A lot has happened since our last festival in 2019, and it is with a sense of thankfulness and expectation that we look forward to this year’s PopOut Festival, which offers our trademark mix of outdoor performance, pop-up theatre and unexpected creative experiences that animate our city.
It hasn’t been plain sailing and we’ve had to change our plans several times over the past two years to match shifting circumstances but life never stands still and we’ve learnt to adapt our ideas to reflect new challenges and opportunities.
One such opportunity is an exciting new location for Roundabout Theatre down on the Brayford Waterfront, courtesy of University of Lincoln. This new site will allow us to spread out, making the most of the space with refreshments and free performance, alongside some top-notch drama fresh from Coventry UK City of Culture.
Certainly, we wouldn’t be able to go ahead without the ongoing financial support of University of Lincoln or HM Government and Arts Council England’s Culture Recovery Fund, which has enabled us to commission and programme a number brilliant productions from immersive theatre with Darkfield Radio to three days of outdoor circus. We’ve also been able to invest in a fantastic new outdoor stage to complement the Skål Tipi outside Lincoln Performing Arts Centre. This all means that PopOut 2021 is set to be our most ambitious festival yet, full of wonderful shared experiences that celebrate the city as our stage. With a such a packed programme there’s bound to be something that inspires, so we do hope that you can pop along to PopOut 2021.
See you there!
PopOut Festival Team