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Royal Theatre Toone

Impasse Schuddeveld 6 | off Petite rue des Bouchers, Brussels, Belgium
32 2 511 71 37
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Ranked #22 of 215 attractions in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Traveler Description: Marionatte Theatre in the family for apparently eight generations, bit of a tourist trap but the beers are good and there are spooky marionettes all... more »
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Brussels, Belgium
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I didn't like it very much, a bit dull and old fashion. In my view a waste of time. But if you in for folklore, you should go

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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Really interesting place, and pretty good value also. The puppets and the decor inside makes it a unique place to visit, and it never seems to be overly busy or full of tourists like delirium etc... The outdoor seating area is pleasant especially in the summer, and they have a couple of really chilled out cats which give off a... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
31 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This might have been the best thing we did in brussels. Before the show we had a kwak beer feom the bar downstairs before heading up to watch the show. It was amazing and even though it was in french it was easy to follow. It was a little hot since theres no air conditioning in europe and this show... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

In June 2013 our Tour Group went to The Royal Toone Theatre and indeed it is a Hidden Treasure in Brussels. Toone 7 gave the history in which he mentioned that this started as entertainment for the run of the mill people after work for 30 minutes weekday evenings. The acts had some element of social comment at that time.... More

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Valdivia, Chile
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Even when all the show is in French (actually you can understand the story just watching), it just beautiful to be there enjoying the hole thing. The place is great, the show is awesome, people are nice, beers are delicious, etc, etc... a must do!

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Syracuse, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I kept waiting for the show to start. There was a band that was warming up for like two hours. Maybe three. I sort of lost track of time. The reason is because it was actually nice to just sit down and chat with friends for a while. They had a pretty decent beer selection from what I could tell.... More

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Syracuse, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

While spending a day with a friend who lives near Brussels, he took us down a narrow street to Toone. While we weren't there for a show, even taking in a delicious beer in this place was quite memorable. They have a nice list of offerings for beverages, and being here you certainly feel as though you've stepped into another... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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106 reviews 106 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

we were walking around in Brussels and we found this little street which ended in this pub. we order some beers, and actually a show was starting! we didnt go for the show, but next time we will defo be there. amazing hidden gem! not expensive

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98 reviews 98 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

You really have to search to find this spot. Tucked away in a little alley is the theatre and cafe/pub. We missed the evening marionette show but stopped for a drink. Wonderful atmosphere and prices were reasonable. Service was indifferent but the ambience more than made up for it. Hope to make it for the show upon or return.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Friends took us here. We thought we were going for a beer - which we were, but surrounded by puppets and the old puppet theatre. This has now moved upstairs, and has a daily programme.

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