Deventer On Stilts

12 - 14 July

Premium outdoor theater, high-level spectacle and performances that figuratively rock the city. The festival is a celebration of art and culture, with outdoor performances high above the audience, as well as intimate theater confrontations.

July 7 through 9, downtown Deventer will once again be 'Op Stelten'. The international outdoor theater festival 'Deventer Op Stelten' offers annually over 150 national and international top performances in the field of outdoor theater in the historic center of Deventer and locations around the center.

'Deventer Op Stelten' is a composition of national and international outdoor theater in the historical and natural surroundings of Deventer. Due to its specific form and artistic quality, 'Deventer Op Stelten' has become a leading festival for international outdoor theater. The programming of high level performances, both literally and figuratively, makes the festival distinctive from other festivals at home and abroad. From high-quality outdoor theater to open-air performances high above the audience, from theater on stilts to high-level spectacle, from humorous acts to intimate theater confrontations.




Paid tickets are required for some performances


Binnenstad Deventer

'Deventer Op Stelten' is held annually in July and is experienced by over 125,000 visitors as a special, accessible, festive and high-quality cultural festival. Admission to the festival is free; tickets are required for some performances.