Out There Arts National centre for outdoor arts and circus

What is Young Out There?

Young Out There is our youth-led creative programme bringing together inspirational experiences and creative activity produced for, with and by local young people from schools, colleges and other youth groups from the Borough of Great Yarmouth.

Devised by the Young Out There Collective, the programme fosters collaboration with creative professionals, including local, national and international artists, and provides a platform for young talent express their creativity as part of The Out There International Festival of Outdoor Arts and Circus.


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About Out There Festival

Free three day festival taking place on the 30th May – 1st June 2024

In its 16th year, Out There Festival is the UK’s largest outdoor arts and circus festival presenting work to audiences of over 65,000 by 30 UK and international companies. Out There has built a national and international reputation for world class artistic quality, new and diverse work, regional talent, international collaboration and innovative community engagement. Expect circus, theatre, music, spectacle, comedy, dance, acrobatics, participatory activity and visual arts installations, presented across a variety of locations in Great Yarmouth.

For Out There Festival 2024 we will be hosting a series of creative interventions, workshops, activities and performances through the Young Out There Programme. We’re looking for ideas that raises your voice and talents above anything else whether that be through theatre, dance, music, visual arts, film, outdoor arts, circus and more!

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Young Out There Programme

Schools Engagement

Get Involved

7 May – 10 May, between 10am and 3pm

East Norfolk Sixth Form College is partnering with Out There Festival once again to host a week-long programme of inspirational performances, workshops and career talks.

Performances and Career Talks

We are inviting artists from around the world to perform and inspire.

Featured artists include: Darryl J. Carrington (UK), Duo Vita (CO), Dulce Duca (PT), Cocoloco (UK), Bureau of Silly Ideas (UK), Hocus Pocus Theatre (UK) and Hicks & Rudkin (UK).

Creative Workshops

To celebrate the redevelopment of The Ice House – we’re producing an incredible parade at the Out There Festival on Saturday 1st June.

The parade will explore the heritage of The Ice House with fabulous flags, banners and pennants designed and created by local young people. Join us at EN6FC and have a go at using a myriad of visual arts techniques, from monoprint to illustration!

Get Involved

This opportunity is FREE and open to both Primary and Secondary Schools (KS1 – KS4). We encourage you to book a combination of sessions e.g. 1 x Performance and Career Talk and 1 x Creative Workshop. Travel bursaries are available to those who may find travel a barrier to accessing the opportunity.

Sessions are 75mins long and run between 10am – 3pm, from Tuesday – Friday. We can accommodate multiple year groups and classes, so don’t hesitate to bring the whole school along!

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Register your interest

Contact Katy Carlyon, East Norfolk Sixth Form College, at Kcarlyon@eastnorfolk.ac.uk.

Let Katy know which days you are available and how many year groups/classes you can bring, and your preference for morning/afternoon sessions. We will then allocate the sessions accordingly. You should also make us aware if you are in need of travel support.

Out There Festival

Get Involved

30th May – 1st June

The Out There Festival – set to take place from 30th May – 1st June – is your platform to showcase young talent from across Great Yarmouth. Aimed at ages 7 – 25 years.

Open to individuals and youth organisations (including schools, colleges, community groups, clubs and societies) – we’re on the lookout for musicians, bands, dancers or dance groups, theatre performers, poets, spoken word, comedians, magicians, circus, or any performers aged up to 25 years.

No matter where you are on your journey – amateur or professional – we want to hear from you. The Young Out There Programme will support you in making your exciting ideas, a reality.

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An idea of what you could do:

  • Are you a choir group - interested in pop-up serenades?
  • Are you a brass band - up for providing fanfare overtures for our community parade?
  • Are you an acrobatics club - wanting to bounce around alongside world-class acrobatics?
  • Are you a school organising one of Shakespeare's classics wanting to perform alfresco?
  • Are you a young person with a passion for magic and sleight of hand wanting to perform to an adoring audience?

What Out There Arts will provide

  • Mentorship and coaching geared towards performing at an outdoor arts festival
  • Cover transportation costs, provide food and drink during the festival (world renown food!)
  • Provide a pitch with technical equipment eg. staging, sound
  • Designated stage manager and technician
  • Dressing room
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To apply for this amazing opportunity, complete the form linked below, which includes a little about yourself, where you're from, what your availability is and information on your skill or talent that you would like to perform at the Out There Festival 2024. Please also complete our equal opportunities form linked below. Deadline: 10th March 2024.

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Want to help us host even more amazing artists and classes? The more support we get, the higher the quality of ever-growing programme will be. By choosing to donate, your support will help us to continue hosting these wonderful events such as the Out There Festival.

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