At the heart of Without Walls is the belief that festivals, presenters and artists working together strategically can achieve more than any one organisation could.

Over the years, the network has supported artists from all backgrounds and disciplines to create outstanding, innovative outdoor shows, and has helped take this to audiences all over England, many of whom don’t participate in arts and culture in the traditional way.

We are committed to evaluating the impact of our work and sharing this insight with our partners, artists, and the wider culture sector.

We undertake an extensive annual evaluation of our activities, surveying every network partner and every artist and company we have worked with. We use this data to inform our annual report and programme documentation.

Scroll down for the latest evaluation summary, annual report and programme showreel.

From April 2018 - March 2020 we have...


New Projects


Audience Development Projects


Professional Development Initiatives


Blueprint R&D Projects


2021 - 2022 Annual Report

Read our latest annual report

2021 Evaluation Highlights

Statistics and testimonials from our 2021 evaluation

Watch 2021 Showreel

Explore our work in this latest film

Impact report 2022

Counterculture's external review of our activity

Images featured:

What Happened To You? by Nikki Charlesworth at The Full Shebang 2022 © Lamar Francois
Black Victorians by Jeanefer Jean Charles at GDIF 2022 © David Levene
Peaceophobia by Common Wealth and Fuel at GDIF 2022 © David Levene
Roll Play by Simple Cypher at Arts By the Sea Festival 2022 © HotShot Creative
Big Gay Disco Bike by Fatt Projects at Just So 2022 © Andrew Billington
Unfurl by Air Giants at Timber Festival 2022 © LE65 Photography
The Rascally Diner by LASTheatre at Mouth of the Tyne Festival © John Millard