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11.07.2024 . BENEN-DIKEN-HOF . Sylt . Keitum

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»Experience world-class ballet on the meadows in front of the
BENEN-DIKEN-HOF, an unforgettable summer evening in Keitum with dancers from renowned ballet ensembles with an always varied program.«

Claas-Erik Johannsen

Since 2008, exceptional talents have come together every summer to perform as VERDENSBALLETT (from the Danish: World Ballet) in magical places in the open air and in a relaxed atmosphere.

The program: classical and modern ballet parts, scenes and arias from well-known operas as well as music for piano and violin. The dancers are accompanied by the soprano Lina Johnson and Jens-Christian Wandt, tenor and emcee as well as Charlie Siem, violin, and Caroline Jaya-Ratnam, piano.

In 2016, the VERDENSBALLETT, which was initiated by the Danish tenor Jens-Christian Wandt, left Denmark for the first time and performed on the meadows of the BENEN-DIKEN-HOF. It was an incomparable evening that enchanted us all and will take place for the seventh time on Thursday, July 11, 2024.

The VERDENSBALLETT 2024 will once again prove that high culture can also be enjoyed in a relaxed and light manner.

With Steven McRae, artistic director and principal dancer at the Royal Ballet of London, at the helm, some of the most talented dancers in the world are once again taking part:

Iana Salenko . Prima ballerina at the Berlin State Ballet
Marian Walter . Solo dancer at the Berlin State Ballet
Astrid Elbo . Solo dancer at the Royal Ballet Copenhagen
Steven McRae . Solo dancer at the Royal Ballet of London
Xander Parish . Solo dancer at the National Ballet of Norway
Anna Rose O’Sullivan . Solo dancer at the Royal Ballet of London
Lukas B. Brændsrød . Solo dancer at the Royal Ballet of London

It will be a fantastic ballet evening – very special, unique. We are excited.

Around 1,200 visitors are expected again.



Two things are new at VERDENSBALLETT 2024

1. The BUNDESJUGENDBALLET – a guest at the VERDENSBALLETT’s performances in Keitum since 2016 – will unfortunately not be taking part this year as it is involved in the farewell performances in honor of the outgoing Hamburg Ballet director and chief choreographer John Neumeier. That’s a shame, but it gives the VERDENSBALLETT ensemble the opportunity to dance an expanded program. The BUNDESJUGENDBALLET should be there again next year.

2. We have decided to use the services of the Danish booking system for online bookings together with the organizer in the future. It works excellently. Another change in this context concerns the range of sales outlets on Sylt. We, the BENEN-DIKEN-HOF, will be the only advance booking office on the island this year – apart from online booking of course. If you have any problems booking, please just call us or write us an email. Our reception staff will be happy to help you.

Bookings at
+49 . 46 51 . 9 38 30 .  info@benen-diken-hof.de


verdensballett 2024 at benen-diken-hof

Date  Thursday, July 11, 2024

Tickets  Category 1 . € 110.00 + € 3.00 booking fee per person
                Category 2 . €    85.00 + € 3.00 booking fee per person
                Category 3 . €    60.00 + € 3.00 booking fee per person

               + € 3.00 one-time service fee

Admission  from 5:30 pm

Start  7:30 pm

Location  BENEN-DIKEN-HOF . Keitumer Süderstr. 3 – 5 . 25980 Sylt . Keitum


Food & Drinks   Before the event and during the break, a varied range of food and beverages awaits you on the meadows of the BENEN-DIKEN-HOF.

Parking . Please use the public parking spaces, as there are no parking spaces available on site and the street in front of the BENEN-DIKEN-HOF is closed during the event.

Clothing . Since this is an outdoor event, please remember to bring warm and weatherproof clothing.


Secure your VIP tickets for the VERDENSBALLETT. Enjoy a summer dinner at the KÖKKEN restaurant before the gala. In addition, after the VERDENSBALLETT performance you will be given access to the exclusive after-show reception, in which dancers and musicians will be present.

Inclusive services

  • Ticket for a seat in the front rows of the 1st category



  • Summer 3-course dinner before the ballet performance
  • Aperitif and corresponding wines for dinner
  • Aftershow reception with the artists, including snack buffet and drinks


Start  5:00 pm

€ 295,00  per person

We meet for an aperitif at 5:00 pm.

The VIP package is not available online and can only be booked directly at BENEN-DIKEN-HOF.


Reservations at
+49 (0) 46 51 . 9 38 30 .  info@benen-diken-hof.de


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