Tranquillity, space, connection with nature, silence, and isolation: the island provides the ideal conditions for reflection, experimentation, and research.

Since 2013, we have been inviting emerging and established artists to stay for several days on Terschelling and conduct research in this landscape context. This can happen 365 days a year. Based on an artistic question, we challenge artists to develop new plans.

Sometimes this is concrete preparation for a project for the upcoming festival, other times it’s because we find a particular artist interesting or want to bring together certain people and ideas. It’s always a surprise where it will lead. We believe that the residencies contribute to our ambition to explore new forms of theatre and performance on the island. We also see a need from the artists themselves for a new laboratory where new ideas can be developed. From that desire, Oerol has grown into a landscape laboratory in recent years.

Terschellinger kinderen fotograferen publiek in de residentie voorstelling The Cure van theatercollectief Tijd van de Wolf en Alexandra Broeder, Oerol 2023