Mat Ricardo vs the World

Mat Ricardo vs the World

When you’re considered the best at what you do, some of us might rest on our laurels but Mat Ricardo wants (indeed, needs) new challenges. So, he invited the world (via the open forum of Twitter) to set him the task of learning ten new tricks in one year which he would then perform at the Fringe... 

Attrape Moi

Attrape Moi

There is nothing so delightful as watching something you assume to be impossible done before your eyes. Attrape Moi, by Quebecois company Flip FabriQue, perfectly captures this delight in every single moment of its packed Fringe offering returning from 2016... 

Chores

Chores

Direct from winning the Weekly Award for Best Children’s Show at the Adelaide Fringe, circus performers Derek Llewellin and Julian Roberts have brought their fun show to Edinburgh... 

8 Songs

8 Songs

For almost thirty years, Gandini Juggling has been setting the bar for juggling performances across the world. Their work blends with performance art and truly pushes the limit of what can be done with juggling as an art form... 

Mat Ricardo vs the World

Mat Ricardo vs the World

Award-winning cabaret star and the UK’s most successful juggler, Mat Ricardo, had a problem – after a 30-year career as the go-to guy for jaw-dropping dexterity, he'd run out of new tricks... 

Briefs: Close Encounters

Briefs: Close Encounters

I was lucky enough to be in the audience when Briefs made their Fringe debut at the Gilded Balloon back in 2011. The show was fresh, new and utterly original. The company was so small and broke that they held a raffle during the show to try and recoup some of the expense of shipping themselves over to the UK... 

WireDo

WireDo

Many people firmly believe that the circus discipline of Tightwire must in fact be an illusion or a magic trick. They are convinced that it must be done with “magnets or pulleys or grooves in the shoes” because they are adamant that no human can balance on or traverse such a thin line... 

What The Moon Saw

What The Moon Saw

A magical journey around the world... A dance and circus performance for little ones and their families. Scared of the dark, young Jack opens his bedroom window to find a familiar friendly face, The Moon... 

Egg

Egg

The Edinburgh Fringe is the sort of place where you expect to see experimental, strange and unusual performances, and Paper Doll Militia’s Egg will certainly satisfy audiences looking for that ‘Fringe theatre’ experience... 

Arr We There Yet?

Arr We There Yet?

When a show opens with the introduction of Captain Skidmark sailing the seven seas upon the good ship, Red Rubber Duckie, you know exactly the level of humour to expect for the next hour... 

Damn Everything but the Circus: Discussions

Damn Everything but the Circus: Discussions

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Facilitated by National Centre for Circus Arts graduate, Vee Smith, each session will have a different panel of industry professionals with Q&A's and will explore some of the factors that shape the world of Circus... 

Circolombia

Circolombia

Circolumbia returns to the Underbelly Circus Hub, bringing its high-octane cast of singing, dancing circus artists with it. The performers, graduates of the Circo Para Todos school for Colombia’s disadvantaged youth, have an electric stage presence and a wide set of skills demonstrated in this exciting hour of classic circus acts... 

My Land

My Land

You know you’re at a good circus when you expect your jaw to drop, only to realise it’s already on the floor. My Land, produced by Recirquel Company Budapest in association with Müpa and playing until the 26th at Assembly Roxy, is one such preformance... 

Melon the Human

Melon the Human

The perfect lure for humans. Modelled off the most likeable specimens of your race, Melon will be presenting his circus and comedic talents, accumulated from years of entertaining humans just like you, in a comfortable environment suited to his unique performance style... 

SHIFT

SHIFT

The UK’s hottest circus company, BMT, repeat the success of their international smash-hits BROMANCE and KIN in this red-hot, five-star piece of circus, combining show-stopping acrobatics with the emotional punch of theatre... 

Splash Test Dummies

Splash Test Dummies

Rub-a-dub-dub, The Dummies are back with some splish-splashing circus set to drown you in tears of laughter. From the makers of hit show Trash Test Dummies comes a new production of oceanic proportions! Splash Test Dummies are here, ready to roll out their beach towels and spring into a brand-new hour of circus-filled hilarity for the whole family... 

Universoul Circus: Hip Hop Under the Big Top

Universoul Circus: Hip Hop Under the Big Top

After electrifying US audiences for 25 years, America's 'coolest show on earth' (Newsweek) comes to the UK for the first time. It's Hip-Hop Under the Big Top, combining edge-of-your-seat performances, stunning spectacle, hilarious audience participation and a soundtrack that will blow the roof off the tent... 

