Parties, Meetings, Dinner, Drinks

The Amsterdam Marionette Theater is very intimate and atmospheric. In the theater, a theater form from Mozart’s time revives itself into a unique and general theater form: Marionette Opera.

The 18th century was the time of Mozart and Haydn, but it was also the time when opera was a very popular genre. In Central Europe the idea arose for a new form of opera. As a result, people searched for the ‘ideal actors’. Opera singers already had a beautiful voice, but could not always act well. Wooden actors took their seats on the stage, placing the singers in front of the stage. The ‘classic marionette theatre’ is a typical form of marionette theatre.


Puppets what are they anyway? Puppets are wooden actors, in beautiful silk and velvet costumes. In addition, the puppets present opera and music theater by various composers. However, six puppeteers bring these large puppets to life. During the rehearsal of a new production, puppets are adjusted. But the stage supplies, decor and lighting are also continuously adapted to the requirements. It is only on stage that it becomes clear whether a puppet functions well and has the desired appearance, which is why a production is never ‘finished’…


The Amsterdam Marionette Theater is located near the Nieuwmarkt, in short in the heart of the old city center of Amsterdam. The theater is within walking distance of Central Station, as well as Dam Square and Waterlooplein.


The theater is an original location for dinners, but also for receptions and meetings. Below is an overview of the possibilities in the Amsterdam Marionette Theater.

Setup Maximum capacity
Dinner 52-56 guests
High Tea 52-56 guests
Lunch 52-56 guests
Drink 52-56 guests


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