In 1887, Oscar Carré had a theatre built for his circus on the banks of the Amstel river in Amsterdam. It became a major success. Oscar Carré was familiar with the glitter and glamour, and the applause, but was no stranger either to the business side of theatre life. His stunning shows and the circus building, which was very innovative for the time, meant a packed house at Carré every evening.
129 years later, Carré has a lot to offer next to the famous Wereldkerstcircus. From cabaret to concerts and from theatre to musicals, Royal Theater Carré has something on offer for everyone. National and international stars from the field of circus, variété and music have celebrated their biggest triumphs in Carré. Therefore Carré is listed in the top three of famous Dutch cultural brands.
Royal Theater Carré looks upon itself as a cultural entrepreneur: an independent theatre without cultural subsidy, taking risks and proactively seeking opportunities to realize Carré's conservation as a modern and innovative theatre. This position challenges Carré to be inventive, to make smart choices and to seek partnerships. The Carré Foundation helps and supports the theatre to realize projects that are not possible without the help of partners and donors.
Carré Foundation contributed to...
The Foundation supports Carré on the basis of three themes: the preservation and innovation of the monument, talent development and education and the realisation of theatre productions. With the help of its donors and partners, the Carré Foundation made the realization of the foyer ‘In de Nok’ and ‘het Carré Atelier’ possible and contributed to the Broadway shows PIPPIN in 2016 and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in 2017.
How can you help?
Would you like to give more meaning to your relationship with Carré? That is possible! You can donate a single gift to the Carré Foundation or make your connection more sustainable (for example via a Friendship or via one of the exclusive Carré-clubs). Your donation contributes to the future of the Royal Theatre Carré and makes it possible for us to keep developing an innovative, surprising theatre with a varied program for a large and broad audience. In return for your donation you will benefit from special privileges and will be invited for exclusive activities which are organised especially for this club Carré enthusiasts.
Already 250 people have joined the Carré-clubs or became a Friend. Would you like to join too?
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