XTRAX / Stockton International Riverside Festival Showcase 2020

An international professional programme immersed within one of the world’s oldest and best international Outdoor Art festivals.

Following the success of our inaugural Showcase in 2019 at Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF), we are partnering once again with SIRF to bring our International Showcase to Stockton-on Tees.

SIRF is an annual free Outdoor Arts and street theatre festival in Stockton-on-Tees. Now in its 33rd year, the festival holds the title as one of the world’s oldest and best international outdoor art festivals, that attracts international artists performing to thousands of spectators each year.

Our showcasing and sector networking events are a gateway into the UK sector, so if you are looking for an opportunity to develop your networks and understanding of Outdoor Arts, we welcome you to experience this fantastic festival with our team.

What to expect?
Over four amazing days in August, SIRF transforms Stockton-on-Tees into a theatrical feast that showcases outstanding international street theatre, dance, circus, and music acts. You’ll get the opportunity to be immersed in a rich programme of outdoor shows, learn about new models of working and meet with others working in the industry in a professional programme that will include talks, networking and pitching sessions.

UK Outdoor Arts and Europe: What’s next?
This year’s edition will have a particular focus on Europe, questioning how the UK Outdoor Arts sector can continue to create, tour, collaborate with European partners post-Brexit. We will bring representatives from across Europe and beyond to exchange, reflect and explore opportunities for the future.

More information about the programme will be announced soon, follow us on social media and sign up to our newsletter to be among the first to hear.

Registration is now open. Click on the button on your top right to secure your free place.

Read about the impact of last year’s XTRAX showcases here.

Image credit: Hotel Watercage by Theater Tol (BE) © Stockton Council

The XTRAX / SIRF 2019 Showcase is supported by Arts Council England through National Lottery Project Grants

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Contact Elena Cavallero on elena@xtrax.org.uk to find out more.


Stockton-on-Tees, UK