Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams

The smash hit of 2017 returns! An unashamedly joyful mix of astonishing stunts and enchanted adventure, Circus Abyssinia follows the journey of two Ethiopian brothers whose dream of joining the circus became a reality... 

Tabarnak

Tabarnak

A celebration of Heaven and Hell and everything in between! Cirque Alfonse, the creators that brought you the five-star, Fringe 2015 sell-out hit Barbu, return with a brand-new show... 

Sisters

Sisters

An everlasting spell. An impossible quest. Two sisters named You and Me. A prince named Him. An audience named Them. Staying true to the ethos of previous shows by The 7 Fingers, Sisters takes us on an experimental and human voyage... 

Dream Logos

Dream Logos

Dream Logos is the divine logic of dreams in the backdrop of the known universe in projected image, dance, aerial, and theatre. Juxtaposition of image and performer will lead the audience through the beautiful, contradictory, and sometimes disturbing narrative of dreams as they relate to human history and knowledge... 

Attrape Moi

Attrape Moi

Twirling 12 hoops, dancing with diabolos, soaring through the air – all in a day's play for Flip FabriQue! These Fringe favourites return after sell-out seasons – experience these high-flying, fearless and fun young artists as they astound audiences with adrenaline-pumping feats of cutting-edge nouveau cirque... 

Casting Off

Casting Off

Intergenerational circus with lots to say: the personal is political, fury is fun and the acrobatics downright dangerous – especially when life gets in the way. Casting off stereotypes, these dynamic Australian women tumble, talk, fly, and balance precariously... 

Réversible

Réversible

Internationally renowned 7 Fingers return with this unique, riveting mix of theatre, circus, dance, music and acrobatics. A reversible world where everyday life is turned upside down into new, spectacular universes filled with beauty, emotion and, yes, hope... 

Parlour Games

Parlour Games

Parlour Games is a classy, original and nostalgic piece of theatre brought to us by Tooth+Nail, a company comprised of four talented Jacques Lecoq graduates. This company use physical theatre, low key acrobatics, torches, shadow play and vintage subtitles to present this stunning piece... 

Fanti Acrobats International

Fanti Acrobats International

Fanti Acrobats International from Ghana, West Africa. The group promotes African culture and acrobatics around the whole world. This group has toured intensively within African countries, Europe and Asia... 

Leviathan

Leviathan

Leviathan, inspired by Melville’s Moby Dick is choreographed by James Wilton to a pounding score by Lunatic Soul. As a show, it certainly takes some beating for sheer energy with testosterone-fuelled breakdance, capoeira, contemporary dance and wow-factor, but sometimes less is more... 

China Goes Pop!

China Goes Pop!

China Goes Pop is an action-packed hour for all the family to enjoy; full of acrobatics held together by a simple love story between two of the performers.This performance opens with dancers jumping through hoops of various heights and sizes... 

Paris de Nuit

Paris de Nuit

The exceptional extravaganza that is Paris de Nuit is taking the Fringe by storm this summer and rightly so. With a touch of showmanship, a dash of sensuality and a gallon of talent, these performers leave you rapt and yearning for more... 

Fauna

Fauna

Fauna is a bold, mesmerising exploration of primal behaviour brought to us by the wonderful Fauna Circus. This company is made up of five highly skilled acrobats who met at the world leading circus school DOCH in Sweden and one multi-talented live musician... 

Arr We There Yet?

Arr We There Yet?

A rip-roaring and swashbuckling adventure in which three sailors hit the high seas in search of treasure! A scallywag pirate, a muscular sailor and a chef with a seafood allergy make for a hopeless crew, as they fight for the title of captain aboard the ship... 

Transit

Transit

Want to party with friends? Join Flip FabriQue, the young company, rising stars of the new circus, coming straight from Quebec. Live these experiences with us that have formed us and see a bit of the undertones of an acrobatic tour... 

The Art of Grace

The Art of Grace

A stunning, unique experience from the heart of China, performed by award-winning Tai Chi instructors and talented young people aged 7 and up. Tai Chi, one of the most popular forms of Martial Arts and based on the ancient Chinese system of Qigong is particularly well-known for its grace and beauty... 

