Theatre Themed Festival 2017-10-01T14:42:34+00:00

What Have We Got To ‘SHOW’ You?

Where in the world can you go where there will be many different theatre acts all in one place for you to choose from. Down by the Riverside Festival are proud to be able to bring you a theatre themed festival based around our different acts and theatre groups.


The Main Event

Down By The Riverside bathed in the beauty of Bowland has always been a special place of gathering since time began. This ancient place has been used by Giants to gather for centuries. They come from far & wide traveling quietly in the dead of night to meet & celebrate their stories of adventure every 5 years.

Some are relatives of the Giants of Brobdingrag, some direct decendants of Gogmagog the legendary Welsh Giant and others were banished to Bowland by the Norse gods from Jotunhiem….

One thing is for sure that we mortal humans are in for a special occasion as part of the Giants party. We can dance with them, make things with them, play their games & listen to their tails. What a time of wonder it is going to be…… see you Down By The Riverside


About Emergency Exit Arts

The company has a national and international reputation for excellent site specific and touring work, community and cultural celebrations and interactive performances in public spaces. We work with a large team of creative specialists, giving us the ability to deliver on every aspect of a project; artistic direction, design, construction, performance, facilitation, community engagement, production and event management.

Bash Street Theatre

Bellevue Hotel is a brand-new, outdoor, family show from Bash Street Theatre Co.

Set around a downtrodden boarding house in a typical seaside town, Bellevue Hotel combines silent comedy, circus skills and live music with a narrative of post-war Britain that still resonates today. It tells a story of hope against adversity, and a struggle against the odds, as hotel proprietor Elsie Lovejoy determines to fight against an eviction order issued by a greedy property developer.

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Woolly Hat Poet

Benjamin writes and performs poetry whilst wearing a woolly hat. He is the Woolly Hat Poet and when he is not performing poetry he can usually be found playing video games and drinking a nice green tea. He has authored his own poetry pamphlet ‘Level Up’ and is a qualified primary teacher. He also loves science fiction and animation.

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