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.
Since then the theatre has impressed countless audiences. An evening out at Carré was and is a celebration. A celebration of enchantment and emotion, of dreams and opportunities, of nostalgia and innovation. That was what the Oscar Carré Fund wanted to preserve. The Fund supports Carré on the basis of three themes: the preservation and innovation of the monument, youth education and the realisation of productions.
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