The Atlas Theatre is a multifunctional theater building located at the Town Hall Square in Emmen. In addition to two theaters the complex also includes a convention center, restaurants and offices. The building is located on the Town Hall Square in Emmen and marks the transition between the center of Emmen and Wildlands. In addition, it acts as building access Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen. The complex consists of two more or less “loose buildings’, which are connected with each other by means of an air bridge and a green roof. The building has two entrances, with an entrance to the theater and an entrance for Wildlands Adventure Zoo. The Atlas Theatre has a large hall with 800 seats and a small hall with 300 seats and 800 standing places. Both rooms have a foyer, where visitors can look outside through the transparent facade.
The construction of the new theater of Emmen was started on October 10, 2014, after years of making plans. The municipality wanted to replace the theater Muzeval by a more modern theater for a long time, but the plans were slow to take off. Eventually, the plans were implemented and mayor Cees Bijl came up with the idea to combine theater and zoo (theme) park. After a selection of architects the design of the Danish architect Henning Larsen was chosen as the winning one. Ultimately, this design was further developed by the Dutch Van den Berg Group. The official opening of the complex was in October 2016. The Atlas Theatre consists of theater hall,two foyers, theater restaurant, souvenir shop, seven conference rooms and so on.
The Atlas Theater is a new theater where you feel at home. Atlas Theater has an annual adventurous programming. It offers great performances for young and old. And not just for Emmen, but for miles around. This theater is a multifunctional accommodation for any type of show, concert, conference or other event. With a large hall with more than 800 seats, a flat floor hall with 300 seats, various meeting and banquet facilities, and self catering facilities. It is brand new and equipped with optimal facilities.
The Atlas Theater offers various possibilities to make an entire evening in the theater unforgettable. Before each evening performance, you can enjoy a delicious dinner. Theatre Restaurant is located on the first floor of the theater at the end of the lobby. The restaurant has panoramic view of the Town Hall Square. At the Town Hall Square, next to the entrance to the theater, you can find the Atlas Café. The café is open daily. Enjoy a delicious drink and a variety of appetizers. At the Town Hall Square is the open terrace of the Atlas pub if the weather permits.
You can find more information on the official site: www.atlastheater.nl
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