Mark Watson: Man of Mischief

Mark Watson: Man of Mischief

The Man of Mischief makes his Fringe debut with a one-man variety show! Having headlined at large theatres and performed for the BBC, Mark brings you his full evening show. Filled with astounding juggling, jaw-dropping magic and feats of incredible danger – this show is not to be missed! 'Absolutely fantastic… If I could give him more than 10/10, I would!' (Jamie Raven, Britain's Got Talent finalist)... 

Circa: Wolfgang

Circa: Wolfgang

Straight from the score and onto the stage, the man known as Mozart appears amidst a puff of powder, wigged and ready to throw musical madness into a crescendo of dives, swoops and twirls... 

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Your Fringe adventure starts here! For the 20th year, Edinburgh's historic High Street is transformed into a huge open-air performance playground featuring thousands of shows of all descriptions... 

Virgin Money Fringe on The Mound

Virgin Money Fringe on The Mound

Catch some world-class street performances, bag a bargain at the Half Price Hut or browse the arts and craft markets – all against the stunning backdrop of the National Galleries. 

The New I Hate Children Children's Show

The New I Hate Children Children's Show

You love the I Hate Children Children's Show but you want the new new, and who can blame you? Not us... We're Americans, we know all about new and improved. So treat yourself. Treat your kids... 

Circus Sonas Family Show

Circus Sonas Family Show

Funny Happy Stuff presents: Circus Sonas Family Show! A brand-new show from father and son circus performers Martin and Logy. This family-friendly show contains circus stunts that will make you gasp, juggling tricks that will amaze you and magic tricks that will make you go 'wow'! There will be shouting, cheering, and lots and lots of laughing... 

FunnyHappyStuff.co.uk Presents String Theory

FunnyHappyStuff.co.uk Presents String Theory

FunnyHappyStuff.co.uk presents Martin Mor in String Theory. How long is a piece of string? How much laughing can you do in an hour? Come and see Martin's new show to find out. ‘An adorable Master of feel-good comedy' (TheClothesLine... 

360 Allstars

360 Allstars

A phenomenal physical performance exploring all forms of rotation, 360 Allstars connects street with elite to deliver a radical urban circus. Boasting a stellar international cast including the two-time World Champion BMX Flatlander, two world champion breakdancers, an internationally acclaimed basketball freestyler, and an exceptional roue cyr artist, 360 Allstars is a spectacular fusion of the extraordinary artistry that emerges from street culture... 

Casus: You & I

Casus: You & I

Poets spend their lives writing about it, everyone thinks about it, but when love is between two men some people turn a blind eye. This transparent journey of love, circus and friendship celebrates the importance of being visible in a world of closed doors... 

Operation EVAsion

Operation EVAsion

A fusion of narrative, aerial arts, multimedia and live accordion music. Based on the bizarre but factual account of the multiple disappearances of the corpse of Eva Peron. Upon her untimely death at age 33, her body was embalmed to the point of immortalisation... 

Gibbon

Gibbon

Gandini presents a wildly original hodgepodge of juggling, choreography, and theatre that explores the connections between human behaviours, the cycle of nature and to explore the journey into oneself... 

Grumpy Pants

Grumpy Pants

All the way from Spain, Grumpy Pants is a hilarious show for the whole family. Mr Vita will delight audiences of all ages with his perfectly crafted juggling routines, physical comedy and fork throwing! Grumpy Pants invites the audience into an eccentric and intimate world where everyday objects are brought to life in non-traditional juggling routines... 

Circus Sonas Presents: Dirty Tattooed Circus Bastards

Circus Sonas Presents: Dirty Tattooed Circus Bastards

Circus Sonas presents: Dirty Tattooed Circus Bastards. Cirque Du Soleil meets Motorhead. A circus show for adults. This show is probably not for you.. 

Vaudeville and Vice

Vaudeville and Vice

Swoon into the arms of the Roaring 20s with Vaudeville and Vice! Born in America, raised on the road – a classy coterie of dancing, singing circus swingers conjure an early-evening revue in the intimate Last Arch Theatre... 

Sediment

Sediment

Inspired by excerpts from Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Notes from Underground, Sediment is an abstract expedition through the layers of human desires and motives. A look at what lies beneath, at what really drives us, in the search for truth... 

Dr Carnesky's Incredible Bleeding Woman

Dr Carnesky's Incredible Bleeding Woman

Created through a series of devised rituals performed every month during the dark moon (when the moon is black against the sky) for three months, this show is part lecture, part sideshow and part catharsis... 

Flying Atoms

Flying Atoms

Professors Gusto and Hitch work hard in the Laboratory of Curiosity answering questions: how do birds stay in the air? Why don't the stars fall from the sky? Where does the moon go in the daytime? Only one thing is certain – the universe is filled with wonder and not everything is as it seems... 

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

This family-friendly piece of outdoor aerial theatre is open to all but created for visually impaired and disabled audiences. Featuring a huge bird's nest and using aerial silk, rope, counter-weighting and an airborne kayak, Taking Flight follows two friends and a bird across land and sea... 

Acéléré by Circolombia

Acéléré by Circolombia

Circolumbia was formed in order to provide professional opportunities for the graduates of Columbia’s national circus school, Circo Para Todos which provides circus training for disadvantaged youth in the cities of Cali and Bogota... 

Aaron Twitchen: Curtain Twitchen

Aaron Twitchen: Curtain Twitchen

Aaron Twitchen combines aerial circus performance with stand-up comedy. This is an interesting mix and the choppy nature of the entire show keeps the audience on their toes.At first, Twitchen talks about his friends, gossiping in a manner which relies on gay clichés that do not add anything, but reinforce negative stereotypes... 

All Genius All Idiot

All Genius All Idiot

All Genius All Idiot is a quirky and outrageous piece that explores the animalistic side of human nature using contemporary circus, performance art and live music. This show is brought to us by Svalbard a company made up of four acrobats from Spain, England, Germany and Sweden who all met at the world’s leading circus school DOCH in Sweden... 

Attached

Attached

Massimilliano Rosetti and Manu Tiger are like a live action cartoon or perhaps a 1930’s Laurel and Hardy short where the boys have joined a circus. We open with them standing on stage wearing Velcro suits... 

Kin

Kin

I'll confess it. I'm a circus virgin. I know nothing about acrobatics except that I can't do anything like it. However, I think I speak for the average Fringe punter by saying that you'd be missing out if you didn't make the trip to Underbelly’s Circus Hub during your festival stay, and that Kin is a brilliant show to please the uninitiated... 

Sigma

Sigma

Four shrouded women take to the stage. They each remove their shrouds and, one by one, they list their hopes for the upcoming show. They want a performance that has fabulous juggling skills, they want a feminist statement, they want it to incorporate Bharatanatyam dancing and they want sexy men to do the dancing... 

Coppélia

Coppélia

Coppélia is originally a comic ballet based on the writings of Prussian romantic author, E.T.A. Hoffman. It tells the tale of Dr Coppélias, who creates a lifelike doll so beautiful that Franz, a young man from the village, abandons his flesh and blood lover, Swanhilda, to pursue the doll, Coppélia... 

Last Clown on Earth

Last Clown on Earth

Derevo are a legend. This is not clowning Coco-style, but dark, surreal and dreamlike with an apocalyptic vision tempered by absurd humour and heart-wringing moments of pathos. The company have been coming to the Edinburgh Fringe for 20 years and their latest show, Last Clown On Earth is as weird and magical as word of mouth promised... 

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... 

The Ping-Pong Ball Effect

The Ping-Pong Ball Effect

Upsala Circus have been doing incredible work in St. Petersburg for seventeen years and is currently working with more than ninety vulnerable children and adolescents from the street or in difficult or dangerous situations... 

Circa: Humans

Circa: Humans

Step into the grand Lafayette big top in Underbelly’s dedicated Circus Hub and witness the spectacle of internationally acclaimed Circa with their 2017 Fringe offering. Ten acrobats perform an hour of incredible feats with precision, strength and personality... 

Damn Everything but the Circus

Damn Everything but the Circus

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Facilitated by National Centre for Circus Arts graduate, Vee Smith, each session will have a different panel of industry professionals with Q&As, and will explore some of the factors that shape the world of circus... 

No Show

No Show

No Show is perhaps the perfect show: one that claims to be nothing at all.It opens with a feminine, smiling, lyrical, tumbling dance number that feels a bit off and out of sync. All the gymnastics the women perform are, of course, very impressive, but something about this opening number makes you feel as if the performers are holding back, making you wait and trying to tell you something... 

All the Fun

All the Fun

A hypnotic, tongue-in-cheek antidote to the glittering circus world. You’re invited beyond the everyday one, two, three of juggling in an ever-changing space, with the performers balancing objects and throwing bodies, rendering failure just as visible as sweat... 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Super Scott's Totally Scripted Unimprovised Show

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Super Scott's Totally Scripted Unimprovised Show

Super Scott returns to the Fringe with his own unique blend of comedy, juggling, magic and more. Expect the unexpected! (Recommended by his mother). 

