Inside Out Festival

Experience the thrill of outdoor theatre in St Andrews

Inside Out Festival

As a Creative Places award winner, St Andrews reaches for the sky this summer with an exciting event programme that knows no boundaries. Far from the limits of the theatres’ four walls, Inside Out Festival champions outdoor theatre and performance allowing the arts to reach a larger, more diverse audience.

This year, the festival has a distinctly international feel with acts Nocturne, Taxi!, Trolleys and Dear Lido swinging by before performing at the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. There is variety in abundance ranging from the 1940s Promenade of bathers to Parkour (also known as freerunning) on top of a London taxi! And you can also get involved with opportunities in audience participation and a programme of workshops.

Inside Out Festival, various venues across St Andrews, Fri 27-Sun 29 July. For the full listing of events visit:, @InsideOutStA

Fife's Got Talent

Impress the judges to win a cash prize and the glory of being one of Fife's most talented. Open to all ages and talents. Download an application from the Byre website. Jul 5, 19 & 25 are heats; Jul 29 is the final.

Inside Out Street Theatre & Outdoor Performing Arts Festival

A celebration of all varieties of physical entertainment.


A theatrical journey through London (on the streets of St Andrews), with a performance fusing parkour, contemporary and hip-hop dancing in a narrative that moves through the city. Starting from Madras, South St. Part of Inside Out! Festival.

Mischief La Bas

Madcap performance artists with a different story every time, from alien abduction to Elvis impersonation. Part of Inside Out! Festival.

Fife Parkour

Parkour coaches demonstrate their discipline and give some pointers to those who'd like to have a go. Part of Inside Out! Festival.

Byre Youth Theatre

Performances from the youth theatre. Part of Inside Out! Festival.

Inside Out!: Family Fun & Workshops

Dance and drama tutors lead children in fun performance workshops. Part of Inside Out! Festival.


A dance performance based on 'exhausted embraces and near misses in the night', and cities at dusk. Part of Inside Out! Festival.

Dear Lido

A site-specific promenade dance-theatre performance celebrating the heritage and the glamour of the Lido, retelling its story through dance vignettes, anecdotes and swimming warm-ups. Part of Inside Out! Festival.

All or Nothing

Watch performances of aerial acts on trapeze, silks, hoop and rope, then have a go yourself. Part of Inside Out! Festival.

Anyone for Tennis?

Wimbledon comes to St Andrews in this interactive street performance, with all the best bits of world-class tennis replayed by actors and costumed audience members alike – complete with slo-mo replays. Part of Inside Out! Festival.


The best-choreographed trolleys you're likely to see in a while. Part ballet, part acrobatics, part performance art, this is the story of the everyday romances and tragedies of a group of supermarket trolleys, set to a pounding electro-acoustic score. Part of Inside Out! Festival.

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