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Out There Festival

September 17, 2021 @ 8:00 am - September 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Visit the Out There Festival of International Street Arts and Circus, 17-19 September 2021.

The Out There Festival brings a weekend like no other! With world class family entertainment on offer – and it is all completely FREE!

More than 42 artistic companies from nine different nations

An incredible line-up of entirely free entertainment!

WHEN: 17th, 18th & 19th September 2021

WHERE:  Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Cobholm (Friday only), St George’s Park, The Drill House, The Market Place,

Marine Parade and some secret locations waiting to be discovered!

Interviews: Joe Mackintosh, Chief Executive for Out There Arts and Artistic; Director of the Out There International Festival of Circus & Outdoor Arts, street performers, circus acts.

“An International Festival of Circus and Street Arts comes to Great Yarmouth”

The ‘Out There’ international festival of circus and street arts, sponsored by Visit Great Yarmouth, is returning to the streets of Great Yarmouth in Norfolk for the 13th year from 17th, 18th and 19th September 2021.

Known to be weird, wonderful, outrageous and outstanding, the Out There Festival will bring the people of Norfolk some of the world’s finest circus and street art performers.

This year, the programme is filled with high-energy, exciting contemporary circus and outdoor arts, fusing together culture identities that exist within Great Yarmouth.  It is being funded by Arts Council England and supported by Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Norfolk County Council.

Not to Miss! Highlight circus acts include Orquesta De Malabares and Godzillatown.

Orquestra is a show where jugglers perform dance and a brass band plays punk, funk, pop and blues. Visitors will discover a brass blend of music and circus where absolutely everyone is out of their comfort zone, bringing together sincerity and comedy…and a subversion to all you would expect from six jugglers and a brass band.

Godzilla. What was born 67 years ago on the coast of Japan, now arrives at the coast of Great Yarmouth. Don your Godzilla mask and act the part as you stampede through a city maze.

Out There is now the biggest free festival in the region and pretty much the biggest programme of circus in the UK regularly attracting 60,000 people. Visitors can expect to experience the same quality atmosphere, but with tweaks in operations such as some areas restricted to bookings only and social distancing measurements.

“It is a truly intercontinental festival featuring a host of international and UK acts, many of which are UK and world premieres”, says Joe Mackintosh, Chief Executive for Out There Arts and Artistic Director of the Out There International Festival of Circus & Outdoor Arts.

Out There Arts is also the UK’s foremost producer of new street arts and circus work, with companies from all over the world making shows in the Drill House year-round – the UK’s only full-time dedicated creation space for street arts and circus with a worldwide reputation.

Almost half of this year’s programme has been co-produced by the festival.

Out There is unique in the UK and they guarantee you will see things here that you won’t anywhere else in the country.

There will be a later license for the beer tent in the park, sponsored by local brewery Lacons who are providing their famous ales plus lagers, ciders and supported by Norwich’s best bar Gonzos, with a selection of their legendary cocktails.


September 17, 2021 @ 8:00 am
September 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm


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