SIRF 2016

The countdown is on to the 29th Stockton International Riverside Festival.  Packing Stockton-on-Tees with stunning street theatre, breath-taking circus performances, dynamic dance and our wonderful Community Carnival.

Our opening show is Furious Folly by Mark Anderson, which focuses on the conflicts of World War 1, combining music, performance and mechanical creations to express shell shock and the opposition to war.

Furious Folly will take place at Preston Park, tickets for the event are FREE but must be booked in advance.  

Please note; For safety reasons children under the age of 12 will not be admitted to Furious Folly. Once within the performance area, the audience is not permitted to leave until the show is finished due to safety restrictions.


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

Findind out more about this year’s Performances and Companies or download the full programme using the icons below.

SIRF 2016 Programme of Events