Based in Great Yarmouth, Out There Arts is a national centre for outdoor arts and circus. Dedicated to providing outstanding opportunities for artists and communities, it hosts and supports the delivery of circus, street arts projects and events - regionally, nationally and internationally.
The team runs the Drill House, an international creation centre that offers around 50 residencies a year to all kinds of creative companies and artists. It also acts as a flexible base for various community activities.
Every year its most recent projects are showcased as part of the ‘Out There Festival’ - the largest festival of street arts and circus in the region, attracting audiences in excess of 60,000 people.
UEA has a representative on the Out There Arts Board of Trustees. We are also developing a range of collaborative projects that offer research, education, professional and civic engagement opportunities for staff of both organisations, students and graduates.
The Ice House is a Grade II listed building In Great Yarmouth that Out There Arts are transforming into a National Centre for Outdoor Arts and Circus. In February and March 2023, UEA’s Civic University team collaborated on a series of Open Space Events to gauge public opinion on what The Ice House could mean for communities in Great Yarmouth and the wider region.