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Oerol is: a phenomenon!

Terschellings Oerol festival has a reputation as the most exceptional landscape arts festivals in Europe. From its roots as a small festival in 1982, Oerol has grown to become a true phenomenon. Every June, the island of Terschelling in the Wadden Sea is transformed for ten days into a unique natural stage for theatre, dance, art installations and music. More recently projects that combine arts, science and nature are coming to the heart of the festival. With a huge audience participating as fieldworkers in laboratory projects the festival becomes a fun but also serious living lab. At Oerol new perspectives on man, nature and culture are made addressing how people deal with their surroundings. Therefore our leitmotiv is; Sense of Place. The shows and lab-projects joining man and nature are created or adapted specially for the exceptional locations where there are performed. From theatre spectacle to interactive installations: you will find all of this and more in the dunes, on the beaches, in the woods, on the dikes, in sheds and barns and simply on the streets.

With 130.000 tickets sold each year Oerol is a big 10 day festival and year round research lab for landscape arts that bridges the gap between emerging artists, renowned scientists, nature conservationists and a large general audience. Also hundreds of (inter)national programmers scout new work here. Besides this significant contribution to promoting mobility, Oerol also creates a temporary society in which artists and audience meet for several, consecutive days over which relationships deepen. With 75% of revenues coming from non-governmental bodies Oerol is  a true cultural entrepreneur.

We are delighted to be your guide to the next edition of the Oerol festival – a fascination born from the passion of one man – founder Joop Mulder- , and since then transmitted to tens of thousands. It is a great privilege to be able to share this fascination with so many others. Each year, the energy the festival generates attracts hundreds of artists to the island, and thanks to the endless curiosity of all the visitors, they feel the freedom to create new works, to experiment, investigate and present these.

 

Oerol 2018 15 t/m 24 juni
Oerol 2019 14 t/m 23 juni
Oerol 2020 12 t/m 21 juni
Oerol 2021 11 t/m 20 juni
Oerol 2022 10 t/m 19 juni