Theater Efteling (or "Efteling Theatre" in English) is a theatre in the amusement park Efteling in the Netherlands. It was designed by Ton van de Ven and opened its doors in 2002.
Theater de Efteling is one of the five big theatres in the Netherlands. Designed by van de Ven, it matches the typical Efteling style. The surroundings consist of old Dutch warehouses. In addition to the theatre facilities, the building holds a large foyer and a restaurant. The total building costs added up to €20 million.
During the theatre's first nine years, shows were performed here four times a day from 2 pm onward at 90-minute intervals:
From 2011 on, these shows will be separate from the theater in the park's new show facility Ravelijn.
Also, every year there is a large musical production in the theatre (not combined with park admission). Large productions thus far:
Efteling is a fantasy-themed amusement park in Kaatsheuvel in the Netherlands. The attractions reflect elements from ancient myths and legends, fairy tales, fables, and folklore.
Anton Franciscus Pieck was a Dutch painter, artist and graphic artist. His works are noted for their nostalgic or fairy tale-like character and are widely popular, appearing regularly on cards and calendars. He is also famous for designing the fairy tale forest in Dutch theme park De Efteling.
Ton van de Ven was a Dutch industrial designer. He is best known as the creative director at the Efteling theme park.
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The Anton Pieck Square is a square in the Efteling, a theme park in the Netherlands.
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