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Redbridge Outdoor Arts is a partner in Without Walls, a consortium of festivals and arts organisations bringing fantastic outdoor arts to people in towns and cities across England. Find out more on www.withoutwalls.uk.com.

Join us for a FREE theatre, dance, music and performance on a high street near you.

A programme for all ages to enjoy and everyone in the community is welcome!

Summer Programme 2024

Redbridge Outdoor Arts presents a summer of arts and culture in Ilford Town Centre and Ken Aston Square, Barkingside High Street.

Each month from June to September, Ilford and Barkingside will become animated with interactive installations, theatre, performance, circus, dance, acrobats, puppetry, singing, storytelling and technology. There will be themes exploring environment and sustainability, food and healthy eating, friendship and growing up, strength and identity.

Save the date

Out of the Deep Blue

Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 June
Barkingside and Ilford Town Centre

Out of the Deep Blue is an outdoor physical theatre performance featuring a 13-foot tall Puppet operated by 5 puppeteers and a female dancer. The performance tells the magical story of Eko, a sea giant who rises from the deep ocean and who encounters, on the shore, a courageous little girl called Violet. The performance is in two-parts: a promenade of the giant puppet and a 25-minute dance theatre duet.

TEA BREAK

Saturday 20 July – Sunday 21 July
Barkingside and Ilford Town Centre

TEABREAK serves as a portal into an experiential world of tea drinking and performance. Free, freshly brewed tea is served from Trigger’s Tuk Tuk, offering the opportunity to sit, enjoy a cup of tea and companionship and subtly be taken through the history of tea.

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE! NO NEED TO BOOK, JUST TURN UP!

Please re-visit this page for more information regarding our future performances.

Come and join us for Redbridge Outdoor Arts

Ken Aston Square, outside Fullwell Cross Library & Leisure Centre, Barkingside, IG6 2EA
Wilderness Street, outside the Redbridge Town Hall, Ilford Town Centre, IG1 1ZJ

Additional information

Arts and Crafts


As part of the Ken Aston Square programme, children and their families can take part in arts and crafts activities with Barkingside Art Club (BAC), older children and young people can join the Creative Ambassadors zone for a more chilled approach to creating art, there will also be an opportunity for everyone to complete the Discover in a day Arts Award accreditation.

Access and Inclusion


Redbridge Outdoor Arts is developing the access and inclusion offer across the programme. Through offering pre-show relaxed tours, distributing easy-reads, relaxed intro videos and photo’s to enable familiarisation for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), as well as neurodiverse adults.

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Our Partners

Redbridge Outdoor Arts is a partner in Without Walls, working with festivals and artists and bringing fantastic outdoor arts to people in towns and cities across the UK.