to a very diverse night radio broadcast program on DenHaagFM, RadioTonka functions as a roaming stage and platform, supporting djs and musicians, with a focus on new talent, experimentation and artistic growth. For the Onze Ambassade Festival #5 RadioTonka will...

17:30 -

18:40

NDT: Movie screening Mist

Mist presents Damien Jalets debut as choreographer at NDT. The creations by the Belgian-French maker are visual stunning, kinetic and thought provoking. The film was created in collaboration with Japanese visual artist Kohei Nawa and videographer Rahi Rezvani. Jalet was inspired by the Dutch landscape; fog banks, wind and sea...

21:00 -

22:00

Pubquiz: House of Horror

Get into the dark realms with mysterious questions during our House of Horror pub quiz! Do you still have your knowledge and horror visuals on your mind? After the quiz, dive into a dark room for horror night…....

14:00 -

15:00

Workshop breakdance (6+)

Dance along at New Waldeck library! Swizz, zoof, stomp, jump! Will you dance with us? But then cool! Not like your grandpa or your mom… No! You will learn to dance to fast beats, with fluid moves and of course with lots of fun! Feel your body move smoothly across...

21:00 -

02:00

Clubhopping Festival

The city center is our playground! Clubhopping Festival takes you on an adventure through The Hague's nightlife. Gather your party buddies and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the city's best nightlife....

00:00 -

00:40

Grove

Grove turns the room upside down. Bass and hip-hop with a completely innovative musical force, spurred by sensual liberation, identity, resistance and political angst. Inspired by punk, Jamaican "sound system culture" and a heavy dose of pop from their teenage years. This music is the culmination of all of the...
Muziek

12:00 -

16:00

Visit the Kloosterkerk!

The Kloosterkerk is a church building from the late Middle Ages on Lange Voorhout in the center of The Hague. Since 1617, the building has been used by the Protestant Church. The church will be open Saturday, Sept. 2, from noon - 4 p.m. for visits, with a flyer market...

19:00 -

22:15

Korzo previewnight

We've put together a program with all the disciplines you've come to expect from Korzo. Come along for music, dance, circus and physical theater. You can walk in or out of the hall after each performance and there is an intermission after each block....

23:30 -

04:00

CLUBHOPPING: ZEUS

As part of CLUBHOPPING, PAARD presents: ZEUS. House & Techno at its best. We are ready to provide you with a great line up, quality entertainment and futuristic decorations....

19:00 -

19:30

Showcase Klassiek achter de Duinen

There is something for every classical music lover at festival Klassiek achter de Duinen. The artistic directors, violinist Pieter van Loenen and pianist Tobias Borsboom, let us hear some of the highlights and talk about the program of this edition of the festival, which will break loose in a few...

17:30 -

18:50

Sneak preview J.S. Bach – de Apocalyps

OPERA2DAY and the Netherlands Bach Society took on the challenge of creating "the opera Bach never wrote": J.S. Bach - the Apocalypse, about Jan van Leyden. He founded a salvation state that turned into a dictatorship, with Jan as king, as flamboyant as he was ruthless. A compelling staging, an...

14:30 -

15:00

ENSEMBLES RESIDENCE ORCHESTRA

Enjoy the ensembles with musicians from the Residentie Orkest. The ensembles can be heard in various compositions throughout the season during chamber music concerts in the Nieuwe Kerk, but also during small-scale performances in the neighborhoods of The Hague. A special way to experience music: small-scale, personal and up close. 2.30...

13:30 -

17:00

Popschool The Hague “Popshop”

During Popschool Den Haag's "Popshop" you can enjoy up-and-coming pop talent from The Hague! Various bands and singer-songwriters are reviewed. 13.30 - 14:00 Fenster (Dutch language, singer-songwriter) 16.30 - 17:00 Suèdiza (EN and Spanish, soul)...

15:00 -

17:00

HaagsPianoHuis

Exclusive preview of the new Friday afternoon series at the HaagsPianoHuis by young, recently graduated pianists. They will play works from the programs they will perform at the HaagsPianoHuis in the coming season....

12:00 -

12:30

Public rehearsal The Residents City Orchestra

The Residents Stadsorkest is for all children from the age of 8 from all over The Hague. Everyone is welcome to gain experience with classical music and playing in an orchestra. The Residents is all about having fun making music together. Of course, the children also take music lessons themselves....

17:10 -

17:40

Popkoor focus presents popsongs!

Popkoor Focus from The Hague consists of over 30 enthusiastic members and is conducted by Rob Manthey. They will let you enjoy delicious pop songs in surprising arrangements; from Queen classics to pop ballads by Jason Mraz! Come and listen!...
Cabaret

12:00 -

22:00

Connect & Mix Showcase

The Connect & Mix Showcase is a presentation moment for artists who have their own material. We offer platform for all kinds of genres. From spoken word to hip-hop, from cabaret to comedy. Are you in for a cultural adventure? Then we look forward to seeing you at one of...

