• River Stage

    The River Stage hosted an eclectic summer season of free outdoor entertainment on the river, in front of the National, in 2015
    Friday afternoons saw street theatre followed by guest DJs, to make the most of your summer evenings in this iconic location. On Saturdays there was live music in the afternoons until late and Sundays were all about family fun, with dazzling circus, vibrant dance and intriguing installations.
  • River Stage Week 1. Photo of a snake on walkabout

    River Stage: Week 1

    24 - 26 July. With Half Human Theatre, Whalley Range All Stars, Fierce Festival, Soothsayers and Circo Rum Ba Ba

  • River Stage Week 2

    River Stage: Week 2

    31 Jul - 2 Aug. With Talking birds, Cafe OTO, The Swing Ninjas, Moscow Drug Club, Mimbre and ChipsCowboys

  • River Stage Week 3. People dancing on a stage

    River Stage: Week 3

    7 - 9 Aug. With Cathy Waller Company, Stuff & Things, The Yard, The Jump Seven, Diabel Cissokho, 2Faced Dance, Moxie Brawl and Ella Good & Nicki Kent

  • River Stage Week 4. Photo of a brass band

    River Stage: Week 4

    14 - 16 Aug.With Corey Baker Dance, Artizani, Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, Brass Volcanoes, The Sugar Kings, Pif-Paf and Stefano Di Renzo

  • River Stage Week 5

    River Stage: Week 5

    21 - 23 Aug.With Laitrum Teatre, Rosana Cade, The Glory, The Pink Champagne Sisters, The Kansas Smitty's House Band and Gandini Juggling

  • River Stage Week 6. Photo of Joey (War Horse) being ridden

    River Stage: Week 6

    28 - 30 Aug.With Sid Bowfin, Nu-Urban Gardeners, Roundhouse Radio, The Hot Potato Syncopators, Family Atlantica Quartet, Etta Ermini Dance Theatre and Joey from War Horse