SIRF 2016

Packing Stockton-on-Tees with stunning street theatre, breath-taking circus performances, dynamic dance and our wonderful Community Carnival, this year’s Festival focuses on community, family and how any journey, regardless of size, can affect your relationships.

We are thrilled to announce that our opening show for SIRF16 is Furious Folly by Mark Anderson. Furious Folly focuses on the conflicts of World War 1, combining music, performance and mechanical creations to express shell shock and the opposition to war.

Here’s what to expect from our opening show:

Due to the scale of this show Furious Folly will be taking place at Preston Park, opening this year’s festival on Thursday 4 August with a repeat performance the following night.

There will still be a full programme of performances on SIRF’s traditional home of Stockton Town Centre from Friday 5 August.


See the highlights of SIRF 15 in our look back section.

Plus, find out more about this year’s Performances and Companies here, and download the full programme using the icons below.