In recent years, Dommelhof has always been supported by Flanders as a circus festival (Theater op de Markt). Within the renewed circus decree, however, an extra category of 'circus workshop' was introduced. The core tasks of these workshops include the creation of performances and the artistic development of artists on the one hand, and the presentation and distribution of circus performances on the other. In recent years, Dommelhof/Theatre op de Markt has already strongly emphasised both aspects. Throughout the year, Dommelhof welcomes artists who are working on new productions. Moreover, Dommelhof also likes to show off its festivals and presentations. The move to the new category of 'workshop' was therefore logical.
The recognition as a workshop means that the Dommelhof will be putting extra effort into artistic production and creation. At the same time, with this budget increase, Dommelhof will have an extra presence for the Limburg public. In addition to the existing festivals, Dommelhof will focus on new presentation formulas. In the years to come, Limburg citizens will be able to enjoy even more of the top international circus.