The Carré Roal Theater is named after its builder Oscar Carré, a circus director who was lloking for a permanent building for his circus. That circus was semi-permanent housed in a wooden building with a stone facade since 1879.
In 1887 the complete stone building was opened.
When the circus was on the road, the building was used for theater shows and other comedy shows.
Oscar Carré died in 1911 and thereafter the winter circus shows stopped.
Theater shows continued nonetheless with financial ups and downs.
After Wordl War II also musical shows were given at Carré.
The City of Amsterdam bought the building in 1977 and after 100 years the Royal title was given to Carré in 1987.
Major reconstructions were made from 1991 to 1993 and once again in 2003-2004, when the interior was completely updated.
Dress Code: Dependent on the occasion.
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If you want something different to do while in Amsterdam I would recommend booking a table at the Sluisje for dinner cabaret act with some fabulous drag queens. The restuarant is small and intimate, there are 2 artists who perform songs and circulate the room so you can have a picture taken with them.
The menu is a 3 course menu and the bar is very reasonable with helpful and handsome staff serving.
This is a great experience and not to be missed. There are 2 slots 6pm and 9pm we chose the earlier slot
Located at the restaurant district of Leidseplein, the Stadsschouwburg is a theatre built in the late 19th century as the first Netherlands stage. These days the theatre hosts drama productions as well as Amsterdam’s Ajax football club after their wins.
We had a good time at Boom Chicago....we wanted to try something different and this fit the bill....cost of the show midweek was $18.50 euro.. there are coupons all over for $3 euro off. We took that offer and quickly realized that this did not include the food....Dinner was and additional $22 euro...hmmm....we decided to eat off site and do Show only....we arrived at the end of the dinner and were sat close to the back..the place was almost full, if not sold out. Most were eating and seemed to be in large groups...stags perhaps, business parties too....
Anyway, great value for what we paid...drinks were served throughout the performance and we had a bill of $20 euro for drinks when all was said and done...the show lasted a couple hrs and was a good combination of music, video and some effects....of course, the performers were dressed up in costume...there were but 5 or 6 in the cast...the comedy - if youre wondering - is hilarious politacal satire...about europe and the dutch, british, US, ....canadians...not sure....kind of upset we didnt make the script........basically though they cut fun at everyone, all the way down to simply making jokes about men and women.....to us the show was very funny...light hearted....the price was great for the value.
Its an easy place to find and you can buy tickets right up to the day of the show at the box office. Now that I remember, the show was started by a group of Americans about 15 yrs ago.......cool.
Afterwards....The Last Water Hole is right across the street...open for sure....show ends around 10:30pm.
Dress Code: Casual...maybe a bit more dressy....a good pair of jeans and no sneakers...youll be fine....feel free to dress up a little more...
To enjoy an evening with Dutch performance art, one should go to the small and personal environment of "de kleine komedie" (= the small comedy). In this Amsterdam theatre, fine artists give their wonderful performances, vareing from music to stand up comedy, as well as from mime to conferencing art.
Dress Code: Casual (we Dutch even try to go into a casino with jeans - hahaha)
For culture vultures (ahem!), don't forget to pop by the Muziektheater to catch a 'live' ballet or opera performance. If you want to know what's currently showing, DO check with your hotel concierge. He'd be able to help.
Panama is a new night club that has been introduced with a lot of publicity and 'street buzz'. The club is different indeed: more classy and more expensive. In the beginning, there was a Salsa party each Wednesday, then it was changed ot Wednesdays once a month and now there is a party called Latin Fever every 1st Sunday of the month. The different levels with seats surrounding the central stage/dance floor give it a very nice atmosphere. The wooden dance floor is a bit stiff for my taste. The Salsa evening is organized in cooperation with Jorge Suarez of La Pachanga. Panama is located in the east side of town in an area that is still under development. It has a flashy web site.
The Amsterdam Uitburo Ticketshop is located in the Stadsschouwburg (City Theater)
Mo- Sa: 10AM - 7.30PM
Su: 12AM - 7.30PM
Last minute tickets are on sale with 50% off!
A lively part of town that concentrates several theaters and cinemas. In the picture, one of them, the Stadschouwburg.
great atmoshpere nice persnel and great music from james brown to carl cox.... everything you want from a club...
Dress Code: there is no dress code just don't cover yourself with mud...
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