We bring different perspectives of the world together through our festivals and projects
Our festivals can happen anywhere: from theatres and galleries, to streets, city parks, heritage sites and forests.
Through our festivals and wider projects, we celebrate the internationalism of our city. We collaborate with Bristol’s residents to create unique artwork about this place, this time, and premiere this work to global audiences. We showcase Bristol to the world and the world in Bristol.
We invite exceptional local, national and international artists to share stories that inspire, surprise and act as a catalyst for change. We sit at the heart of a network of live art organisations at the forefront of innovative contemporary arts practice. It is our great pleasure to encourage artists and audiences to think, to dream, to do things they have not yet imagined.
By premiering, commissioning and producing radical artistic voices in our home city of Bristol and across the world, we nurture an internationally significant live art ecosystem for artists, audiences and participants. We are committed to seeking out un-heard voices, challenging preconceptions and institutionalised practices, to ensure the world’s most urgent stories get heard.
Here is a snapshot of the provocative and memorable events we have produced across the city and the world over the last 20 years.
Rachael Young’s Out
IBT21 / THE RUPTURE
In Between Time’s 9th International Festival, IBT21 THE RUPTURE celebrates the hope, resilience, leadership and incredible creativity of artists.
Our first step in radically reconsidering how to make an International Festival.
Informed by global realities and with internationalism coursing through our veins, IBT17 was our bravest festival yet.
IBT15 celebrated art as a powerful force for change. Foregrounding the urgency of Climate Change, the festival brought together artists…
Over four days across Bristol, 30,000 people stepped out of the ordinary to witness a fake moon rising, a living…
The Joy Project
Bristol artist and Creative Exchange Lab Alumni Muneera Pilgrim has been researching co-creation and collaborating with women in Bristol to…
We Are Bristol
Live artists and people from Bristol collaborate to create extraordinary artworks and active citizenship.
Up to Nature
A mini-festival in four European Forests. As Spring turned to Autumn we enticed artists and audiences to leave the city…
We Are Warriors
"I have been practising roaring for months. I build my roar from somewhere in the pit of my stomach so…
We See Fireworks
We See Fireworks is a large-scale installation made from hundreds of voices that gently unfold in the darkness.
To celebrate Bristol’s status as European Green Capital, we invited artist and conjurer of unusual weather, Fujiko Nakaya to weave…
A mass ghost dance that burns and fades until our breath runs out.
In Between Time's Artist Seed Fund
In response to what artists and creatives were telling us during the pandemic, we launched In Between Time’s Artist Seed…
Queer School of Live Art
As part of IBT21 The Rupture, The Queer School of Live Art (QSoLA) is a programme that focuses on the…