Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF)

The countdown is on to SIRF18 – we’re back between 2 and 5 August bringing you more incredible performances and magical moments for everyone to enjoy!

We’re busy working on this year’s festival programme which will include a range of shows across Stockton Town Centre including a mix of small-scale and large-scale performances suitable for all ages.

This year’s launch show, This Is Not For You by Graeae, is an outdoor performance paying moving tribute to Britain’s wounded war veterans, men and women whose contributions to history often go unnoticed.  This is part of the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary.

The theme for this year’s SIRF Community Carnival is Reach for the Stars as we celebrate some memorable moments in our history.

To help whet your appetite for what’s to come, here’s just some of the festival highlights we captured during SIRF17 – and remember to keep following us on social media on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to get the very latest SIRF news and updates.