Destelheide is a centre offering high-quality infrastructure in a green environment, particularly for youth and school groups. Its timeless architecture and functional rooms form the perfect scenery for creative and artistic activities. The excellent facilities and services ensure a pleasant stay including, if desired, catering and lodging accommodation. Through its art education centre Dharts, Destelheide also creates an artistic environment to stimulate and inspire groups staying here.

Type of residency

As artist in residence you can make use – for free – of their performing arts hall De Put or another workspace suited for your needs (depending on the availability of the rooms). Their technicians can help you with basic technical needs. If you want to do a more advanced technical creation, it is best to take your own technician with you. All technical information you can find in the technical specifications sheet of De Put and in the technical specifications sheet of our hanging points (especially for circus artists).

As artist in residence you pay the lowest rate for overnight stay and meals at Destelheide. The residencies are always in full board. A residency starts on a weekday, there is no minimum or maximum time period.

They always ask to do a try-out, an open rehearsal, a run through, or a moment of interaction with the youth groups (16+) at Destelheide. These try-outs are always very positive experiences, because artists get the chance to show their material to an interested audience and the youngsters can ask questions to the artists afterwards. A staff member of Dharts is always present to arrange the showing and to do an introduction or after-talk.


Professional artists in theater, dance, music, visual art, and circus groups.


Destelheidestraat 66
1653 Dworp

Lotsesteenweg 103
1653 Dworp


Destelheide: +32 (0)2 380 39 15
Hanenbos: +32 (0)2 380 47 13