In 's-Hertogenbosch, this dynamic workplace is created where performing artists and makers from Brabant, the Netherlands and Europe can use the facilities offered for specific circus disciplines and crossovers to develop new creations.
The Circus Kapel exists of a workspace with several other spaces, including a kitchen.
Residents can use the residency space for a minimum of 1 week (5-7 days).
Since Mai 2023 the new fixed, custom made construction is build in the Circus Kapel. The construction is 8,5 meter high and has several rigging options.
There is no daylight in the workspace, but in all the other spaces there are ceiling windows which provide a lot of daylight for the many plants in the building. We have a kitchen area, a shower and toilet, a meeting space and 2 other small spaces.
We strive to offer a workspace that offers the facilities that a circusmaker needs. The facilities we have provide opportunities for most circus disciplines to rehearse, create and perform their work. The Circus Kapel provides equipment and materials that meet the safety requirements.
The new construction will be of 8,5 meters height with several rigging points. Also we will provide anchor points to set up a Chinese Pole.
Photos © Ben Nienhuis
HOW TO GET THERE
's-Hertogenbosch is located in the south of the Netherlands; 80 km from Amsterdam and 35 km from Eindhoven.
From Schiphol/Amsterdam AirPort 70 minutes by direct train.
From Eindhoven AirPort 40 minutes (shuttle and train).
The Circus Chapel is located in the center of 's-Hertogenbosch about a 20-minute walk from the train station.
Close to the Circus Kapel there is the (expensive) parking St. Jan (Hekellaan). Free parking facilities are a bit further away from the chapel.
Photos © Papenhulst
The Circus Kapel can be found in the center of 's-Hertogenbosch in the former hospital De Papenhulst. The Chapel of this hospital is walled by the homes of the residents of the Papenhulst Association, which was created after the squatting of the complex in 1978. The apartments around the Circus Kapel are inhabited by 44 people and in “the bunker” under the chapel are a number of music studios and a radio station. Close to the Bossche Broek nature reserve, and at the back of the Sint Jan Cathedral, we welcome artist to develop their work. 's-Hertogenbosch is the capital of the province of North Brabant.