Open Day - 28 January 2017

Do you have a special talent for music or dance and are you curious how to develop your skills even more? Talk to our teachers and current students. Follow classes and visit presentations. Or test your skills with the wildcards!
Not looking for a professional career in music or dance? But still curious as to who we are and what we do? Take a sneak peek behind the scenes and enjoy various concerts and dance performances!

Visit the Open Day at the Royal Conservatoire

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Martijn Padding wins Johan Wagenaar prize

The head of the Composition Department wins the prize of his entire body of works.


School for Young Talent 60th anniversary

The School for Young Talent for the Royal Conservatoire was founded in 1956 and celebrates its 60th anniversary this year! Celebrate with us?

Lonneke Regter

New management team at Leiden University Academy of Creative and Performing Arts

Lonneke Regter, MA, has been appointed to the post of Managing Director and Prof. Henk Borgdorff to the post of Academic Director at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts.


Grants awarded to two Strategic Partnership projects

Two grants have been awarded to two Strategic Partnership projects regarding the ERASMUS+ programme this year. The Royal Conservatoire participates in these projects.


100% pass rate and high marks at School for Young Talent!

All nineteen exam students of the School for Young Talent have passed their exams (havo, Atheneum and Gymnasium).


Anthony Zielhorst is Knight of the Order of Oranje-Nassau

Anthony Zielhorst received an award from Mr. van Aartsen, Mayor of The Hague, on Thursday night. 


Three new professors Academy of Creative and Performing Arts

As of 1 February 2016, Janneke Wesseling, Marcel Cobussen and Henk Borgdorff are appointed professors at Leiden University and the University of the Arts The Hague. These appointments confirmed the 15-year partnership between the two institutes.


New master specialisation: the Master Calefax Reed Quintet

From next year the Royal Conservatoire will offer, the new master specialisation Reed Quintet in collaboration with the internationally successful Dutch Calefax.


Royal Conservatoire in the media

Watch an overview of some of the great film material from 2015.


Ultimate Bach - Trailer


Watch the first images on the preparations for the Ultimate Bach concerts here.


Ultimate Bach - December 2016

Orchestra and choir of top-talent from the Royal Conservatoire The Hague & The Juilliard School New York conducted by Bach specialist Ton Koopman


Application for 2017 - 2018

Applications for the 2017 - 2018 academic year are open!


Do you want to start studying at the Royal Conservatoire?
Follow the steps described on the website.

We hope to see you soon!


Become a friend of the Royal Conservatoire and support talent!

For everyone who embraces the Royal Conservatoire and its students, we have founded the Friends of the Royal Conservatoire. Friends contribute to the development of special projects for talented students of the conservatoire. The friendship brings a number of benefits, for example discount on special concerts and performances.


Show me: the best night out for students

Eleven theatres and companies in The Hague have joined forces for the development of a special product for students: Show Me.