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Out There International Festival of Street Arts & Circus

Get set for the 2017 Out There Festival with a host of circus and street art talent from the UK, Europe and South America, which will bring Great Yarmouth alight with spectacle, spectacular skills and sensational fun for all the family on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September 2017 – and most of it is completely FREE!

Watch out for the wild and wacky in St. George's Park, on the streets, parks and open spaces of Great Yarmouth.

Once again Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area (GYTABIA) are partnering with SeaChange Arts to bring a packed programme of some of the world’s finest circus and street arts performers.

Out There 2017 also features SeaChange’s base the Drill House following its £1.5million redevelopment and refurbishment where there will be both indoor and outdoor events taking place during the festival.



An outdoor duet that explores the relationship between humankind and Earth’s permanent natural satellite: the Moon. Performed as a contemporary ritual, revisiting the mystical place the Moon holds in the history of human culture.

Set in the round, Orbis is accompanied by a 360 degree surround sound score. Immerse into an outdoor spectacle that will take you beyond the realms of planet earth.

The Brooklyn Healer

Charley O’Taney – The Brooklyn Healer

After unexpectedly receiving the healing gift from a dying Chinese man, Charlie O’ Taney was forced to make an abrupt career change; from Mafia Hitman to Brooklyn Healer.

Step inside Charlie’s faithful automobile, a veritable cabinet of miracles, where the street becomes a mobile therapy room and you become the centre of a profound and refreshingly funny miracle.

Bingo Lingo

Bingo Lingo

Bingo Lingo is a fun game of chance harnessing the nations love for Bingo. Played on oversized Bingo cards it’s a chance for everyone to get involved. Beryl and Cyril are your comperes for the game and they love the joy Bingo brings to many. 

Bingo Lingo is a game for everyone, where disability politics meets cheeky end of the pier humour. So its eyes down for a game like you’ve never played before!


The Actual Reality Arcade

The Actual Reality Arcade

Welcome to the Actual Reality Arcade, a life sized interactive game zone for all ages, inspired by classic arcade games. Pilot a spaceship across the galaxy in Defender Run or shoot down aliens in the Space Invaders gallery. Enter the Reality Arcade for interactive play and fun where you bring the games to life.

Matthew Harrison has worked in many different artistic fields, primarily as an animator and artist to engage people of all ages in creative participation. 

Baba Yaga's House

Artists' impression - Baba Yaga's House

A ramshackle old cottage roams the landscape on chicken legs, provoking many questions. What is it? What is it doing? Who lives in it? Should I be scared? And If you are brave enough to get closer, Baba Yaga will surely be close by too.

Baba Yaga’s House is inspired by Slavic fairytales that have been adapted over centuries to excite and scare children and adults alike. Now awoken from her slumber, 300 years later Baba Yaga flies again.



Five women, five countries, and as many languages, Vavel Circus bring a delightful, effervescent circus show jam-packed full of energy, music, shouting… bags… bicycles and a bear!

Performers from Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Italy and Switzerland tackle nuns, boxing, girl power and endless physical and linguistic tricks.

A zany, enthralling, comic circus show for all the family.

Sense of Unity

Sense of Unity
In an exciting new collaboration, percussion ensemble Worldbeaters return to Great Yarmouth to work alongside German outdoor puppeteers, Dundu in Sense of Unity.

Our Saturday evening outdoor highlight fuses visual spectacle and raucous live music. The high-energy beats of Worldbeaters lead a procession around the town in search of the giant, illuminated puppets of Dundu. The journey culminates with the interaction of musicians, puppets and audience, sharing love light and music.

Table Manners

Table Manners
Table Manners is Avant-Garde Dance Company’s stunning new out-door performance. Experience a dining experience like never before with raw and inventive choreography.

The show explores the complexities of human relationships and behavior when it comes to our very different cultural connections with food and sitting down to eat. Avant Garde invite audiences to join us as we turn the tables on what is assumed to be ‘polite’ in various dining contexts!