Trash Test Dummies

Trash Test Dummies

Everyone put your bins out! Trash Test Dummies are back in Edinburgh! This side-splitting, slapstick comedy circus show delivers a dump truck of hilarity! Winners of Best Children's Presentation at Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Trash Test Dummies are as full of laughs as their bins are full of surprises... 

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Watch free previews of hundreds of Fringe shows. See world-class street performers, buskers and entertainers of every talent imaginable perform daily on Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile... 

Batacchio

Batacchio

Award-winning contemporary circus company mixes breathtaking acrobatics, original music, magic tricks and unexpected illusions in a fantastical journey to the spectacular comedies of the 19th century... 

Virgin Money Fringe on The Mound

Virgin Money Fringe on The Mound

Watch spectacular street entertainment on the doorstep of the National Galleries of Scotland. Pick up a bargain for the current day's Fringe shows at the Virgin Money Half Price Hut... 

The Great Merkin Show!

The Great Merkin Show!

Freaks, undergarments and curiosities! From America’s Wild West to the nether regions in-between comes Eugene, Oregon’s favorite sassy oddity Josephine D’Love, joining forces with musical extraordinaire Jasper Freedom of Boxcar Conception to bring you America’s weirdest burlesque variety show! The Great Merkin Show! 

Grumpy Pants

Grumpy Pants

All the way from Spain, Grumpy Pants is a hilarious show for the whole family. Mr Vita will delight audiences of all ages with his perfectly crafted juggling routines, physical comedy and fork throwing! Grumpy Pants invites the audience into an eccentric and intimate world where everyday objects are brought to life in non-traditional juggling routines and the fourth wall is broken from beginning to end; the audience being part of the show from the moment they enter... 

Sweatshop

Sweatshop

Briefs Factory present a late-night extravaganza, Sweatshop, hosted by the impeccably coiffed master crooner Mikelangelo. Grab yourself a knock-off drink and clock into the Sweatshop... 

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... 

Funny Stuff for Happy People

Funny Stuff for Happy People

Martin “Bigpig” Mor. Funny Stuff for Happy People. Comedy, circus, and stupid science. As seen on Blue Peter and CBBC Live. 'Uproariously funny and utterly loveable' (ThreeWeeks)... 

Unmarked Vehicle

Unmarked Vehicle

One-woman stand-up and explorative circus performance discussing life as a pie delivery driver, partly performed on free-standing rotating aerial hoop. Since graduating, Chloe Mantripp has been on tour with the show Hetty Feather, but now she’s back she just wants to settle into writing and performing her curious brand of dark humour, and is moonlighting as a pie delivery driver to fund the habit... 

One Man Shoe

One Man Shoe

When the headline act fails to show up, Jango, a bumbling theatre caretaker, is suddenly thrust into the limelight and embarks on a hilarious journey of highly crafted and heartfelt silent comedy, as he magically finds his way to realise his dream of transforming into a star! Jango's unique style of silent physical theatre includes contemporary circus clowning, slapstick comedy, puppetry, juggling and absurd magic... 

Clan Mucmor Family Circus Show

Clan Mucmor Family Circus Show

The Clan Mucmor Family Circus Show. Martin and Logy are a father and son circus act from Ireland. Come and see feats of skill and dexterity that will thrill and entertain you. Suitable for the entire family. 

Helga - Life of Diva Extraordinaire

Helga - Life of Diva Extraordinaire

Meet Helga, cabaret diva extraordinaire! At least, she used to be… Through mime, clowning and circus, this poignant physical comedy reflects on how it feels when our bodies don’t do what they used to... 

Children Are Stinky

Children Are Stinky

'This show has it all' (List). High-calibre circus, a rocking soundtrack and genuine belly laughs have propelled this Australian acrobatic duo to a non-stop multi award-winning world tour... 

Sam Goodburn: Dumbstruck

Sam Goodburn: Dumbstruck

Accidental clown turned multi award-winning performer Sam Goodburn plays a dumbstruck young man the morning after his first steps into manhood. The endearing dork finds himself semi-dressed amidst an apartment too floral for his now less-inebriated comfort zone... 

Gerry Cottle's WOW! Circus

Gerry Cottle's WOW! Circus

Gerry Cottle has been making British circus history ever since he ran away to join the circus at the age of 15. He has been responsible for numerous wow moments in the arena, most notably in the 90s with the Circus of Horrors and the Moscow State Circus... 

