Inside Out Dorset Festival 2016

16 - 25 September 2016   

This autumn, expect an unusual celebration of the autumn equinox, a sleepover with the RSPB and dazzling pyrotechnics at nightfall, as Inside Out Dorset, the biennial festival of outdoor art and performance returns.

All events are FREE and suitable for all. We look forward to seeing you.

2016 festival programme


Le Cirque du Platzak

Sun 18th September

Up in the Air

Various artists

Sat 24th September


Ray Lee

Fri 16th, Sat 17th to Sun 18th September

Hengistbury Headlines

Various artists

Thu 22nd to Fri 23rd, Sat 24th to Sun 25th September


Inside Out Dorset 2016, produced by Activate. Photo Nick Read, image And Now:

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Inside Out Dorset events are all free, however your support is vital – please donate whatever you can!

The festival happens because amazing people volunteer. We would love and appreciate any time you can give; volunteer here

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Inside Out Dorset is produced by Activate and funded by: Arts Council England, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, West Dorset District Council, Bournemouth Borough Council, Borough of Poole, Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, Heritage Lottery Fund, Lighthouse Poole, Dorset County Council, Weymouth BID, Pavilion Dance South West, the RSPB, Dorset Arts Together & The Arts Development Company, Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries, Cultural Hub, Arts in Hospital and b-side festival.

Activate reserves the right to alter or cancel the programme without notice, particularly in adverse weather conditions.  All timings are approximate.