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Inside Out Dorset Festival returns 14 - 23 September 2018 

Further announcements will be revealed at the end of May.

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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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support us

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

All good things must end.

All good things must end.

1 May 2018

Our Crowdfunder has ended. While we didn’t reach our (challenging) target, we did raise a fantastic amount that will make a real difference to our festival this year. As a charity, Activate (who produce Inside Out Dorset Festival) relies heavily …

Our first 2018 site reveal!

Our first 2018 site reveal!

26 April 2018

The Inside Out team are busy getting ready to announce all the details for this year’s Festival, which takes place 14 – 23 September 2018. We’re so excited to share the location of our opening weekend with you, which will …

Last week of Crowdfunder – please support your festival

Last week of Crowdfunder – please support your festival

25 April 2018

We have now entered the last few days of our first Crowdfunder campaign. Please help us raise as much as we can. Even if we don’t hit the big target, your donations still matter; we receive the final sum raised …

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!