Under the roof of the scenery atelier in the Zuidoost district of Amsterdam, things are planned, calculated, drawn, welded, constructed, sculpted, assembled, disassembled, packed and altered. This is where the dreams of renowned international designers and artists come true – within the bounds of possibility. In the drawing room, special software is used to first make a virtual 3D model of a set design, which forms the basis for working drawings. Then the wealth of professional knowledge in the production departments is called on to make the sets for both opera and ballet. And finally, the sets are transported in huge lorries to Dutch National Opera & Ballet.