Inside Out Dorset is produced by Activate Performing Arts

extraordinary events in extraordinary places

Through Inside Out Dorset 2018, we continue to seek out and commission extraordinary events in extraordinary places, transforming some of the county’s most remarkable landscapes with exceptional experiences – most of which are free to attend.

our team

We are tremendously grateful to all our funders, partners, volunteers, staff, artists and advisors – Inside Out Dorset could not happen without them.


Kate Wood
Executive Director and inside Out Dorset Co-Artistic Director

Bill Gee
Inside Out Dorset Co-Artistic Director

Caroline Suri
Producer (specialising in theatre,education and outreach)

Wendy Petitdemange
Producer (specialising in theatre,education and outreach)

Irene Archibald
Digital / Admin

Mat Ort
Production Manager and Head of Health and Safety (Freelance)

Kate McStraw
Associate Producer

Lyndsey Harvey
Marketing Manager  (Freelance)

Dom Kippin

Michaela Shaw
Part Time Producer (Youth Dance and Diversity)

Samantha Gillingham
Projects & Promotions Assistant*

*This post is made possible by Westone Jerwood Creative Bursaries

Steffy Clements
Assistant Producer

Andrea Frankham-Hughes
Volunteer Coordinator (Freelance)


With thanks to Martha Oakes and Sue Lancashire - Martha Oakes PR, Gillian taylor - Gillian Taylor PR and Andy Hussey - Lost & Found Creative