Where and when to see our 2022 Programme

25 April 2022

Announcing further festival dates for this spring and summer

In March, we were delighted to announce the 17 performances and installations comprising this year’s Without Walls programme. Exploring themes such as climate change, black excellence, family and community, the programme brings together some of the most exciting new companies and street artists making work for the public space.

These shows will tour this festival season across our Artistic Directorate. As well as the organisations listed below, the Directorate includes Hat Fair, DaDa Festival and Greenwich+Docklands International Festival – who will announce their programming in the coming months – and support from 101 Outdoor Arts.

“Without Walls continues to be committed to supporting the outdoor arts and more than ever during such difficult times it is brilliant to see the excitement around experiencing the innovative programme. Without Walls has strived to feature diverse voices to increase visibility for communities whose stories aren’t always heard. We hope that the themes within the commissions speak to audiences across the country!”

Maggie Clarke, Director of XTRAX

This year's festivals

Find out more about each festival and their programme by following the below links.


Brighton Festival returns with a joyful celebration of art across the city between 7–29 May.

Norfolk & Norwich Festival, the east of England’s flagship event, is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year between 13–29 May.


Salisbury International Arts Festival is part of Wiltshire Creative, a new pan-arts organisation that brings together the Festival, Salisbury Arts Centre and Salisbury Playhouse. The Festival takes place 27 May–18 June.


Timber Festival invites audience to celebrate, debate and reflect in the National Forest across the first weekend of July (1–3 July).

Ensemble Festival is Certain Black’s annual festival that presents art from the margins into the mainstream. Based in London, it takes place 22–24 July over a weekend.


Just So Festival is an outdoor extravangaza for children and families, featuring world-class live arts events and creative pursuits. The festival is held at Rode Hall in Cheshire across a weekend, on 19-21 August.

Stockton International Riverside Festival is an outdoor arts and street theatre festival returning for its 35th year between 4–7 August. Delivered alongside the public programme will be the XTRAX & SIRF Showcase for professionals in the outdoor arts sector.

We would like to thank everyone involved and notably Arts Council England for giving us the financial means to continue investing in artists.

Image credit:

Look Mum, No Hands! by Daryl Beeton Productions & Mimbre © Rachel Hardwick

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