From 4 October 2022, performances for children up to 12 years old will be free of charge at theatre De Maaspoort. Hooray!
This initiative came about so that children in Venlo and the region can continue to enjoy the theatre.
We and our team really wanted to contribute something in these times when prices are constantly rising and going to the theatre literally threatens to become unaffordable, so that's where this idea came from.
We have since found several partners who support this cheerful initiative, for which we are of course very grateful. We have now brought these contributions together in a Youth Fund, subtitled 'Good for each other'. The initiative supports both youth theatre, its makers and producers, and keeping theatre accessible for children and families. Good for each other, in other words.
All monies in the fund go entirely to making theatre accessible to children up to 12 years old. The aim is to reach all children in Venlo and the region with it. This initiative was made possible with the support of:
Youth theatre agency Vqanaf 2
Morssinkhof Terra Theatre Productions
STIP Theatre productions
Isn't it great?
Would you like to support this initiative too? You can! To contribute to the Goed-voor-elkaar-Jeugdfonds, please contact Marielle Warmerdam on +31(0)77 320 72 16. You also support the fund by simply paying for your ticket, as this allows us to keep the initiative going for as long as possible. So in effect you are buying a ticket for a child who might not be able to afford it so easily.
Too crazy right?
Would you also like to support this initiative? You can! To contribute to the Goed-voor-elkaar-Jeugdfonds, please contact Marielle Warmerdam at +31(0)77 320 72 16. You also support the fund by simply paying for your ticket, as this allows us to keep the initiative going for as long as possible. So in effect you are buying a ticket for a child who might not be able to afford it so easily.
How to reserve free tickets?
When booking, first choose the total number of tickets (choose seats in the hall if necessary). Then divide this number between the different ticket prices (normal price, child price or free). If you want to take your (grand)child to a performance such as Swan Lake or a beautiful music performance, this is also possible. Tickets for a child can then be booked for free using the discount code KINDGRATIS2223 (for regular performances, a maximum of 1 child is free). Please note that these performances last longer and are usually scheduled in the evening. In case you are in lesser touch and can spare the amount for the tickets? We love it if you choose to pay for the tickets then, your contribution will be 100% used to make children happy for whom theatre is less obvious.
- Please note: do always reserve (free) tickets (and therefore seats), this way you avoid not having room in the auditorium.
- There is no maximum number of children per paying adult, but we do of course ask for sufficient (at least 1 adult) supervision.
- The free rate is only valid for children up to 12 years old, tickets will be checked upon entry.
- A number of performances are excluded because they are not suitable for children due to content or safety. These are: star concerts, some cabaret artists such as Theo Maassen, the Murder in Bistro de Luif series and performances in the genres: From the region, Events and Education and performances at external venues such as Domani.
Using the Youth Fund yourself?
Read all about reserving free tickets here.