Visit Great Yarmouth and experience the magical, blazing display of fire installations & sculptures.

The producers of the Out There Festival and Great Yarmouth Borough Council present to you ‘Fire on the Water’ – An immersive experience with dramatic outdoor arts, hypnotic water projections and shining installations, glowing embers leap and twirl in the night, warming the hearts of all who spectates.

As the chosen location of the immense and mesmerising event, the Venetian Waterways will be transformed into a spectacular scene that will provide amazing cross-site visibility and offer plenty of car parking space, wheelchair accessibility and suitable space for visitors to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Explore this page to learn everything you need to see Great Yarmouth in a different light with Fire on the Water.

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Is it Free? >

Tickets are £6 and admit up to 6 people.

Do I need to book tickets to visit? >

Yes please, you must have a booking to attend this event.

Booking your tickets, How do I book? >

Tickets go online on the 12th July.

When they’re live, head to the top of the page and click the booking link.

In Person: Please visit The Drill House, York Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2LZ

Over the Phone: Please call 01493 745458

Is this suitable for large groups? >

Yes, if you have a large family, then you are welcome to book more group tickets of the same timeslot.
However, if you are part of an organised group please contact

How many tickets can I book? >

On the booking system you are limited to one ticket per booking which admits up to 6 people. For larger groups please contact

Do I need to book for children? >

Children are included in the count of groups of 6.

Are there any special dates for people with additional needs? >

We will be hosting a ‘Relaxed Night’ Wednesday 3rd November to accommodate young people and adults with autism and other sensory sensitivities. Please contact to find out more.

Where is it taking place? >

The Venetian Waterways on Great Yarmouth Seafront.
North Drive, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1EQ

How long will it take to walk around approximately? How long can I stay in the gardens? >

Optional Short route: 30 mins (500m)
Long Route: 60 mins (1000m)
No loitering allowed, so please keep moving like there’s a fire!

What can I expect? >

Areas of the Waterways will be dark, bright, but not scary…However some fire sculptures are large and can make a loud noise.

Are there any age restrictions to the events or activities? >

There’s no upper or lower age limit for this event. No Under 16s will be admitted without accompanying adult. There is an accessible route for pushchairs.

Will there be refreshments available? >

There are a few close-by cafes open during the event. We recommend you grab a coffee after your visit.

Do I need to bring anything with me? >

Please wear weather appropriate clothing, sturdy walking shoes and wet weather gear if it’s going to rain. Also, please make sure you have your ticket QR code either on screen or printed.

Can I bring my pets? >

It’s not permitted to bring pets to the event. However Guide Dogs are Allowed.

Can I take photos/video? >

Of course! Please do and use the hashtag #fireonthewater if you post to social media. However we are asking folks to turn off their flash, as this may disturb the ambient light.

What happens if there is bad weather? >

We consider extreme weather such as high wind speeds too dangerous to keep open, however the event will still go ahead in light rain so we suggest to wrap up and wear suitable clothing.

I'm not able to attend as planned. Can I give my ticket to someone else? >

Yes you can. But if you can’t make it, unfortunately, tickets are non-refundable, but they are transferable.

Can I still use my ticket if I arrive late? >

We will try our best to find you an alternative time slot, however due to limited capacity, this may not always be possible.

Will this event disturb the wildlife? >

During the planning process we sought advice and carried out investigations regarding wildlife and habitat. We endeavour to cause minimum impact and disturbance and have been advised that the event does not coincide with nesting season. If you would like to discuss in further detail, please email:

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Norfolk Secret Menu

Bars Cafes and Restaurants can take part in the Norfolk Secret Menu.

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Become an Event Partner

From just £200 you can sponsor the event.

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Claim your free complimentary ticket for businesses

Follow the link and book your free ticket for up to six people.

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We’re also looking for extra hands when things get a little heated. With Fire on the Water we will have a variety of exciting opportunities to get stuck into and learn all the ins and outs of running a large scale world-class event. To register your interest, please email:


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