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Inside Out Dorset Festival returns 14 - 23 September 2018 


Inside Out Dorset Festival

Bill Gee and Kate Wood, Co-Artistic Directors

The festival will take place 14 - 23 September 2018 return soon as we reveal details of locations and performances. We look forward to welcoming you.




Inside Out Dorset 2016 events


ray lee (uk)

fri 16 sept (portland)
sat 17-sun 18 sept (weymouth)

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le cirque du platzak (nl)

sun 18 sept

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and now: (uk)

sat 17-tue 20 sept

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up in the air

various artists

sat 24 sept

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hengistbury headlines

various artists (uk)

thur 22 – sun 25 sept

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Please help us in continuing to present high quality large scale work by making a donation. If you want to take a greater part through sponsoring and patronage we would be delighted to talk to you too.

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latest news

Inside Out Dorset Festival 2018

Inside Out Dorset Festival 2018

5 February 2018

The 2018 festival will take place 14 – 23 September stay tuned as we reveal the locations and performances.

Soaring Sky at Latitude Festival

Soaring Sky at Latitude Festival

14 July 2017

Did you catch Arbonauts performance piece Soaring Sky at Hengistbury during the 2017 Inside Out Dorset Festival? Well, you’ll be able to see a version of it when it’s performed at Latitude Festival this weekend. Including the amazing costumes designed …

a tantalizing tidbit

Inside Out Dorset 2016 Promo

Plus dip into our archive to find out about past festivals here - 2014, 2012, 2010, 2008 and 2007...

what people say

Inside Out Dorset has been offering extraordinary events in extraordinary places since 2007, gaining a strong reputation for contempoary arts. Here’s what the art world had to say:

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Simon Mellor Executive Director, Arts & Culture for Arts Council England

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get involved

There are lots of ways to get more involved with Inside Out Dorset, through talks, workshops and professional development opportunities.

volunteers - we need you!

Our volunteers are a dedicated and happy bunch - and we couldn't run the festival without them. Come and join the team this year!