For more than twenty years the historic town of Deventer in the Netherlands has celebrated culture and arts on the streets. While ‘Op Stelten’ (‘on stilts’) is now used largely as a figurative sense, the performers are truly of the highest level and come from all over Europe. During the weekend of 6 till 8 July 2018 the centre of Deventer turns into a giant open air theatre stage and attracts thousands of enthusiastic visitors. 

Last year, the 21st edition of the festival took place from Friday evening the 7th until Sunday afternoon the 9th of July. The programme included more than 150 top performances by theatre groups from all over Europe and the Netherlands. The entrance was free, with exception of a few ticketed performances. Watch the aftermovie 2017.

In the last years ‘Deventer Op Stelten’ has developed strongly content-wise into a internationally acknowledged festival in professional open air theatre. As a result of its specific form and artistic quality, ‘Deventer Op Stelten’ has grown out to a leading festival for international open air theatre, and was declared the winner of Best Public Event of The Netherlands in 2014. Each year, the festival is visited by more than 120.000 visitors and is seen as an extraordinary, festive and world class cultural festival.

Friday July 6: 20.30-24.00h
Saturday July 7: 12.30-17.00h and 20.30-24.00h
Sunday July 8: 12.30-17.00h