A young woman wants to get married. But not just to anybody!
So, naturally enough, she organises a love contest with the audience… and seduces them with acrobatics performed on her canary yellow bike. All while speaking backwards. Who will be the lucky one?

Performed in 24 countries, the enchanting Kalabazi makes it UK debut here in Great Yarmouth.

Rookie's Circus

Rookie's Circus

Go on admit it – you’ve been impressed by all the acrobatic mayhem, clever trickery and dexterous handy-work.

Here’s your chance to have a go in our Rookie’s Circus workshop. Under the expert tuition of our resident company, Dizzy O’Dare, get airborne with our aerial try outs, spin plates, dice with the diablo or get granny to show you her juggling skills!

Mr & Mr Burn

Mr & Mr Burn
Meet Mr & Mr Burn, an explosive, chaotic, offbeat Vegas double act with a touch of disaster about them.

Listen as they fill the air with some sweet swinging and brass heavy music… but will they get through their gig without setting their whole world on fire?

Contemporary clowning, physical theatre, puppetry and pyrotechnics create an anarchic world of surprises where anything can (and will) go wrong!

Un Petit Air De Cabaret

Un Petit De Cabaret

From France, four circus artists unite for a sparkling show packed full of foolish fun.

These circomédiens come together to twist classic circus into a contemporary competition in which they jostle, joust and joke with juggling, clowning, acrobatics, aerial and a dash of rock ‘n’ roll. A contagious comedy show packed full of inventive twists.

Make the most of Out There 2017!

The Out There Festival is celebrating it's 10th birthday this year and is set to be jam packed full of thrills, spills and laughter with crazy comedy and spectacular performances.

The programme extends to Great Yarmouth Library and St. George's Plaza with walkabout acts on Regent Road and in the market place.

March on down to The Drill House to see a varied programme of events. See Um Belo Dia by Ducle Duca from Portugal with swirling skirts in a beautiful celebratory and cathartic dance. Blending theatre, circus and dance effortlessy.

Set the kids to work with activities and workshops at the Drill House Boot Camp celebrating the 150 year anniversary of the Drill House. Become a little drummer boy or girl in the drum making workshop, play a Military Misfits game or mock up your own medal.

Don't miss Dundu and Worldbeaters Saturday night spectacular with Sense of Unity. Starting at St. George's Park, the high energy beats from the Worldbeaters lead a procession around the town in search of the giant, illuminated puppets of Dundu. A visual spectacle with live music, lights and puppets.

Head to Trafalgar Road to find the Family zone where you can have a go in the Rookie's Circus workshop, take part in an Actual Reality Arcade with games including Space Invaders or work as a family team to build a den with Fairhaven.

As part of the festival's birthday celebration, there are 10 hot-air balloons designed and conctructed by local groups and schools, hidden around the festival sites. Pick up a treasure map from the tea stall at The Cake & Ache Break or from one of the festival information points. Follow the clues to find all 10 balloons, with every completed and returned map will receive a little prize and be entered into a prize draw.

St. George's Park is the hub of the festival including the Food Village and shows of all sorts.

Some shows have been created in Great Yarmouth including Playground Victories by Light the Fuse & Scribbled Thought. Watch as four performers capture the highs and lows of our playground past, present and future from first snogs to pirate adventures.

In a choreographed frenzy of acrobatics, silks, trapeze, hat juggling and slapstick, Circo Rum Ba Ba's The Crow House is a wonderful show using an eclectic mix of circus, puppetry abd music.

Most of the festival is FREE with 2 ticketed shows, Garbuix by Spain's Compania Vavel Circus at The Drill House and Rear View by IUO taking place at Great Yarmouth Library. Both shows are based on a Pay What you Can scheme with prices ranging from £1-£12 per person. Tickets can be purchased through the Out There Festival website.

Fool Britannia by Abi Collins - See her at the Drill House
Mullally performing at the Saturday Sounds Stage
The Tamarros - walkabout act in St George's Park, Market Place, Regent Road and at the Drill House

The Showman's Daughter - filmed at The Out There Festival


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