Artists in the Programme

We were delighted to spotlight some of the brilliant artists who were sadly unable to perform their work live at Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF), due to SIRF’s cancellation this year.

XTRAX showcases the UK outdoor arts sector to the world and help artists build important relationships with festival programmers at home and overseas. Our showcasing events such as this are a gateway into the UK sector; we encourage those looking to grow their international programmes to explore the artist profiles below and urge you to get in touch and make contacts vital to their work.

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Artists Programmed at SIRF 2021

A group of circus performers standing on stilts in front of a large crowd. Production: Wild Motionhouse

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A Bird in the Hand Theatre

A Puppet and mask theatre company based in West Yorkshire creating beautiful work for family audiences. 1. the Bewonderment Machine – an…

Alleyne Dance

Alleyne Dance is a UK based company with an international reach. Founded in 2014 by award- winning dancers Kristina and Sadé Alleyne,…

The Invisible Man

Introducing The Invisible Man, brought to you by Altered States industries. Come face to face with the man who isn’t there! A…


The Baghdaddies pump out an eclectic fusion of rhythms and melodies plucked from around the world that are guaranteed to raise your spirits!

Bash Street Theatre

Bash Street Theatre is a small independent touring company founded 30 years ago by partners Simon Pullum and JoJo Pickering. Based in…

Beady Eye Theatre

Total Theatre & Arches Brick Award winners, Beady Eye creates visually epic performance for indoors and outdoors spaces. We are movement theatre…

Bombay Baja Brass Band

A much sought after Indian Brass Band performing popular Bollywood, bhangra and Punjabi tunes, as well as Indian wedding songs.

DAMAEDANCE | Alice Bonazzi and Sara Marques

DamaeDance is a platform created in 2018 by Manchester-based dance artists Alice Bonazzi and Sara Marques to collaborate, produce and share their…

Desperate Men

Versatile and inventive, Desperate Men’s mischievous,playful and warm hearted work invites audiences to ask serious questions about the world.


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Beginning with the person and creates a relationship between body – mind – object – emotions

The Flying Buttresses

An enchanting interactive puppetry walkabout featuring an elderly couple of miniature proportions, with huge personalities and a not-so-firm grip on modern life

Fully Booked Theatre

Founded by choreographer and performer Jennifer Essex and poet Harry Man, Fully Booked Theatre joyfully blends the worlds of dance and poetry…

Gobbledegook Theatre

Gobbledegook make innovative, cross-artform work for unusual places. With theatre at its core, our live performance, music, and installation work is frequently…

Gorilla Circus

Gorilla Circus produces large scale outdoor flying trapeze and circus shows.

Granny Turismo

A UK based company producing walkabout street entertainment based on Segways.

Jeanefer Jean-Charles

Artistic Director and Choreographer Jeanefer Jean-Charles is a globally respected creative artist.

Just More Productions

Just More Productions is a new community engagement company using food history and performance to educate and entertain. Just More is a…

Kapow – Dance Circus Theatre

Kapow is a female led company, creating vibrant and imaginative productions for people and planet. We use dance, circus and theatre to…

Kate Flatt Projects

Contemporary folk-inspired dance and music performance in urban outdoor contexts with strong narrative and ritual themes

Madame Zucchini’s Vegetable Entertainment

Vegetable entertainment shows specialising in vegetable theatre, vegetable creature making sessions and courgette-costumed walkabout


pa-BOOM – produces outdoor work using light, fire and pyrotechnics. Creates site-specific works and events adaptable to different locations.


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Requardt & Rosenberg

Requardt & Rosenberg is the partnership of performance maker and Shunt co-founder, David Rosenberg, and choreographer, Frauke Requardt. Their current production, Future…

Dan Fox – Sound Intervention

Installations, sound art, film, soundtracks, performance and music. Bespoke creative ideas realised. Aural and visual.


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Strong Lady Productions

With a playful combination of astounding strength, surprising elegance & skilful comedy Strong Lady Productions creates work that brings people together to…

Whalley Range All Stars

“Sly, funny and surreal performances … the ever-excellent Whalley Range All Stars.” The Guardian WRAS is recognised nationally and internationally as one…