welcome to sickhouse !

The atomic playground of Enschede! 💜🌊🎮

Sickhouse is a playful art space focused on the impact of digital & popular culture on our society. We use play as a mean to engage on social topics with lightness and responsibility. 

Sickhouse transformed itself every week to host screenings, exhibition, game contests, parties, live performances… You will find art, (indie) games, VR, music, films, PLAY PLAY PLAY..

Sickhouse is a safe space, please read our code of conduct before joining us 🙂

::: NEXT@Sickhouse :::

+ Friday 12-08 “Sick on the beach” outside cinema: Invasion of the Body Snatchers + beach games 

Located at the third floor above the Spacebar at Stationsplein 1A, 7511 JD Enschede.



FRIDAYS 18.00 to 00.00
We’re open every Friday evening for a film projection, a gaming night or a music evening, from 18:00 to 00:00.
Once a month the Friday is reserved for a Cinema Obscura night. Follow us on facebook to stay updated! 

MONDAY to FRIDAY from 12.00 to 17.30

SATURDAYS 12.00 to 00.00
Saturdays Sickhouse offer its space to creative (don’t hesitate to contact us to present your own). Check our agenda to find out when.

(depending on the weather and the mood of our musician residents we open the terrace


Every work day from 12:00 – 17:30, Sickhouse opens its workspace with access to coffee and tea. We’re open for freelancers and students to work and relax.

Make sure to reserve a spot (€2,5-) so we know how many people are coming!

Sickhouse can also be used for informal meetings and on appointment, we set up games and VR experiences for meetings.


@ Sickhouse you’ll find  art with a predilection for interactive works, games (indie, VR, retro), films, (B, trashy & underground), music (especially 8 bits, modular synthesiser, live coding and experimental) and other diverse forms of creative & playful thinking!

Here you can play, interact, work, (re) discover films, party, learn and experiment.

Theme 2022

Multi SENSORIAL play

The Overkill festival 28/10 to 4/11 2022

In this new year research program we will invite new public to help us reflect on the problematics of digitalisation and inclusion. If digitalisation is our answer in times of uncertainties, we need to build online spaces, metaverse and virtual worlds that are accessible to a diverse public, we need to build it together, we need to play and push its limits. 
If at the moment gaming, online meetings and virtual explorations are very focused on sight, we will look this year for the projects and communities bringing our others senses in the game.

How can you touch sound? What are the smells of virtual worlds? Can the taste, smell, texture of food change my online experience? Can we translate our multiple gestures in our relation to our screens… We are asking these questions in the context of our digitized society, the rise of social media as information platforms, the capitalisation of the metaverse…