The Drill House, based in Great Yarmouth, UK, is a national centre, dedicated to the development of circus and outdoor arts.

As a sector leading organisation and NPO, Out There Arts delivers outstanding opportunities for artists through supporting, hosting and delivering a variety of circus and outdoor arts projects, events, small commissions and residencies.

Applications are now open; we are interested in artists that work in outdoor arts and circus, but also those that work in other disciplines who are keen to work collaboratively with or extend their practice into these art forms. 

Out There Arts  values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people across all cultural and social backgrounds and actively seek applications from those currently underrepresented in the arts community; particularly people of colour, people identifying as LGBTQ, D/deaf and disabled people (as defined by the Equality Act 2010).

The facilities available are:

  • Accommodation
  • Production office and green room facility with wifi
  • Kitchen & laundry facilities
  • Changing room, toilet and shower facilities
  • Dirty fabrication workshop


For further information please complete the contact form above and we’ll get in touch.



There is no fixed formula for how a partnership might work.   It is likely to consist of an exchange of our support, in the creation and development of work, in return for artists providing reciprocal benefits to both Out There and the local community. Alongside artist development, we are committed to the cultural development of audiences of all kinds in Great Yarmouth, making outstanding experiences accessible to all and contributing to life and regeneration in the town.

Typical exchange activities include artists:

  • Delivering workshops for a local group or audience
  • Running classes for our Drillaz Circus School
  • Running masterclasses for local emerging artists and professionals
  • Performing at Out There events (eg the Out There International Festival of Circus and Street Arts which takes place annually in September)

Wherever possible we try to match the in-kind value of our support to the value of the activities provided by artists to ensure that both parties are mutually benefiting from the exchange.

Typically Out There might provide:

  • Residency space
  • Mentoring and guidance
  • Time with our Creative Team
  • Assistance in developing project plans and grant applications
  • Help in finding appropriate creative collaborators and partners
  • Work-in-progress and showing opportunities
  • Links to a wide range of networks and partners

We are keen to work with artists who are interested in establishing a strong developmental partnership with us, and are committed to developing work of the highest standard and open to input and advice from early on in the creation process.


The Drill House

Our engine for all we do as well as a multi-function venue for circus, outdoor arts, creation, entertainment and culture.

What’s On
The Festival

Our action-packed weekend where you can enjoy the very best circus and outdoor arts across the streets, parks and open spaces of Great Yarmouth

Out There Festival

Our Drill House Class Programme currently offers ages 2 to 17yrs opportunities to discover the incredible world of circus!