SpiegelCircus

SpiegelCircus

Half-term family circus show in the beautiful Spiegeltent with lots of fun and amazing skills hosted by the lovely bunch from High Top Circus with turns from Aussie boys' Head First Acrobats and just a few of our Spiegelly acrobatic friends... 

Marawa's Majorettes

Marawa's Majorettes

This troupe of amazing, world record holders will make you fall in love with hooping. Head to Shiny Town in the Brighton Pavilion gardens and be astounded by Marawa’s Majorettes and their amazing hooping dance display... 

Gender Spanner

Gender Spanner

A joyous and empowering hour of cabaret, burlesque, and labels that just don’t stick. Armed with a ukulele, spinning plates, and more costumes than you can fit in your closet, Jessica McKerlie presents a smorgasbord of original music and poetry with a common thread: Are you a man? Are you a woman? Are you sure? Inspired by Jessica’s own explorations and understanding of gender fluidity, 'Gender Spanner' is a cabaret that goes to the very core of what it is to be human. 

A Dirtier Weekend with Der Wunderlich Revue

A Dirtier Weekend with Der Wunderlich Revue

Join Brighton's favourite (almost) all-male cabaret and burlesquers for a dirtier weekend of stripping, pole-dancing, cheerleading (of course), nudity, stupidity, magic, music and mayhem... 

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... 

Smiler & Stollar's Rock'n'Roll Circus

Smiler & Stollar's Rock'n'Roll Circus

A unique rollercoaster of a whole night inspired by the 1968 Rolling Stones extravaganza and specially created for Brighton Spiegeltent. "... we've got sights and sounds and marvels to delight your eyes and ears” (Mick Jagger)... 

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... 

Terabac

Terabac

If you’re a budding ecologist who also has a love of physical theatre, Terabac is the show for you.We are guests at the wake of a dead mouse whose carcass, we are told, will be used by an array of insects... 

Fringe City Family Picnic

Fringe City Family Picnic

Fringe City Family Picnic is a free outdoor event taking place on the 6th of May and 27th of May in the Pavilion Gardens. The picnic is a showcase of family friendly shows, plus free fun activities for children of all ages... 

Closer by Circa

Closer by Circa

This is circus for serious people. It’s not about glitz and glamour, with grinning teeth as sparkly as the leotards. It’s serious. And seriously good. Circa perform death-defying stunts to the highest possible level in a beautiful, yet surprisingly dark piece of theatre... 

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... 

The Raunch

The Raunch

As Underbelly at George Square grows arms and legs, an expansion into the Meadows was inevitable. Still within walking distance of the major players, Underbelly Circus Hub is home to this year’s The Raunch... 

Trash Test Dummies

Trash Test Dummies

There’s an anarchic edge to the Trash Test Dummies – as might be expected from a circus troupe who go on to perform a succession of tricks and humorous gymnastics using that most utilitarian of urban objects, the wheelie bin... 

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... 

Family Circus Workshops

Family Circus Workshops

Now parents and kids can run away to the circus... together! Enter the exciting big top and have a go at different circus skills. From aerial to juggling, hula-hooping to acrobatics... 

32

32

Shebang's 32 serves up a smorgasbord of comic cabaret stuffed with silly and serious dancing, peppered with circus, and finished with a dash of musical theatre. Join our two performers as they share the highs, lows and upside-downs of treading the boards... 

Virgin Money Fringe on The Mound

Virgin Money Fringe on The Mound

Watch spectacular street entertainment on the doorstep of the National Galleries of Scotland. Pick up a bargain for the current day's Fringe shows at the Virgin Money Half Price Hut... 

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Watch free previews of hundreds of Fringe shows. See world-class street performers, buskers and entertainers of every talent imaginable perform daily on Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile... 

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... 

The Pianist

The Pianist

The Pianist is a solo comic contemporary circus piece by Thomas Monckton and Circo Aereo. The show is centred on, in, under and around one of the most magnificent of all musical instruments: the grand piano... 

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Immerse yourself in a magical journey. Celebrate that magical time of the day when stresses and strains of life melt away and enter a world of imagination and dreams with Bedtime Stories... 

The Jungle Book: Cobwebs and Moontalk

The Jungle Book: Cobwebs and Moontalk

Creative reimagining of Kipling’s The Jungle Book using the expressive colour of circus. Through aerial-acrobatics, puppetry and live music, our quirky and loveable characters invite you on a journey into their jungle adventure. 

