The Receptionists 7+

By Inga Björn and Kristiina Tammisalo

The Receptionists is a physical comedy show about customer service by two Finnish female clowns. The aesthetically pleasing performance takes familiar situations and runs them with clown logic. With skilled smiling and some nifty acrobatics the clown duo shows just how comical and absurd customer service can get. The many languages spoken at the reception makes the performance as cross-culturally welcoming as a five-star hotel.

These two receptionists are fast-talking smooth moving professionals in the hospitality industry. They speak multiple languages, none of which you can understand, and have an almost pathological fear of their customers. Impressively silly and exceptionally charismatic, Inga and Kristiina have a unique and hilarious chemistry, which makes the whole experience delightfully bonkers.

Dates, Venues & Tickets

Koninklijke Schouwburg
Korte Voorhout 3, 2511 CW Den Haag

27 January 2024 | 19:00
28 January 2024 | 14:00
28 January 2024 | 17:00

Running time

55 Minutes

Ticket prices

Adults: €18
Student /CJP /Under 16/ Guide: €10

Recommended age 7+


Koninklijke Schouwburg has an adapted chair for wheelchair users, which can be removed if you’d prefer to sit in your own wheelchair, as well as space for a friend if you contact them in advance. They have an adapted toilet on the lower floor, which can be accessed from behind the information desk. For more questions about the accessibility of this event, please send an email to


Performed and created by: Inga Björn and Kristiina Tammisalo
Outside eye: Thom Monckton
Light design: Kauri Klemelä
Sound design: Esko Mattila
Costume and set design: Gemma Tweedie
Photos: Bambü/Esko Mattila
Co-Production: Kallo Collective
Supporters: Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Helsinki City, Arts Promotion Centre, Cirko – center for
new circus

Mobile bookshop Rainbow Corner Bookshop will be present during the play and will be there from 17:30 on both days. They specialise in children’s books, both fiction and non-fiction. Youcan buy their books in the location, or by email and collect on the days of the show. If you pre-order, please use ‘Stet’ and the show date as a reference in your emails.



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