With a capacity to accommodate 275 people, the theatre boasts state of the art machinery, an orchestra pit, screening room, sophisticated sound system, 150 projectors and innumerable puppets, sets and props. Shows are programmed on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays and during ‘jour fériés” and school holidays. There is one show in the morning and two in the afternoon. The shows are suitable for children from a year and a half to 99 years old! Click here for current programme.
We went to the 11 o’clock showing of the Three Little Pigs. We arrived 20 minutes early and bought our tickets at the ticket office at the entrance of the theatre (4.70€/person). Our little one was a little bemused and not quite sure about the whole thing until the lights went down and the curtains drawn. The set was wonderfully colourful, the puppets delightfully authentic and the music jovial. She was tantalised from the first note and joined in the clapping and singing with utter abandonment. It was wonderful to see the children (and adults) interact so openly which only made the experience that much more fun. Half way through the show (about 20 minutes in) there was a little break and kids and parents alike took the opportunity to replenish themselves (either with home made treats or bought from the vending machine at the back of the theatre) before the show continued with the big bad wolf huffing and puffing away. After a grand total of 45 minutes the show was over and we headed out into the gardens. We strolled over to the carousel next door where our cherub enjoyed a quick ride before heading off for a well deserved lunch!