- The Carré family was a French/German dynasty of skilled riders and circus performers. In 1887 Oscar Carré opened the theatre in its current location as a permanent location in which to perform during the colder months. Over the years the theatre went through several renovations, changing to accommodate the current popular styles of entertainment. Now the theatre hosts everything from musicals to one-man-shows (primarily in Dutch). But, Carré has not forgotten its roots--the theatre can still be converted into a circus space. See the website for current shows.