Announcing our 2023 Programme

24 February 2023

Announcing our 2023 Programme

We are excited to announce the 13 artists in our 2023 programme, who will tour across England this summer.

We are committed to making vital and accessible work for public space. The 2023 programme is filled with work from some of the UK’s most highly regarded outdoor arts and performance specialists, and brings together some of the most exciting new companies and street artists.

The programme explores multiple themes, including protest, darkness and light, family, food heritage, imagined futures and ballroom culture. In these challenging times, it gives much needed breathing space to complex yet important social issues, while providing warmth and hope for better days ahead.

The artists included in the programme will tour concurrently this summer to our Artistic Directorate festivals partners:

  • Brighton Festival
  • Certain Blacks – Ensemble Festival (London)
  • Greenwich+Docklands International Festival
  • Hat Fair (Winchester)
  • Just So Festival (Cheshire)
  • LEEDS 2023
  • Norfolk & Norwich Festival
  • Stockton International Riverside Festival
  • Timber Festival (Staffordshire)

The shows will then be available to members of our Touring Network Partnership from 2024 onwards.

2023 Programme

Akademi, Pravaas

Amina Khayyam Dance Company, You&Me

Avanti Display, Crow

Beeja, choogh choogh

Candoco and Jamaal Burkmar, I think we should start over

Gorilla Circus, UNITY

Ghetto Fabulous, Family Catwalk Extravaganza

Just More Productions, Fussy Foodies: Battle of The Pans

Sonia Sabri Company, Mughal Minatures

Thingumajig, A la Puppet Carte


Unlimited Theatre and Upswing, Ancient Futures

Working Boys Club, Serving Sounds


To see these shows at our partner festivals, keep checking our What’s On page which will be updated as soon as the programmes are announced.

You can also read the press release here.

Image credits:

Serving Sounds, The Working Boys Club at Inside Out Dorset 2022  © Roy Riley

UNITY, Gorilla Circus at Out There Festival 2022 © Gorilla Circus

A la Puppet Carte, Thingumajig © Thingumajig

I think we should start over, Candoco and Jamaal Burkmar © Candoco

choogh choogh, Beeja © Beeja

TEABREAK, Trigger © Katja Ogrin