Children are Stinky

Children are Stinky

'Exceedingly funny' ***** (Planet Arts). 'Gobsmacked' **** (Advertiser). 'How is that even possible!' (Daniel Craig, age 7). 'Superb' (Time Out). An exciting new children's comedy by award-winning Circus Trick Tease... 

Water on Mars

Water on Mars

Gandini presents virtuoso juggling gone wild. From the Fringe-storming producers of 4x4 and Smashed comes a diabolical playground experiment. Take three monstrously skilful young jugglers, six hands and thousands of catches... 

Funny Stuff for Happy People

Funny Stuff for Happy People

Kids! Do you need somewhere to take your adults without them getting bored and getting in a huff? Bring them to Funny Stuff for Happy People, where the adults can have just as good a time as the kids... 

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... 

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. 

SpiegelCircus Workshop

SpiegelCircus Workshop

A happy and informal taster session hosted by Les Femmes Circus and our Spiegely friends. Games and floor exercises with hula hoops, juggling and allsorts. No experience necessary. Loads of fun jumping and twirling and why not watch your teachers in action at the Spiegelcircus later... 

SpiegelCircus

SpiegelCircus

Half term family circus show in the beautiful Spiegeltent with lots of fun and amazing skills hosted by the lovely Les Femmes Circus girls with turns from Aussie boys' Head First Acrobats and just a few of our Spiegelly friends... 

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... 

The Family Show

The Family Show

Winner, Best Children's Show - Ireland's most lovable idiots bring their mischief and mayhem to a show for the whole family. Charm, sharp wit, and good humour with acrobatic skill and just enough naughtiness to keep kids and adults guessing... 

Les Femmes Circus

Les Femmes Circus

Spectacles of extraordinary skill, fusing circus, dance and singing, live before your eyes, up close and personal. Bodies contorted, objects manipulated and trust is the word when your life is in someone else's hands... 

Funk The Format Festival 2016

Funk The Format Festival 2016

Hot on the heels of their sell-out Club Tropicana events and Funk The Family festivals, Funk The Format curates a magical, musical shindig. Hove Park plays host to funk, soul, Latin and related grooves... 

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 fabulous show with amazing acrobatics and hilarious slapstick comedy. Fun for kids and adults from the Aussie boys, back with us after the success of their internationally-acclaimed show 'Elixir'. 

Upside Down & Inside Out

Upside Down & Inside Out

Two English gentlemen (or are they?) pull surprises out of the hat (and the audience). A half-hour extravaganza of acrobatics, comedy, clown, contortion and juggling stunts. Laugh, cry and gasp! 

Black Cat Cabaret

Black Cat Cabaret

The Black Cat Cabaret brings together exceptional acrobats, comics, dancers and singers to create a spectacular variety show inspired by Montmartre’s dark and daring heyday. [newline] Best Production, London Cabaret Awards 2014. 

Funk The Family Festival 2016

Funk The Family Festival 2016

Funk The Family returns for another magical instalment of fantastical fun for all the family. Featuring a live music stage, Cirque Du Funk big top, nine hours of top-notch family entertainment, Club Tropicana DJ tent, delicious food and a fully licensed bar! Full line-up available online. 

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... 

Come Fly With Me...

Come Fly With Me...

Playful pink lighting, red velvet drapes, glittery fixtures and wooden circus seats - entering the Brighton Spiegeltent screams ‘Showtime!’ Come Fly With Me is a charming, cheeky dose of spectacle hosted by Brighton's Les Femmes Circus... 

High Jinx

High Jinx

Republic is home to Michael Jordan’s 'High Jinx' magic and illusion show during this year's Brighton Fringe. This fantastic one hour show for all the family offers a fun fuelled time for everyone young or old... 

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... 

Club Briefs

Club Briefs

Cult cabaret hooligans Briefs present this late-night romp of disco dancing and pop-up performance. Marvel at your favourite Briefs boys and their guests as they show off incredible circus, variety, and burlesque... 

Mr Pineapple Head

Mr Pineapple Head

A family clown theatre show. Mr Pineapple Head works in the style of a silent clown, performing physical comedy and slapstick routines to music. Genuinely funny, professional silliness! It's a Brunswick Fringe tradition! 

Fringe City Family Picnic

Fringe City Family Picnic

Bring your picnic blankets and hamper down to Brighton's biggest family picnic with free family friendly performances, games, crafts and activities galore. Visit our website for further information. 