How To Make Friends - and Imitate People

How To Make Friends - and Imitate People

A lonely scientist clones a perfect army of women, until something goes horribly wrong. Isolated teenagers realise it’s better to fight their emotional battles as a united front... 

High Top Circus Showcase

High Top Circus Showcase

Join our students for a fantastical cabaret showcase from High Top Circus workshops and our special guests. Our young up-and-coming acts will thrill you with fabulous performances from aerialists, hoopers, jugglers, acrobats and more... 

Upside Down and Inside Out

Upside Down and Inside Out

Two English gentlemen (or are they?) pull surprises out of the hat and out of the audience. A short and sweet delight of a traditional circus show of acrobatics, comedy, clown, contortion and juggling stunts... 

Better Together

Better Together

Friendship is a loving, colourful, and magical mess! ‘Better Together’ follows three clowns – Tropizo, Squiggle and Doa – on an energetic and imaginative ride towards becoming best friends... 

ARCO by The Dream Engine in collaboration with Kala Phool

ARCO by The Dream Engine in collaboration with Kala Phool

A stunning acrobat suspended beneath a free standing arch performs to an original live score performed by DJ Tigerstyle, Matt Constantine (strings/keyboards) and David Shaw (percussion)... 

Circus Abyssinia

Circus Abyssinia

Starring Ethiopian jugglers Bibi and Bichu, the inimitable Konjowoch Troupe, 'Circus Abyssinia' is circus at its most enchanting and surreal: as seen through the eyes of a child. The show tells the tale of two little Ethiopian brothers, whose dream of joining the circus is dismayed by the absence of circus in Africa... 

Mat Ricardo: Showman

Mat Ricardo: Showman

Fast hands, smart mouth. Nice suit. The Gentleman Juggler, leading speciality act of the British cabaret revival presents big laughs, serious skills, slapstick and breath taking spectacle... 

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

Edith Cole worked a dead-end job in a funeral parlour. Ralph Conti worked wealthy widows for a quick buck. Neither expected to fall in love. But once they did, they just kept on falling... 

Disco yoga

Disco yoga

Disco Yoga® is a brand new yoga class inspired by a new generation of 'mindful drinkers’ as well as those who simply want fitness to be fun and uplifting! It’s for people who love to train hard and party hard, disco lovers, yoga aficionados and first timers looking for a new way to unwind and socialise! Our mission is to never take life, disco or yoga too seriously... 

Elixir

Elixir

'Elixir' is circus like you have never seen before - uninhibited by cliché or expectation, subversive and hilarious at the same time. Acrobats fly five metres into the air on the teeterboard, spin upside down on the mesmerising roue cyr wheel, perform incredible one-arm handstands on wobbling canes and balance on nothing but their heads on a swinging trapeze... 

Cordes Nuptiales: Nuptial Ropes

Cordes Nuptiales: Nuptial Ropes

Sensitive and passionate melodrama, which intelligently integrates circus, theatre, poetry and innovative techniques. It's love versus gravity... an aerial romance told through the art of acrobatics! Look out for Swiss company circoPitanga's street shows on the Old Steine and New Road during Fringe City! 

Spin: A Skatepark Adventure

Spin: A Skatepark Adventure

A new inclusive urban sports show including parkour runners, skateboarders, BMX riders, acrobats and dancers. Featuring Rick Rodgers, the disabled stuntman from the Paralympic 'Yes I can' advert... 

Arr We There Yet?

Arr We There Yet?

A rip-roaring and swashbuckling adventure in which three sailors hit the high seas in search of treasure! A scallywag pirate, a muscular sailor and a chef with a seafood allergy make for a hopeless crew, as they fight for the title of Captain aboard the ship... 

Circus'sission: Those That Made The Cut!

Circus'sission: Those That Made The Cut!

A variety mash-up of circus superstars, Spiegeltent legends and the hottest acts of this year\'s Brighton Fringe. Presented by your favourite Aussie acrobats, the boys from Head First... 

Lords of Strut: Late Night TV Talk Show

Lords of Strut: Late Night TV Talk Show

Lords of Strut is hands-down the most fun I’ve had at Fringe this year. From the very start of this sketch narrative show, straight through to the finish, Lords of Strut had me laughing my ass off in total awe... 