19:00 -

00:30

Diligentia’s Fun Fair

Will we see you at Diligentia's Fun Fair? We dare you to take a chance at our 'Comedy Whack-a-Mole' and show that you can hit the laughable targets! Challenge your friends to a breathtaking air hockey duel and amaze them with your skills. Unleash your inner pinball champion and achieve...
Theater

14:00 -

14:45

Workshop LIFE (courage, inspiration, fantasy & energy)! For ages 6 to 18.

In this workshop you can discover in an approachable way whether you like making theater at Hoftheater The Hague. Following their LIFE method, they will give a short introduction about improvisation and you will get to work together! You are going to try out, lie the whole thing together, explore...

14:00 -

14:45

Workshop LIFE (courage, inspiration, fantasy & energy)! For ages 6 to 18.

In this workshop you can discover in an approachable way whether you like making theater at Hoftheater The Hague. Following their LIFE method, they will give a short introduction about improvisation and you will get to work together! You are going to try out, lie the whole thing together, explore...

19:00 -

22:00

Muzee kids!

Come to Muzee and experience in advance what there is to see this season! With a preview of a performance and workshops (by De Betovering and others). Together we will make a beautiful mandala drawing with chalk. There are also performances by children from the neighborhood. Do you play an...

17:00 -

17:45

Workshop LIFE (‘Courage, Inspiration, Fantasy & Energy’)! For ages 12 to 99.

In this workshop you can discover in an accessible way whether you enjoy making theater at Hoftheater Den Haag. According to our LIFE method, we give a short introduction to improvisation and we get to work together! We're going to try it out, lie things together, examine your voice, discover...

13.30 -

17.15

NDT Talks

Nederlands Dans Theater takes you through the new season. During our NDT Talks you will have the chance to get acquainted with our company and learn more about modern dance and NDT's repertoire....

12:00 -

16:00

OPEN HOUSE

There will be a continuous programme with an open stage (including eurythmy by company DeDae, Pyrola children's eurythmy and music). You will have the chance to learn about clownery, the art of speaking and eurythmy in short workshops. You can try wet-on-wet painting, shape drawing and singing. For children and...
Dans

19:00 -

22:15

Korzo previewnight

We've put together a program with all the disciplines you've come to expect from Korzo. Come along for music, dance, circus and physical theater. You can walk in or out of the hall after each performance and there is an intermission after each block....

20:00 -

20:10

Dance performance by the students of Pretima Ke Dewashrie

The students of Pretima Ke Dewashrie have prepared a compilation of classical and modern Indian dance pieces. And they will take you into the world of movement!...

15:00 -

17:00

Latin & Modern Showdans

From Toddler Dance to Tango. Dansschool Wesseling is the dance place where young and old have been dancing for over 100 years. Taste the atmosphere of a real dance school in the heart of The Hague! This dance school is unique and everyone is welcome! On this special day we...

19:00 -

22:00

Muzee kids!

Come to Muzee and experience in advance what there is to see this season! With a preview of a performance and workshops (by De Betovering and others). Together we will make a beautiful mandala drawing with chalk. There are also performances by children from the neighborhood. Do you play an...

19:00 -

20:55

DansClick #25: Eroica – Zino Schat

Specially for the Spotlight Festival, house maker Zino is creating a short preview with dancer Tom Pham of his work Eroica, which will be shown throughout the Netherlands during the DansClick tour. In Eroica, Zino Schat questions the concept of friendship and the need for originality....

19:20 -

21:10

Remains of Memories – Esmée Begemann

This season there are also several tracks in which young people between 15 and 25 can discover and develop their dance talent. Curious about how that works?...

19:50 -

21:55

Book of premonitions – Rizoom

An opera written by 200 children. Book of Premonitions is a book and a score at the same time. This book brought together the imaginations, thoughts and dreams of 200(!) eleven- and twelve-year-olds. The question the children were asked: what do you want later? ...

20:05 -

22:05

Pink Boots and An Alcoholic Sock Puppet – Harvey Cobb

Stand-up comedy including a juggling act with pink boots. "Pink Boots and An Alcoholic Sock Puppet" is the first full-length piece by Harvey Cobb (Winner BNG Bank Circus Prize 2022). It is a circus, comedy and theater show featuring Harvey's signature blend of silly stand-up, sincerity and an abundance of...

17:30 -

18:40

NDT: Movie screening Mist

Mist presents Damien Jalets debut as choreographer at NDT. The creations by the Belgian-French maker are visual stunning, kinetic and thought provoking. The film was created in collaboration with Japanese visual artist Kohei Nawa and videographer Rahi Rezvani. Jalet was inspired by the Dutch landscape; fog banks, wind and sea...

MUSEUM NIGHT

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09.27

19:00 - 20:00

Spotlight in the Wijk

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09.28

19:00 - 20:00

Spotlight at Night

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WORKSHOPS

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BUNKER DAY

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09.27

19:00 - 20:00

Spotlight in the Wijk

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09.28

19:00 - 20:00

Spotlight at Night

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