Fringe City

Fringe City

Get a taste for Brighton Fringe 2016 at our outdoor showcase. Expect crazy cabaret, tremendous theatre, live music, magic, dancing and much more. Visit our website for full line-up details. 

BARBU Electro Trad Cabaret

BARBU Electro Trad Cabaret

One man shouldn't be able to hold two men on his shoulders at the same time. Two women shouldn't be able to function as skipping ropes. Hamsters weren't made to be performers. But that is what happens in Barbu Electo Trad Cabaret, as Cirque Alfonse produce a mesmerising and deliciously bonkers fanfare of strength, agility and beards... 

360 ALLSTARS

360 ALLSTARS

This show has the kind of title that gets you feeling excited right away. 360 ALLSTARS promises a full spectrum of stunts and tricks from various street-based performing methods. Involving a ton of urban styles - breakin', basketball skills, MCing, BMXing, beat boxing and Roue Cyr to name a few - this show definitely promises to bring something totally new to the field of circus entertainment... 

The Hogwallops

The Hogwallops

The Hogwallops is a joyful show for all the family that combines astounding acrobatics, physical humour and a heartfelt story meaning there is something for everyone. The show follows the Hogwallops family on the father’s birthday as they go through an ordinary day with the most extraordinary circus skills... 

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... 

I Hate Children Children's Show

I Hate Children Children's Show

Performer Paul Nathan informs his audience before they enter the space that ‘Moms and Dads get Champagne, kids get insults’. He holds true to his word, and each adult is handed a glass of bubbly upon arrival... 

La Clique and The Famous Spiegeltent presents VELVET

La Clique and The Famous Spiegeltent presents VELVET

La Clique has been a feature on the Fringe for over ten years and has a well deserved reputation for slick circus cabaret and variety. This year's show from director and creator Craig Ilott is something a little different... 

Le Haggis

Le Haggis

A perfect balance of circus and ceilidh, this entertaining and talented troupe bring Le Haggis, a show that guarantees to have you clapping along in your seat. With jaw dropping routines and beautifully performed songs, Le Haggis is a show that delivers... 

Limbo

Limbo

Limbo is a pretty hot ticket this fringe. Brought to us Underbelly Productions, Strut & Fret Production House and Southbank Centre after massive success in Adelaide and New York and more, it's one of the show-stopping acts taking over the new circus hub... 

Sideshows

Sideshows

Roll up for the award-winning Sideshows and feast your eyes on an opera and ballet spectacular. As heard on BBC Radio 3, Sideshows presents acts which quickly spiral out of control to comical effect... 

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... 

L'Enfant qui...

L'Enfant qui...

Jephan de Villiers may not be a familiar name to most, but after watching L'Enfant Qui it can definitely be said he is an interesting character. Villers was a French artist and sculptor and the inspiration behind this circus/puppetry performance... 

Colors

Colors

Kurage Theatre’s innovative theatre show is a song, dance and drama spectacular. The children in the audience are enthralled by an explosion of colour and movement.Colors’ ingenious conceit is to bring each colour of an artist’s palette – red, green, blue, black and yellow – to life... 

Hitch!

Hitch!

From Rope to Psycho, Hitch by the Mary Bijou Circus Theatre Company covers all the famous Hitchcock thrillers plus at least one you may not know, as admitted to by a sheepish audience member in the front row... 

Traces

Traces

Traces has been amazing audiences around the world for nigh on a decade; it is a testament to the visual and theatrical power of the show that it’s lasted as long as it has. With an all-invigorated international cast, Les 7 Doigts de la Main’s most influential show is as buoyant, playful and impressive as ever... 

Leapin' Louie's Wild West Spectacular

Leapin' Louie's Wild West Spectacular

‘Awesome’ is a terrible word, but there’s no shame using it – in the truest sense – to describe Leapin’ Louie and his lethal range of doohickeys. Taking an ‘anything goes’ approach, the skilled lariat artist (a what now?) stuns adults into a dumbfounded stupor and gets kids – desperate for a turn on stage – flailing hands high in the air... 

Barnum

Barnum

For a youth theatre troupe, Barnum seems an intimidatingly large production. The sheer amount of different skills required, from tumbling, acrobatics, acrobalance and juggling to the vocal range and technical ability required from each of the lead roles seem to make it something best left to professionals... 

Cafe Baile

Cafe Baile

Unique showcase of highlights from the Fringe's best dance, circus and physical theatre shows. Each week several different acts will amaze you with their talent and touch you with their performances... 

