SO Festival 2023

As the final notes of music faded away and the last performers took their bows, the impact of SO Festival 2023 lingers on. This annual extravaganza continued to inspire, engage, and connect people through the power of art, leaving a lasting legacy in the hearts and minds of all who attended. 

We reflect on the profound impact the festival has had on both the local community and visitors from near and far. The success of SO Festival would not have been possible without the unwavering support of our sponsors, partners, and the dedicated staff who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to bring this grand celebration of art and culture to life.

Featuring everything from poetic puppetry and daring dancing, to immersive installations and creative conversations, this year’s carefully curated programme of innovative art and entertainment took the audience on a joyous journey of discovery to experience something truly unique, with artists from the local and international circuit… and all FREE!

Looking ahead, the SO Festival team is already hard at work, planning and envisioning an even more spectacular event for the next edition. As we bid farewell to another remarkable year, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who made the festival a resounding success. 

We can’t wait to welcome you back for the next chapter of SO Festival, mark it in your calendar and invite your friends, spread the word and we’ll meet you on the pavements, parks and promenades of the East Coast for #SOFestival2024


Save the dates for #SOFestival2024

14th, 15th & 16th June 2024



Memories & Moments

We are busily preparing a SO Festival 2023 Documentary, in the mean time here’s some of our favourite highlights from this year’s festival…..

The Programme 2023

Explore SO Festival 2023’s ambitious programme of high-quality, international, street theatre and get a flavour of what to expect at #SOFestival2024 


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