The Clowns Convention

The Clowns Convention
02 Oct '21 to 03 Oct '21
Wunderbaum / Theaterhaus Jena
1st rank € 33.50 / 2nd rank € 31 / 3rd rank € 20.50

The clowns are back!

'A parade of beautiful acts' ' - NRC ★★★★★

Starting time: 8 p.m.
Location: Rabozaal

For this show, the actors of Wunderbaum and Theaterhaus Jena climb into their clown suits and search for their inner clowns. Accompanied by the music of beatboxer and musician Joost Maaskant (a.k.a. MAASK), they present never-before-seen clown acts and investigate whether clowns are still relevant. With the rise of the horror clown and the decline of the circus, the reputation of clows is at risk. Do people still take them seriously? Is society even still interested in the confronting mirror they hold up to us? Can clowns rescue humanity from demise?

-|-Theatre collective Wunderbaum operates from three European locations: their home base of Rotterdam, Milan, and the small German city of Jena. In October 2018, the collective took over artistic direction of Theaterhaus Jena.

We want you to join our army
And if you think we are just clowns you’re wrong.
You are the biggest clown yourself.


by and with Walter Bart, Pina Bergemann, Wine Dierickx, Matijs Jansen, Joost Maaskant, Leon Pfannenmuller, Maartje Remmers, Marleen Scholten and Hanneke van der Paardt
music Joost Maaskant
directionassistant Koen Verheijden
special thanks to Enrico Bonavera, Aus Greidanus Sr. and the Zona K residency in Milan
decor & lighting design Maarten van Otterdijk
costume design Sacha Zwiers
sound design Rick Gobee
technicalcoordination Siemen van der Werf | Ruimtetijd
tech Maarten Houdijk, Nick van Doesum, Rick Gobee, William Kenter
producer Wunderbaum and Theaterhaus Jena
co-producer Theater Rotterdam
made possible in part by Fonds Podiumkunsten


To visit this performance you need a valid COVID admission ticket. This can be a negative test result, a vaccination certificate or proof that you have recovered from corona (proof of recovery). You must convert one of these into a QR code in the CoronaCheck app or a print via Only then will you have a valid COVID admission ticket.