African Traditional Acrobatics and Cultural

African Traditional Acrobatics and Cultural

This one-of-a-kind show features the mind-blowing dances and acrobatics of Fanti Acrobat International, as well as the freestyle basketball skills of New York’s Rashall Thing.There are four acts: a traditional Ghanan “Tigali” dance, a long feature from the Fanti trio, freestyle basketball, and the grand finale: a limbo competition... 

A Simple Space

A Simple Space

Gravity and Other Myths are the future of contemporary circus and their show A Simple Space is utterly unmissable. The genius of their show lies in its simplicity – surprise surprise – dispensing with characters, narrative and anything that you would think belongs in a traditional circus... 

Attrape Moi

Attrape Moi

Quebecois circus group Flip Fabrique fill the massive Assembly Hall with awe and joy at their contemporary circus skills. Blending elements of traditional and contemporary circus Attrape Moi follows a group of friends and focuses more on getting to know these characters and the ties that bind them rather than trying to create a single overarching narrative via some mesmerising and death-defying feats... 

Image – Selfie With Eggs

Image – Selfie With Eggs

Towards the beginning of Image - Selfie with Eggs, gymnast Natalie Reckert describes herself as a 'handstand machine' and calmly guides us through the component 'stability points' of her effortlessly inverted body as if it were, indeed, a piece of machinery... 

Ockham's Razor: Tipping Point

Ockham's Razor: Tipping Point

Ockham’s Razor are a British physical theatre company specialising in unique performances utilising aerial equipment. They have returned to Edinburgh with five poles and five performers in their production, Tipping Point... 

Lords of Strut: The Family Show

Lords of Strut: The Family Show

Ireland's most lovable idiots bring their mischief and mayhem on tour. A show for the whole family, bring your granny! Brothers Famous Seamus and Sean-tastic will do anything to be famous, really anything... 

Joli Vyann: Imbalance

Joli Vyann: Imbalance

Combining exciting acrobatic skills and athletic dance, this energetic, thought-provoking performance explores our obsessive dependence with technology, asking whether our lives are in or out of balance... 

Perhaps Hope

Perhaps Hope

Welcome to a brave new world of hope beyond devastation. Rockie Stone (Circa, Circus Oz) and Vincent van Berkel (Knee Deep, Circus Oz) explore the stark reality of climate change in this breathtakingly honest eco-apocalyptic circus show... 

Tonight We Strut

Tonight We Strut

Tonight We Strut is a fantastical hour of slapstick mayhem in the guise of a TV chat show. Unpredictable, slightly offensive, and ruthlessly charming! Talented idiotic brothers, Sean and Seamus, take you on a thrilling soap opera into the absurd; a tornado of laughs, gags and audience participation. 

RED

RED

The exquisite Emma Serjeant (Knee Deep-Casus), winner of the Star of the Fringe Award 2014, returns with the absurdly wonderful Lilikoi Kaos, and the haunting vocalist Carol Cate to merge music, circus and the colour RED with unpredictable beauty and grace... 

Electric Cabaret Presents 'Moulin Rouge'

Electric Cabaret Presents 'Moulin Rouge'

Enchanting songbird and hostess Lilian Lake welcomes you to the Moulin Rouge. Can-Can Girls, Absinthe fire fairies, sizzling tango dancers, beautiful Satine on her trapeze, Moulin Rouge burlesque showgirls, DJ and dancing on the tables! Free roulette bet for the 1st 100 to say 'Electric Cabaret' on entry. 

Fringe City Night

Fringe City Night

Join us for our one-off Fringe City night-time special, as part of the Fringe All-Nighter. Come down to New Road for an evening of live outdoor entertainment, showcasing the best from Brighton Fringe 2016... 

Reves d'ete

Reves d'ete

Sensitive and passionate melodrama intelligently integrating circus and theatre, poetry and innovative techniques. Love versus gravity... an aerial romance told through the art of acrobatics! And look out for Swiss company circoPitanga's street shows on the Old Steine and New Road on 19th-22nd and 26th. 

Elixir

Elixir

Elixir is an incredible display of acrobatics and physical comedy; an action packed hour of circus. The story follows three bumbling (albeit handsome) scientists who attempt to create the elixir of life... 

Briefs

Briefs

“Politics doesn’t have to be dull. Throw some glitter on it, people,’’ says Fez Fa’anana, the host/hostess of Briefs. There aren’t a whole heap of words in this shiny, funny, high-energy boylesque Aussie spectacular, but those ones made me think... 

The Moscow State Circus

The Moscow State Circus

The Moscow State Circus returns to the UK with its latest, greatest production 'The Flower with Seven Colours'. Seven wishes to fulfil, aided by circus clowns and a multitude of flying, back flipping, juggling, wire walking, roller skating acts... 

Traditional African Acrobatics

Traditional African Acrobatics

Eddyank productions present Fanti Acrobats Int. from Ghana, West Africa. Come watch the hottest and most unique African traditional acrobatics and cultural dance, contortion, lowest limbo in the world, pan-spinning, fire-breathing, a man in a bowl and more. 

Bromance

Bromance

A tour-de-force of physical heroics, wittily exploring male companionship and its limits. Enjoyable chemistry and humour blends with exceptional skills in parkour, B-boying, tricking, hand-to-hand acrobatics and Cyr wheel... 

Worst Case Scenario

Worst Case Scenario

An expert juggler, an acrobat and dancer, a musician and inventor, and a brave warrioress present an archive of 23 thoughts about conflict, collected over a single year. Everything you see on stage is real... 

Extravaganza

Extravaganza

Join David, Keith, Hans and Romano on a quest to tell their individual stories and impose their so-called cultural offerings onto an audience. A madcap show full of acrobatics, improvisation, live music, audience participation and a unicycle on fire... 

Moving Into Stillness: Workshop

Moving Into Stillness: Workshop

Join Sevanti for a 'Yogida' workshop, based on the choreography of her 'Moving Into Stillness' performance. Be guided through routines that include a fusion of yoga, partner yoga and meditative movement and dance... 

Flight

Flight

Flight is an incredibly impressive example of acrobatic theatre, if not a particularly interesting take on the story of The Little PrinceThe storyline follows the original as closely as you can without infringing on rights... 

La Meute (The Wolf Pack)

La Meute (The Wolf Pack)

There could not be a more accurate term for these six raucous acrobats than a wild wolf pack. Clad solely in white linen towels, scuffling on the floor one moment and moving in perfect harmony the next, this is a show where brother stands side-by-side – and sometimes on shoulder – with brother to create an hour of daredevil entertainment... 

African Traditional Acrobatics and Cultural

African Traditional Acrobatics and Cultural

Great show from Ghana, West Africa! Fanti Acrobats is a group that exhibit African traditional culture and acrobatics. The group performs contortion, pan-spinning, limbo, fire breathing, traditional drumming and dancing... 

You

You

Cirque du Soleil acrobat James Kingsford-Smith returns to the Fringe with his twisted and deeply hysterical new solo show. See the human body attempt impossible feats while the mind explores the very people we pretend to be – ourselves... 

Dolls

Dolls

Dolls is about our relationships with toys, but there is nothing wooden about this show. Combining contemporary dance with circus skills, Cirk La Putyka have created a mesmerising hour of entertainment... 

Imagine There's No Ben Target (It's Easy If You Try)

Imagine There's No Ben Target (It's Easy If You Try)

Ben Target is in no way an average stand-up. He specialises in the surreal and the unusual, and Imagine There’s No Ben Target most definitely fits that description. I don’t think I could even describe him as a stand up comedian, though he’s definitely very funny... 

Close Up

Close Up

You'd usually associate interacting with the audience with stand ups, pantomime and magicians specialising in card tricks. But with contemporary circus artists? Not so much. But then Circa, an award-winning Aussie circus company, is a boundary-pushing law unto itself... 

B-Orders

B-Orders

A stunning contemporary circus and dance performance by Ashtar Muallem and Fadi Zmorrod featuring the absence of freedom and the desire to escape the multitude of codes, orders and borders dominating the Palestinian society... 

Trash Test Dummies

Trash Test Dummies

Amazing circus skills meet side-splitting laughs as these three dexterous dummies take out the trash and take to the stage in their family friendly show, Trash Test Dummies! 'Delightfully intelligent, highly entertaining' ****½ (Herald Sun) Winners of Best Children's Presentation at Adelaide Fringe 2015, winners of Gas Works Circus Showdown...