Inside Out Dorset Festival returns in 2020

Save the dates!

Twelve years ago Activate launched the first Inside Out Dorset Festival; a festival of outdoor art celebrating extraordinary events in extraordinary locations. The majority of Inside Out Dorset events are free.

We are delighted to announce that the next Inside Out Dorset Festival will take place from 11 to 20 September, 2020 and will, once again, present a range of extraordinary events in extraordinary places across our stunning county of Dorset.

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View the 2018 Inside Out Dorset highlights film:

Inside Out 2018 from ActivatePerformingArts on Vimeo.


Photography by Roy Riley 0781 6547063..Inside Out 2012
White Hare, Sarah Butterworth, photo Tony Gill – 2016 IOD festival
The Bell, Periplum, photo Paul Hampartsoumian – 2016 IOD Festival
Wayfaring Procession photo: Mike Petitdemange. 2018 IOD Festival
Cirque Rouage – Photo Eliott Franks