Koninklijk Theater Carré
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Koninklijk Theater Carré information
This esteemed theatre was built in 1887 by the Carré family, who'd started their career with a horse act at the annual fair. The classical facade is richly decorated with faces of jesters, dancers and theatre folk. It hosts high-calibre musicals, theatre and dance events; its Christmas circus is a seasonal highlight. Saturday-morning tours are in English and Dutch.
The first structure was of wood, but it was eventually rebuilt in concrete because of the fire hazard (early performances for 2000 spectators were lit by gas lamps).