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Between the Tides Festival

Between the Tides Festival for children and families returns to the streets of Redcar

Between the Tides, Redcar & Cleveland’s flagship festival for children, young people and families returns to the streets of Redcar on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August.

A free weekend of adventure and exploration for children and their grown-ups, the festival will transform the town into an exciting spectacle of theatre, puppetry, circus, dance, storytelling and live music in a creative celebration of Redcar’s coastal location.

Redcar will welcome a colourful cast of characters with pop up performances from nationally renowned outdoor arts companies. Highlights include:

  • Meet 2FaceDance’s Fish Boy and join him on his fin-tastic quest to save his river.
  • Soar through magical kingdoms and imaginery dreamworlds on Studio GoGo’s thrilling Virtual Reality Swings
  • Step inside Talking Bird’s giant silver whale to experience a fun, immersive show for intrepid sailors of all ages. Prepare to dive!
  • Watch heartwarming stories of friendship and home in Puppet A La Carte’s The Story of the Scary Noise
  • Join our beach workshops and learn how to create sensational sandcastles for our Between the Tides competition
  • Say hello to Hikapee and their giant revolving parasol for a day at the beach unlike any other in a high energy, outdoor circus theatre show
  • Visit the Actual Reality Arcade – a life sized interactive game zone for all ages inspired by classic retro games.  Audiences can take on the challenge using their minds, their bodies and their imaginations.    
  • Cheer on the unlikely hero Wilford in SEED – a wild and anarchic visual and movement based outdoor theatre by Pif-Paf that looks at our relationaship with the long suffering plants that keep us fed, sheltered and breathing.
  • Experience sea monster mayhem around Coatham Boating Lake Park with amazing puppets, storytelling and entertainment.   
  • Marvel at the talent of local young musicians and singers on our live stage.   
  • Tuck into tasty street food and treats at our Pick ‘N’ Mix market    

We’re also delighted to welcome back Architects of Air with another incredible Luminarium installation in the grounds of Kirkleatham Museum.  This will be a different structure than last year’s so visitors will be welcome to return for another amazing wander through a magical labyrinth of saturated light tunnels.  Open Thursday 22 to Sunday 24 August, this was a total sell out last year.  Tickets on sale now at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/redcar-and-cleveland-borough-council/luminarium-2024-between-the-tides-festival-architects-of-air-by-alan-parkinson/e-akzpbz

The festival has been funded by the Arts Council with support from Without Walls and programmed by the Events Team at Redcar & Cleveland Council.  

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