Blueprint is our research and development programme that enables artists to take risks, push boundaries, explore ideas and expand the possibilities of what outdoor arts can be. 

We Break. We Build (Working Title)

Working Boys Club

Shadow & Persona

Poppy Plowman Productions

One Sky

Pagrav Dance Company


Company DHW


Mark Smith Productions

John from Hull (Working Title)

Middle Child

A performer wearing all black is moving with a sheer red sheet that is dramatically draped over their face and right arm.

Tell Me [working title]

Sadiq Ali

Performers walk a tall wooden trebuchet wheel through a green park space with a large audience following behind them

Parade – The Giant Wheel

Autin Dance Theatre

Four performers are rehearsing a pieces in a room full of reflective materials around the outside. Two are on a bicycle and sidecar, one is in a wheelchair and the last is behind them on rollerskates.


Ockham's Razor and Oily Cart


Shyam Dattani

A matriarch stands adorned with her fabric crown. Image is in hues of purple and yellow.

(An Ode To) Sweet Mothers


Moments from first R and D. Performers Jonny Leitch, Tilly Lee-Kronick and Helene Park. Images by Omari ‘Motion’ Carter

Anchored in Air [working title]

Head Over Wheels

We see a female presenting performer's face looking at the camera. They are carrying a large bamboo structure and we're looking at them through green mesh.



Three performers stand on drum barrels. They are wearing colourful but dishevelled clothing and holding a banner that says 'We'll find the beast that killed the sea'.


Theatre Témoin

Eau de Memoire

Francesca Baglione / Miss High Leg Kick

In the centre of the images are 2 performers. Laura, a curvy brown skinned Filipino female wheelchair user with an above right knee amputation wearing a plum coloured dress. She is sat in a manual wheelchair. Danielle, a white woman with ginger hair in ponytails is wearing an ochre jumpsuit. Together they create the shape of a starfish. Laura's left arm is stretched outwards and her right arm is clasped around the waist of Danielle. Danielle has her legs spread out midair, her feet are flexed, and her right arm is stretched outwards. They look at each other smiling. Behind them is a sunny urban street with a blue sky. They’re framed by bare-branched trees.

Look Mum, No Hands!

Daryl and Co. and Mimbre Co-Production

At night, someone in a bright red jumper looks up, with a big smile on her face, at the giant lit-up inflatable arcing over her head.


Air Giants

Pedal Powered Silly Sideshow: The Water Cycle

Bureau Of Silly Ideas

A performer poses wearing bold and colourful clothes: a red hat with black faux fur band; sunglasses; a multicoloured, mostly pink, paisley silk shirt; a pastel pink overcoat with lilac lining and a silver flower brooch pinned on the lapel; orange striped tie; and blood orange high-waisted trousers with a black belt.


Patrick Ziza Dance

Colourful bouncy plastic balls fall out of a trap door installed in a wooden grand piano, which is suspended several metres off the ground. You can just catch a glimpse of someone's hands pushing the balls out.

Standing High

Out Of Order