Dutch Circus Showcase

The Dutch Circus Showcase is a two-day event during Circusstad Festival where (inter)national programmers, producers and impresarios are invited to scout new professional talent.

Would you like to participate?

Would you like to register for a place at the Dutch Circus Showcase? Mail your proposal or question to menno@circusstad.nl and you will hear as soon as possible whether you have been selected.

As a professional you can see up to 7 performances and works in progress from Dutch-based companies and artists from the Dutch scene. During interactive pitching sessions you will meet even more artists and learn everything about their upcoming projects. Informal lunches, brunches and panel discussions round off the program.

We have various options to book part of the showcase. The links for this are at the bottom of this post. 

The showcase program:
Friday may 3rd
10.30 – 12.30 interactive pitching sessions
12.30 – 13.30 lunch
13:30 – 18:00 visit to 4 performances:
13.30 – 14.30 Hanna de Vletter – Duif
15.00 – 16.00 Simon Granit Ossoinak – The Odd Ones (première)
16.15 – 16.45 Path 1 or Path 2

Path 1: Eclectic Collective (outside)
Júlia Campistány, Jacob Jakobson, Erin Burley – What now? (première)
Path 2: Daniel Simu (work in progress) – Acrobot

17.00 – 18.00 Jam.Shenanigans – Shenanigans
20:30 - 23:00 optional visit to Circus City Gala (tegen meerprijs)
with Dutch participation from, among others, Knot on Hands, Glorious Bodies, alumni

Saturday may 4th
10.00 – 11.30 artist brunch – informal conversations
11.30 - 13.00 panel discussion: women and feminism in circus
13:30 - 16:30 visit to 3 performances:
13.30 – 14.00 Luise Hoffmann (work in progress) – What I think, they think
14.15 – 14.45 Melody Nolan & Omer van Soldt (on location) – Place/Make (première)
15.30 – 16.30 Panama Pictures – The Weight of Water
program changes reserved

You can buy tickets for the full showcase program:

Dutch Circus Showcase complete May 3 & 4, 2024
Pitching sessions & lunch & artist brunch & panel discussion: women and feminism in circus & visit to 7 performances


Dutch Circus Showcase ½ day May 3, 2024
pitchingsessions & lunch


Dutch Circus Showcase May 3, 2024
pitching sessions & lunch & visits to 4 performances


Dutch Circus Showcase – May 4, 2024
artists' brunch with informal conversations & panel discussion: women and feminism in circus & visit to 3 performances


Will you be at the Showcase on May 3?
Book your ticket for the Circusstad Gala here:


You can combine your visit with even more (inter)national performances at a professional rate (login required).



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