In Between Time

In Between Time is an international production company creating extraordinary art works, and the biennial In Between Time Festival. We encourage artists and audiences to think, to dream, to do things they have not yet imagined.

The first In Between Time Festival was established in Bristol in 2001 as an international biennial of live art and future performance practices. In Between Time emerged as part of Arnolfini’s live programme, produced by IBT’s Director, Helen Cole between 1997-2009.

In 2009, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation awarded Cole a prestigious Breakthrough Award,  and she left Arnolfini to establish In Between Time as an independent organization.

After six editions, the In Between Time Festival is established as a respected international biennial and one of the UK’s most significant events in which to experience genre-defying performance and unusual contemporary artwork in all its many guises.

In 2011, In Between Time became a new National Portfolio Client of the Arts Council of England and a Key Arts Provider of Bristol City Council in 2015. 

Exploding out of the most respected art institutions into streets and public spaces, In Between Time revels in new curatorial models, technologies and critical discourse around an impressive programme of live, digital, architectural and sculptural works.

‘Go to the brilliantly curated In Between Time Festival’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian