Citadel Arts Wows Families at ‘In the Street’ Festival

Fabulous, entertaining, unique, amazing, spectacular, bonkers…these are just a few of the words audiences used to describe Citadel Arts’ ‘In the Street’ Festival.

Following 18 months without live events, ‘In the Street’ was an opportunity for Citadel Arts to come back with a bang and provide families in St Helens with a free festival that all could enjoy.

This has been a difficult time for so many people and by bringing amazing theatre companies and performers like Half a String, The Fabularium, Miss High Leg Kick, Kate Flat Projects and John Hinton to the Town Centre, we were able present families with an opportunity to come together for a fabulous day of free entertainment and create memories that will last a life time.

Over the course of the day, the shows collectively engaged over 1000 children and family audiences providing so much fun along the way.

“The Lost Colour”
Photo Credit – Marge Bradshaw Photography



Half a String brought a splash of colour to Church Street as they set out to create the pinkiest pink atop the wonderful Puppet Van.




“Now That’s What I Call A Lot Of Songs About Science”
Photo Credit – Marge Bradshaw Photography



John Hinton performed not one, not two but THREE sets of science inspired songs, proving music can be educational and FUN.





“The Weather Machine”
Photo Credit – Marge Bradshaw Photography


Kate Flatt Projects created magic out of weather and dance, presenting a truly enchanting experience which had audiences young and old captivated.




“Bird Rave”
Photo Credit – Marge Bradshaw


Miss High Leg Kick and her fellow Bird Ravers who certainly brought the festival spirit to the event. Bird Rave was the perfect celebration of classic rave and the choreography of nature.




“There Be Monsters”
Photo Credit – Marge Bradshaw Photography

Finally the wonderful Fabularium took families on a heroic walk-about adventure unlike any the town centre has ever seen.

It was a magical day from start to finish and we were delighted to once again welcome families back to the magical world of Citadel Arts.