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MUSEUM & STAGE

Our SABIC Stage area is jam-packed full of DJ’s, live music and performance, as well as the ever-popular OXGLAM Fashion Show. Pull up a deckchair, grab a bite to eat and a drink from the bar and take in the  sights. Visit the Museum Store for guided tours.

PAVILION & COURTYARD

Another opportunity to browse more of our delightful stalls including Oxfam and the Thrift fest staple – SWAPSHOP. Check out the Pavilion – host to the Teesside University Expo this year.

TOASTING GATE FIELD

Head to the Info Desk to get tickets and find out what’s on: sign up for Artsmark, grab a drink and  something to eat then settle down at the Pagoda Stage. Here you’ll be surrounded by activity including dance and circus performances and workshops; soak it all up and start your journey round #Thriftfest. 

THE STABLES

Step inside the old stable  block, each year we have a different theme and use of this enchanting space. Catch Talks and Storytelling at the Acoustic Stage, or watch the thrifty LIVE Jukebox!

ST CUTHBERTS CHURCH

The church will be throwing open their doors and celebrating throughout the weekend, at 10:30am on Sunday morning there will be a Harvest Festival service.

KIRKLEATHAM HALL SCHOOL

The school is home once again to our Fix It café. The school’s own Acorn café will also be open to keep  energy levels up. You can also try your hand at making an eco-brick this year!

CYCLE HUB

New for 2018! Bring your bike and get involved in some of the be-SPOKE(!) activities we have available, in partnership with Sustrans.

THE NURSERY

This area is dedicated to go-kart building this year. Bring your imagination, roll your sleeves up and prepare to go faster! You can also make a boat and float it with River Tees rediscovered.

ADVENTURE

Here you’ll find the BBC experience a food court and all manner  of  thrifty stalls. Great for families, with  an adventure playground and a maze to let off steam. Performances from Bicycle Ballet, Acrojou and Bicycle Boy running throughout the day. We’ve re-sited The Town is the Menu to this area and dare you to venture into the WOODS this year for all kinds of wild cooking and heritage making!