SIRF 2022: Artistic Programme

  • Dates: Thursday 4 - Sunday 7 August

*Without Walls Programme
**2022 Without Walls Programme

See the Shows and Artists who have their pages on our Directory


  • [Opening show] Gratte Ciel, Tawa
  • Canal and Rivers Trust, Brilliant Barrage
  • Lieux Publics, Harmonic Fields
  • Rivers of the World

Friday and Saturday

  • Altered States, The Invisible Man*
  • AøE, 0AR
  • Audrey Cook, Ricky the Itch
  • Bash Street Theatre, The Cameraman
  • Curious Arts, Wildflower
  • Daryl Beeton Productions and Mimbre, Look Mum, No Hands!**
  • Desperate Men, Generations
  • Entre Terre et Ciel, Envol
  • Frolicked, Seeing Red
  • Full Circle, Stomping Ground
  • Fully Booked Theatre, String and Strong’s Great Big Game-a-thon
  • Gobbledegook Theatre, Ear Trumpet*
  • Joli Vyann, Timeless**
  • Just More Productions, Do What Ya Mama Told Ya!*
  • Kapow Dance Circus Theatre, Mayfly*
  • Kieran Barker, Stockton Treasure
  • La Puntual, Pippa
  • Lieux Publics, Harmonic Fields
  • Limbic Cinema and Full Tilt Aerial, Within Without
  • Lukasz Pucsko, Burek the Dog
  • Madame Zucchini, Madame Zucchini & her amazing vegetable entertainment
  • Mathew Harrison, Community Chest**
  • Miss High Leg Kick, Eau de Memoire**
  • Rivers of the World
  • Strong Lady Productions, Strong Enough*
  • Têtes de Mule, Parasite Circus
  • The Clay Connection, Lives of Clay**
  • Theatre Témoin, FLOOD**
  • Tin Arts, Got Your Nose
  • Whalley Range All Stars, Godzillatown
  • Whippet Up, For the People, By the People


  • [Closing show] Transe Express, Mobile homme: Celestial machine for 7 flying drummers
  • A Bird in the Hand Theatre, A Sweep of Swallows
  • Apollo Drummers
  • Artemis, Cali and Mari
  • Baghdaddies
  • Baked A La Ska
  • Carnival Parade, Everything Under the Sun
  • Circus Raj and The Grand Indian Bazaar
  • Dulce Duca, Streets With Attitude
  • Glass House Dance, Time Machine Disco
  • Hannabiell & the Midnight Blue Collective
  • London Astrobeat Orchestra perform Talking Heads
  • Old Time Sailors
  • Pangottic, Loaded
  • Rivers of the World
  • Upper Level, Rainbow Stilts
  • Urban Playground, Zoo Humans
  • Yorkshire Life Aquatic, Million Dollar Mermaids

For the full programme, please see the SIRF website.

Image credit: Ear Trumpet by Gobbledegook Theatre © courtesy of the artist

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Travelling to the UK and Stockton-on-Tees

By Air
The nearest airport is Teesside International Airport in Durham, with flights connecting to Ireland, Spain, Portugal, and the Netherlands. The airport is only a 10-minutes train ride away from Stockton-on-Tees city centre.
Manchester airport is also well connected to Stockton-on-Tees, with frequent direct trains running from the airport to Thornaby station in just under 3h. The airport is linked to all main European and international destinations.
Newcastle Airport is 1.5 hours from Thornaby or Middlesbrough stations by train.

By Train
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Artistic Programme shows and artists

Professional networking events at SIRF, 3-6 August

XTRAX is delighted to offer a weekend of professional networking and meetings alongside the Stockton International Riverside Festival, 3-6 August. We invite colleagues…

Mobile Homme


Which child didn’t dream whilst lying underneath a mobile, their nose under a string of characters balancing at the end of a…

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…

Artemis Productions

Artemis are a Liverpool based company specialising in interactive Stilt walkabout characters.


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

The Cameraman

Artist: Bash Street Theatre

With songs, excitement and comedy, we follow the fortunes of an inept cameraman who inadvertently becomes involved in the theft of the World’s Largest Diamond.

Lives of Clay

Artist: Vidya Thirunarayan

Conceived and performed by Vidya Thirunarayan
Directed by Tim Supple
Director of Choreography Debbie Fionn Barr
Designer Julie Landau
Composer Barry Ganberg


Artist: DAMAEDANCE | Alice Bonazzi and Sara Marques

DamaeDance’s mesmerising outdoor work IRMÃ-sister is an exhilarating, cutting-edge exploration of the beauty and challenges of women’s relationships, looking at how they…

Look Mum, No Hands

Look Mum, No Hands! is a tender story about friendship and growing up. It is a visually beautiful, and physically surprising, coming-of-age story about two frie

Desperate Men

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


DULCE DUCA is a way of living.
Beginning with the person and creates a relationship between body – mind – object – emotions


Frolicked is an outdoor, puppet theatre company. We make engaging and magical performances featuring a host of memorable puppet characters.

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…

Time Machine Disco

Artist: Glass House Dance

A Century-Hoppin’ Dance Extravaganza for the street. What the funk has happened? Why are people not shaking their thang? Dr Spin has…

Ear Trumpet

Artist: Gobbledegook Theatre

Ear Trumpet is about listening. It’s about the sound under the ground. The noises that you would miss if you didn’t listen…


Timeless is Joli Vyann’s new spectacular medium to large scale outdoor touring show featuring an interactive 7 metre high, free standing, rotating…

Do What Ya Mama Told Ya!

Artist: Just More Productions

A feast of food fusion across geography and generations, in this vibrant street theatre, comedy circus show! International contemporary circus artist Blaze…


Artist: Kapow - Dance Circus Theatre

Mayfly is a spectacular fusion of water, dance and song. The stage will come to life with water effects and leaping fountains….

PIPA, puppet show.

Artist: La Puntual

PIPA* does not want a quiet and peaceful life, he wants to play, to have fun, to fall in love, to live…

Within Without

Artist: Full Tilt

Within Without is a site-specific and immersive multimedia performance that transforms Trinity Church into a cathedral of light, texture, and movement. Developed…

Lukasz Puczko Marionettes

Lukasz Puczko was born and lives in Poland. He has been performing with his puppets (mainly marionettes) for the last nine years.In…

Madame Zucchini’s Vegetable Entertainment

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

Matthew Harrison

Matthew’s new work, The Actual Reality Arcade uses visual art to create a participatory installation; a life-sized interactive games zone based on…

Eau de Memoire

Artist: Miss High Leg Kick

An outdoor show for the nose… Eau de Memoire celebrates the rich experiences and memories evoked by our sense of smell, recalling…


We makes shows and contraptions. Then we take them around the world.

Strong Lady Productions

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

Parasite Circus

Artist: Tetes de Mules

PARASITE CIRCUS! A blood bath for young and old!

Got Your Nose

Artist: TIN Arts

Got Your Nose – be a part of the Great Conk Census! Outdoor fun-filled inclusive dance theatre that includes audience participation.

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…