Mark Your Calendars for SIRF 2024: Stockton International Riverside Festival is Coming!

The Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF), a vibrant celebration of street theatre, dance, music, and visual arts, will return in 2024. The much-loved festival, completely free to attend, transforms the streets of Stockton-on-Tees into a hub of artistic expression.

What is SIRF?

Since its inception in 1988, SIRF has captivated audiences with its unique blend of local and international talent. Expect the unexpected: from gravity-defying circus acts and whimsical street theatre to pulsating live music and thought-provoking installations. SIRF offers something to delight and inspire visitors of all ages and backgrounds. The festival is organised by Stockton Council with funding from Arts Council England.

Get a taste of the festival magic! Check out the highlights from last year’s SIRF:

When is SIRF 2024

The Stockton International Riverside Festival returns to Stockton High Street from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 August 2024, featuring a jampacked weekend programme. The popular Community Carnival will also take place on Sunday 4 August.

What to expect in 2024

While the full 2024 programme is still under wraps, festival-goers can anticipate another world-class lineup from around the globe. Previous editions of SIRF have showcased:

  • Awe-inspiring acrobatics and aerial performances
  • Heartwarming and hilarious street theatre
  • Dance routines that blend styles and cultures
  • A diverse range of live music
  • Art installations that invite interaction and reflection
  • A dedicated family zone with activities for younger visitors

Get involved and spread the word

Stay updated on the latest festival news and share your excitement on social media using the hashtag #SIRF2024. Let’s make this the most memorable SIRF yet!

Last Updated on 13 March 2024