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Puppetry in the Pub

February 03, 2020

This month, toast to the 'Toone' of 1400 puppets as you step into a 200-year-old thirsty theater. That's just our way of describing a charming old marionette theater where, at curtain's close, you can step off-stage and taste one of Belgium's finest Trappist brews in the attached pub.

Toone is the name of the alley where you'll find this hidden gem, just steps away from the Grand-Place. Founded in 1830, the Théâtre Royal de Toone still offers several shows each week including classics like Romeo and Juliet and the Three Muskateers. Marionettes who've long since retired from the stage dangle from the pub rafters and sit on the windowsills to join you in your drink. We can't promise they won't stare! Expect refreshing blondes, fruity krieks, and full-bodied browns to be on the menu. A clever and colorful website includes the puppets' repertoire.