Dear Lucy,

The 13th edition of Spoffin festival is coming to the streets of Amersfoort with an intense and diverse programme of 120+ performances represented by artists from more than 10 countries of the world – France, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom, Lithuania, Israel, Portugal, Netherlands and others.

Italian outdoor art is in the focus of this year festival edition. “Due to the renewed interest towards the street arts and numerous artistic attempts to reimagine circus and street theater over the past decade, the Italian outdoor art has made tremendous progress. This has led to a new flourishing of these disciplines, and this year we are reaping the benefits”, says Alfred Konijnenbelt, artistic director of Spoffin.

“The festival gives broad vision on Italian outdoor art, you can see all extremes and the variety of works that can be – from young emerging companies, which just started their professional career (Circo in Rotta), to more experienced artists like Luigi Ciotta and Teatro Necessario, the gold oldies of Italian street theater represented by Mr. Mustache’s, and powerful research work by Cecilia Rosso”. (Fabrizio Gavosto, artistic director of Mirabilia festival).

The festival will showcase the top 10 productions by young emerging artists selected from 150 submissions from all over the world, including several brand new productions from Dutch outdoor companies like Collectief Dansblok, Company TiNaNiNaNi, Man in Pak Producties and De Vliegende Koffer. And many many other dazzling acts from both national and international artists. Check the full programme here→

Beautiful and cozy space of Filalethes will host you during networking and peer meetings of Spoffin PRO. Do not miss Spoffin PITCH to see the dynamic presentations of new projects by Dutch and international makers for 2024 and beyond.

There is a limited offer for a free second night in our festival hotel NH Amersfoort (registrations are processed in chronological order). Catering is taken care of! Breakfast in the hotel, freshly cooked lunches and dinners at the festival restaurant close to all the venues. We kindly ask you to register before August 7.

Save the dates and register here for an exciting journey through the streets and art in Amersfoort from 25 to 27 of August 2023!