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Out There 2014 Circo Rum Ba Ba - L'Hotel
Out There 2014 Circo Rum Ba Ba – L’Hotel

Now one of the country’s leading circus and street arts festivals, Out There features some of the world’s finest, funniest and most mind-boggling jaw dropping shows; right here in Great Yarmouth. Not sure on what to see and do? Not sure on how to do Out There? No problem, here’s a list of frequently asked questions about the festival:

How do I get Out There/ where can I park?

Through the wardrobe, down the rabbit hole, walk past the house made of cake, up the beanstalk and down the Acle straight.

Or here’s some practical information:

CAR:  Car Parks close to the festival park: Market Gates multi-storey NR30 4BQ, Palmers Car Park, NR30 3JP, King Street Car Park, NR30 2PS.   The seafront has a selection of car parks to chose from.   For further information  click here

TRAIN:  Abellio Greater Anglia run regular services from Norwich to Great Yarmouth.   Check out their website here

BUS:  First Eastern Counties, X1 Service from Lowestoft and Norwich run regularly on Saturdays and Sundays.   Plan your magical mystery tour here. Anglian Buses also run regular services from Norwich and east coast areas.   Find out more here.

All buses arrive at Market Gates, a few minutes from north of St. Georges Park.

I want to stay over.   Where can I find out about accommodation options?

Great Yarmouth is one of the country’s largest seaside resorts so you’ll find accommodation options for every budget.   From camping and economic guest houses through to 4 star hotels.   You’ll finding  a handy starting point right here.

Is it going to be fun?

Over ten successful years of bringing the weird and the wonderful to Great Yarmouth, we are looking forward to Out There 2018, ram-packed full  of fantastic family entertainment, free circus and street arts and plenty to see and do…  so yes, it will be fun!

OK, it sounds like fun, is it going to be free?

All of the festival programme this year will be free to all. Alongside all the free goodness, we generally stage a handful of ticketed shows.  2018’s festival  programme is now available here.

Where is it taking place?

Our traditional festival hub is in St. Georges Park.  From there, the festival spreads out to locations across Great Yarmouth. This year we are exploring Blackfriar’s carpark and Deneside Green as performance spaces.

Will there be refreshments available?

Yes, there will be various food stalls of different cuisines in place around the park, plus the amazing Mermadelica!  Buon appetito!

The Drill House will also be opening itself up to The Festival Lounge this year; a place to kick back and relax from the festival hubbub.

Will I be able to see every show?

As we fill the weekend with a large number of shows, it may be difficult to watch every performance. Certain shows will have multiple performances throughout the day so careful planning with the diary at the back of the brochure will help you in seeing every show.

Spoiled for choice? Get in contact with us on Facebook or with our volunteer team during the festival for recommendations.

Where can I get a programme?

You grab yourself a programme at one of our programme hotspots:

The Drill House
Sheringham Little Theatre
St George’s Theatre, Great Yarmouth
Norwich Playhouse
Norwich Arts Centre

You can also grab a copy from the following places:
Caister & Great Yarmouth Tesco | Great Yarmouth Railway Station | Norwich Railway Station | Asda Cafe | Sainsburys, Great Yarmouth | Gorleston Morrisons | Time & Tide Museum | Hollywood Cinema, Great Yarmouth | Troll Cart | McDonalds | Co-op Belton | Co-op Bradwell | Tourist Information Centre Great Yarmouth | Priory Centre | Lowestoft Tesco | Lowestoft Asda

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Your sense of humour and a willingness to have fun!

We do recommend you bring something to sit on (we do provide benches and mats but something a little personal wouldn’t hurt) and your phone camera to share the memories with your friends and families (and us! #outtherefest).

How about some spare change for our donation barrels? You can ensure we continue to deliver  outstanding performances every year.

Can I take photographs during the event?

Of course. Be sure to share them with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram #outtherefest

What happens if there is bad weather?

As long as it is safe to do so, performances will go on

Are there any age restrictions to any of the events or  activities?

Some shows will have a recommended age, information can be found in the brochure and on the website listings.