Street Theatre

Enter the extraordinary world of street theatre, where imagination and magical sights and sounds mingle

All festival goers:

Take a look at some of these amazing walkabout acts (some YouTube links) - click the images.


  • Check out Lost Luggage Porters Here

  • Check out Lollipop Patrol Here

  • Check out Granny Turismo Here


Junior festival goers:

Granny Turismo’s gangsta granny characters are similar to the idea of pantomime dames. Have a look at:

Older festival goers:

Check out these fantastic walkabout collections from Glastonbury Festival on YouTube​ ​Here and Here

Curious Cargo

Meet street performer Tess Hills from Curious Cargo, and hear how she developed acts including life-size puppets (complete with sounds and smells), luminous lollipop ladies and silent lost luggage porters.

Larkin' About

& Granny Turismo

See how Ric Taylor created 3 acts from transforming a segway, how he started as a juggler and has learned new things about himself and his love of making people laugh for a living. 

Junior festival goers:

Look at different street acts Here . Can you find one that:

  •  involves pretend animals?

  •  involves circus skills ?

  •  is funny?

Older festival goers:

Create a street act that you would like to see or be in. What would the main skill or feature be? e.g. juggling, music, comedy

  • What would the costume look like?

  • Would you need to design any equipment?

Find out how people became professional Street Performers on YouTube Here

Watch Tess’s film on our Connect & Create pages Here


All of the linked content has been checked for appropriateness, but please let us know if you see anything that concerns you. Note that YouTube films are often preceded by adverts, have public comments and contain other links.

We advise adult supervision of YouTube links and recommend that onward links and other online content from any external websites are not viewed, as these are out of our control and may contain inappropriate content.

We strongly recommend the Thinkuknow e-safety website for good advice on e-safety.


Please make sure you stay physically safe when doing any of the activities, and check with an adult before starting, as Artslink can't accept liability for any damage to yourself or property!


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all care experienced children & young people are able to access high-quality arts & cultural experiences and activities.

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