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About Out There

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Updated regarding Out There Festival 2020 and COVID-19.
At this present time, The Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts is still planned to go ahead on 19-20 September.

We continue to work diligently towards the festival for the people of Great Yarmouth and our endearing audience, as well as those working and contributing to our incredible sector.

We will continue to monitor the situation over the coming days, weeks and months and respond sensibly to advice from local and national authorities. We champion that social distancing is keeping us safe and decisions in the future will, of course, consider this as a priority.

We are deeply saddened that numerous friends and partners have had to postpone or cancel their events around the world. We hope by September, we can all come together and celebrate the resilience of our sector and our communities with an incredible festival; because by the end of this, we’re going to need it!

To keep up to date on our announcements, please visit:

Over the next few weeks, we will use our platform to stay creatively connected, highlight engaging projects and act as a platform to support those communities affected in this difficult time.

Stay safe Out There, and wash your hands!


Weird and wonderful, outrageous and outstanding – the Out There Festival brings you some of the world’s finest circus and street arts performers and almost all for free!

2020’s festival will be our thirteenth and is set to hit the streets on the weekend of the 19 & 20 September. Read on to discover a little bit of what Out There is all about…

Makam performing at Out There 2018 – JMA Photography

Perched on out the east coast, closer to the continent than the capital, Out There has established an international reputation for its exceptional, innovative and diverse programme.

Breath-taking spectacle and quirky comedy combine in a festival woven through with world-class performance, family-friendly atmosphere and more than a fair dose of seaside silliness! Regularly attracting more than 60,000 people, the festival blends iconic international acts and the finest UK performers with massive amounts of community participation, family fun and lots of hands-on things to do.

Dundu performing with Worldbeaters at Out There 2017 – JMA Photography

SeaChange Arts have developed a reputation for their international working. The Out There Festival has grown on the back of significant EU projects including the ZEPA network which allowed us to bring iconic companies like Générik Vapeur to Great Yarmouth.

Out There has quickly built a national and international reputation for world class artistic quality, new and diverse work, regional artistic talent, international collaboration and innovative community engagement.

But all you need to know is Out There is just about the most amazing way to spend a day and you don’t have to spend a penny!