poole quay opening weekend

Friday 14 September 12noon - 8.45pm
Saturday 15 September 12noon - 8.45pm
Location: Poole Quay
FREE and suitable for all ages

Across the 14 and 15 September, Poole Quay will come alive with music, circus and fun as Inside Out Dorset 2018 begins!

About the artists:


Cirque Rouages

Breathtaking circus and magical storytelling combine in a world-class sunset spectacular. Cirque Rouages take to the sky above Poole Quay on an ever-turning cable, telling timeless stories of the sea.

Co-presented with Lighthouse Poole


Visit the artists website

Rock the Boat Street Guitars

Inside Out

Try your hand at one of our Rock the Boat Street Guitars, nestled inside up-cycled wooden sailing dinghies! Entertain the crowds on Poole Quay with a tune or maybe even stumble across some undiscovered talent…

12noon – 7.30pm

Actual Reality Arcade

Matthew Harrison

A life-sized interactive game zone for all ages, inspired by classic arcade games. Pilot a spaceship across the galaxy and survive an onslaught of aliens in Defender, and run or shoot them down in the Space Invaders gallery.

12noon – 7.30pm

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Photo by Tony Gill

Getting to the event

Poole Quay

Public Transport
Poole railway station is a short walk away and serviced by South West Trains
Poole Bus Station is serviced by Morebus local bus services and National Express coaches

Car Parks
Dolphin Centre BH15 1SN
Quay Visitor Car Park BH15 1SB
Harbourside parking on-street BH15 1UX

Parking is expected to be very busy in performance dates. Please consider lift-sharing, walking or using public transport options where possible.


Supported by:

Inside Out Dorset Place Investor for Poole is Poole BID. Thanks to the Thistle Hotel, Poole.