August events: Join in the fun at Stockton International Riverside Festival

Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham

Hosted annually in August, this eclectic festival features four days of street theatre, circus, dance, music and more to inspire, entertain and make you laugh.

Since the first Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF) in August 1988, the festival has grown in popularity to become one of Europe’s finest celebrations of outdoor arts and street theatre. 

For four days each year, the streets and public places of Stockton in north-east England are transformed into an arena for outstanding shows, from large-scale showstopping events to intimate experiences like wall-to-wall street theatre, circus, dance, music and pyrotechnics. Everything is delivered by world-class artists and performers who respond to their environment to absorb and involve their audiences. Unpredictable, vibrant, spectacular, challenging, moving, beautiful, exotic and transformative – SIRF is unmissable!

Stockton International Riverside Festival 2019 takes place between 1 and 4 August with a full programme of events throughout the weekend.

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