Inside Out Dorset Festival

Stage outdoor performance with lights and an audience in the dark


Inside Out Dorset, the biennial international arts festival, returns this autumn to transform five extraordinary locations with art and performances outdoors that celebrate the county’s sense of place. Running over two weekends from 17 to 26 September, Inside Out Dorset is hosted by
Dorchester-based outdoor arts producer Activate. Central to the programme are themes of sustainability, land use and lifecycles, human and environmental, as well as an on-going commitment to break down barriers and open the free-to-attend festival events to the widest possible audience.

Postponed from last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the festival has commissioned three world premieres including Partnering With Earth, a performance poetry installation at the Symondsbury Estate near Bridport on 24-26 September.

We aim to make our festival as accessible as possible and list Access information on each event page.

Moors Valley Country Park & Forest
Friday 17th – Sunday 19th September 2021

Poole – lower High Street and Quay
Saturday 18th September 2021

Christchurch – exact location to be confirmed shortly
Sunday 19th September 2021

Symondsbury Estate
Friday 24th – Sunday 26th September 2021

Weymouth – exact location to be confirmed shortly
Friday 24th and Saturday 25th September 2021

You will find more information regaring the events taking place in each location here.

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  • Inside Out Dorset Trailer 2021
Various Locations
Poole Quay
BH15 1HJ
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Opening Times

Event Date (17 Sept 2021 - 26 Sept 2021)

* *New Dates for 2021*


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