Out There Arts National centre for outdoor arts and circus

Making an unforgettable festival experience for everyone

2023 Festival Programme

Out There Arts are dedicated to ensuring that the festival is an inclusive, safe and accessible space for everyone. We have a variety of offers in place at the festival to remove barriers to attendance and engagement.

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Download a PDF ready guide to help plan the Out There Festival that suits you

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BSL Shows at Out There

Your Experience

Our commitment to ensuring equality of access also extends to our digital information surrounding the event. We want as many people as possible to use this website and our platforms and to ensure  the same information is available and accessible to everyone.

Please read below how we are ensuring the greatest level of accessibility for the Out There Festival 2023, taking place from the 15th - 17th September.

For all access enquiries we respond within 2 working days. You can reach us by:

Email: access@outtherearts.org.uk

Telephone: 01493 745458

Post: The Drill House, York Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2LZ

Our Access Officer is Marcin Rodwell, Content Strategist.

Site Accessibility


At the event site, there will be a range of seating provided. This includes benches and chairs and additional seating available to borrow. If you require any assistance, please ask one of our stewards during the event. Stewards are dressed in a blue festival host t-shirt.

Covered Spaces

During the event, there will be several marquees offering covered space. These include a quiet space available at St George’s Park and various marquees associated with select shows at the Out There Festival.


Public portaloo toilets are available at St George’s Park and St Nicholas Car Park during the festival weekend. The St George’s Park toilets are located next to the bar area, near pitch 6. The St Nicholas Car Park toilets are located next to the performance area of pitch 14. See the Visit Great Yarmouth Public Toilet page for more information on local toilet facilities.

Changing Places Toilet

We do not have a Changing Places toilet on site. See the Visit Great Yarmouth Public Toilet webpage for more information on local public toilet facilities. The nearest Changing Places Toilets is located at The Troll Cart, 7-9 Regent Rd, Great Yarmouth NR30 2AF.

Quiet Space

A quiet space is available at St George’s Park during the festival weekend.

Assistant Dogs

You are very welcome to bring guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs to the Out There Festival 2023. Drinking bowls are available from the bar tent east of St George’s Park next to pitch 6. If you require assistance, please ask one of our stewards during the event or contact us using details above prior to the event.


Where appropriate, ramps will be provided to ensure level access across all performance sites.

Medical Equipment

We welcome visitors who need to bring medicines, food or soft drinks to manage a medical condition, or medical equipment. If you require a private space on site for medical reasons, our Quiet Space is available on request.

Event Accessibility

Free Touch Tours

We are offering free pre-show Touch Tours so you can familiarise yourself with the festival area, props and sounds used in the experience. You will be taken onto the site and guided to select shows performing at the Out There Festival. Families with an access user in the group are all welcome to join the tour.

Our Touch Tour for the festival Out There Festival will be taking place on Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th September during the festival weekend, at 11am

You can book onto the touch tour by contacting Marcin Rodwell using the following contact details:

Email: access@outtherearts.org.uk

Telephone: 01493 745458

Post: The Drill House, York Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2LZ

BSL Interpretation

Shows that feature heavy dialogue will have a selected performances be BSL interpreted. You can find out the exact shows and times using the accessibility guide above or by clicking this link. 

Audio Description

We are currently offering audio descriptions on Jack in a Box Entertainment - Professor Patel’s Bollywood Punjeet & Judygee Show. You can collect an audio description kit from our Access Hub marked QS on the map.


Clear Language

All website information is written in clear language and short paragraphs considering numerous reading levels.


Clear signage and warnings for any flashing lights and other sensitivities will be placed around key locations in the space

Marketing and Website

Alt Text

We provide alternative text and captions for all new images we upload to our website unless purely decorative.


Print information has been presented clearly without uncomplicated design layouts and high contrast colour schemes. All text meets the minimum font size of 7pt with crucial information presented in font size 14pt and above.


Our website is 100% scalable. Allowing users to zoom in up to 200% without text overlapping or spilling off screen.

Our hyperlinks are presented with clear, descriptive text for easy navigation.

Accessible GuideBSL Shows

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