4x4 Ephemeral Architectures

4x4 Ephemeral Architectures

Ballet and juggling. Yes, it sounds bonkers but within minutes of this show beginning, the similarities between the two are evident. Both are graceful and seem effortless, though require hard work and concentration to pull off successfully... 

Circus for Success

Circus for Success

Celebrating 20 years at the Fringe this year! Join this 31-year old multifaceted charity who uses innovative and imaginative ways to inspire, challenge and unlock individual potential... 

Albertious Connundrum II?

Albertious Connundrum II?

AFIC is a multi-faceted charity using innovative and imaginative ways to inspire, challenge and unlock individual potential. Working with children and young people across all areas of the community, AFIC began in 1983 in the parks of West London... 

Family Circus Workshops

Family Circus Workshops

Now parents and kids can run away to the circus... Together! Enter the exciting big top and have a go at different circus skills. From trapeze to juggling, hula hooping to acrobatics... 

Escape from Wonderland

Escape from Wonderland

Celebrating life on the road in a cabaret of traditional and contemporary circus. Alice and the Joker team up with the best local and international performers. But will they escape from Wonderland? See website for nightly line-ups. 

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... 

Bromance

Bromance

Bromance – noun (informal). 1. A close but non-sexual relationship between two men. Early 21st-century: blend of brother and romance. Frenetic but friendly. Captivating but casual... 

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

UK premiere of this unique and hilarious fusion of world-class circus, film noir and physical theatre. Welcome to the luxurious estate of Miss Betty, in Autumn 1937. Our hostess slips away from her wedding reception to a secluded smoking lounge where she finds three men and the elephant in the room... 

Taiwan Season: Self and Others

Taiwan Season: Self and Others

Formosa Circus Art company blends circus, dance and theatre skills. Self and Others explores the complexity of the relationship between things being built from nothing to something, and from something to nothing again... 

Swing Circus

Swing Circus

Swing Circus is a high-energy show that combines top-level swing dancers launching each other across the stage with traditional circus disciplines including acrobats, handbalancers, aerialists, jugglers and hula-hoopers; all set to a soundtrack of well-known big band music from the 1930s and 40s... 

Martin ‘Bigpig’ Mor’s Funny Stuff for Happy People

Martin ‘Bigpig’ Mor’s Funny Stuff for Happy People

Kids! Do you need somewhere to take your adults without them getting bored and going in a huff? Bring them to Funny Stuff for Happy People, where the adults can have just as good a time as the kids... 

Ockham's Razor: Arc and Every Action…

Ockham's Razor: Arc and Every Action…

Ockham's Razor present Arc and Every Action... Leading UK aerial theatre company Ockham's Razor bring their award-winning double bill to the Edinburgh Festival for the first time. They combine circus and theatre to make work that is arresting and entertaining... 

Wings in My Heart

Wings in My Heart

Wings by Rigolo is a world beating game changer in international new circus, featuring an ex-Cirque du Soleil world champion cast, hosted by an ex-No Fit State production crew. This beautiful journey rewrites the script on European circus skills – and with an enchanting and classic world tour premiere construction, its breathtaking and soul touching sophisticated weightless universe provides a guaranteed sell-out for all houses... 

Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors

Calculating the stocks of our emotional economy, Smoke and Mirrors weaves acrobatic exploitations and high flying distortions to examine the contorted state of America in the pursuit of happiness... 

Ettieboo's Cabaret Boonanza – Free

Ettieboo's Cabaret Boonanza – Free

Ettieboo (Ria Lina) presents the best value cabaret money can buy! Each show is different, with a line-up comprised of the best, brightest, and most beautiful acts participating at the Fringe... 

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, you can even bring your granny! Brothers Famous Seamus and Sean-tastic will do anything to be famous, really anything! If you're lucky you might even end up in Sean's adopted family! Charm, sharp wit, and good humour with flashes of acrobatic skills and just enough naughtiness to keep kids and adults guessing... 

Ringside

Ringside

Ringside. A girl on a trapeze. The ghost of every glamorous girl you’ve ever seen on a trapeze high up in the big top, performing to the roar of the crowd. But she’s up-close in this intimate one on one aerial performance made for your eyes only... 

Sonics in Toren

Sonics in Toren

Welcome to the world premiere of Toren, the amazing new show from Sonics. Witness a live show in which five performers twist, spin and fly through the air in gravity-defying acrobatics... 

Something

Something

When hurdles try to stop us, when problems appear to be unsolvable, we seek something to help us carry on... This is Liberi Di...'s answer to the crisis. It's when we fall to the ground, that we discover just how strong we really are...