Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF) came to an end last night after four days of jam-packed theatre, dance, and music.

The annual arts festival in Stockton town centre got huge crowds for performances between Thursday, August 3 and Sunday, August 6.

Having taken place since 1988, the festival attracts a large audience.

Hundreds of performers and thousands of visitors attend each year, and even though this is only the second year back after festivals were cancelled for Covid, the town had a great atmosphere with plenty of spectators.

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Over 150 shows took place across the town within the four-day festival including children's interactive theatre.

The closing ceremony of the festival last night (Sunday, August 6) was an aerial acrobatics show by Cirkvost, a performance troupe from France, which dazzled the crowds.