Sirqus Alfon: Play 3.0

Sirqus Alfon: Play 3.0

Sirqus Alfon has attracted international attention for its innovative and interactive approach to merging technology, music, performance and the human body. 

WILD ONION

WILD ONION

A narrative cabaret blending theatre, dance and circus arts, with an eclectic playlist and approximately 100 onions, WILD ONION brings three queer best friends together in this rio… 

Walk-Man

Walk-Man

It’s a day like any other. 

Grumpy Pants

Grumpy Pants

A children’s show that entertains parents alongside kids with a mix of perfectly crafted juggling routines, clowning, physical comedy and fork throwing! Grumpy Pants invites the … 

Heroes

Heroes

Heroes. 

Kid's Circus Workshops

Kid's Circus Workshops

Ever wanted to run away with the circus? Learn how to tumble, juggle and roll with some of Australia’s best acrobats! Learn fun new skills in this free training session with world-… 

Hotel Paradiso

Hotel Paradiso

An irresistibly colourful, loud and fun show for all the family by Lost in Translation, one of the UK’s leading contemporary circus companies and Guinness World Record holders. 

Circus Abyssinia: Tulu

Circus Abyssinia: Tulu

A dazzling display of speed, skill and flight lands in Edinburgh this summer, celebrating the first African woman to win Olympic gold. 

Brave Space

Brave Space

There’s a famous quote from the film The Third Man. 

Splash Test Dummies

Splash Test Dummies

Rub-a-dub-dub, The Dummies are back with their ‘splashingly awesome adventure’ (EdinburghFestivalsForKids. 

Cirque Alfonse: Animal

Cirque Alfonse: Animal

Cirque Alfonse takes us through a series of surreal farm fables served up with a touch of irreverence, impressive virtuosity and the company’s familiar comic touch. 

Daniel Zindler Drops

Daniel Zindler Drops

When the juggler drops, is it on purpose? Daniel Zindler began his career as a busker and is still often found juggling on the Royal Mile. 

Circa: Humans 2.0
BOBBY WINNER

Circa: Humans 2.0

In a big top tent, ten performers, upon a brilliant white, circular stage, perform a series of ever more amazing acts of acrobalance, tumbling, throws, and aerial skills. 

La Clique

La Clique

The multi award-winning cabaret spectacular, La Clique, features the best of circus, comedy and cabaret. 

Blunderland

Blunderland

The subversive break-out hit of the international cabaret and circus circuit, we have arrived with a strong dose of what we all need at the moment: some outrageous nightlife naught… 

Briefs: Bite Club

Briefs: Bite Club

Australia’s award-winning cult-cabaret mischief-makers, circus stars and heart-stopping hooligans Briefs Factory, join forces with much celebrated songbird Sahara Beck. 

Carnival of the Animals by Circa

Carnival of the Animals by Circa

These zebras juggle and flip. 

Runners

Runners

“You can disappear into the timelessness of motion. 

360 ALLSTARS

360 ALLSTARS

The international smash hit returns! Sold out on Broadway! Sold out at the Sydney Opera House! Seen by over one million people worldwide! A phenomenal physical performance explorin… 

Muse

Muse

What does it mean to be a woman? Muse attempts to answer this question circus style! There’s hardly just one answer and exploring the question calls for some. 

Prehysterical

Prehysterical

Winner of Best Children’s Weekly Award, Fringe World 2020. 

The Circus Sonas Family Show

The Circus Sonas Family Show

Circus Sonas are Northern Irish father and son Martin and Logy. 

The Best (and Worst) of The Dirty Tattooed Circus

The Best (and Worst) of The Dirty Tattooed Circus

Direct from their UK tour, Martin Mor and Logy Logan bring their unique brand of comedy and circus back to the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Brotipo

Brotipo

Crazy Canadian circus for the young, premiering in Edinburgh after visiting 16 countries! The art of giving each other a chance and collaborating when the right time comes is what … 

KIN

KIN

One of the beautiful things about acrobatics is the way human bodies can collaborate in difficult-to-imagine ways. 

Mat Ricardo: The Extraordinary Gentleman

Mat Ricardo: The Extraordinary Gentleman

Mat Ricardo is a juggler with 35 years’ experience performing in front of audiences all over the world. 

Taiwan Season: Light of Life

Taiwan Season: Light of Life

A magical, charming show of dance and acrobatics which will delight children and adults alike. 

Assembly Gala Launch

Assembly Gala Launch

Assembly’s Gala celebrates the opening of our 2022 programme of over 200 shows. 

Lion

Lion

Lion – The Weird and Magical Abracadabra Circus Show is an hour of pleasure, skills and a bit of thrilling fear led by a one-man circus crew. 

Bee Story

Bee Story

It’s a sticky situation. 

Briefs: Sweatshop

Briefs: Sweatshop

Show up, clock in, get in formation and be ready to claim time and a half because this entertainment will cost you – and our preferred method of payment is sweat. 

Dreams of the Small Gods

Dreams of the Small Gods

Zinnia Oberski’s arresting body doesn’t shy away from being seen, hanging like a carcass from her trapeze in the clinical Demonstration Room of Summerhall. 

The Chosen Haram

The Chosen Haram

A graduate of London’s National Centre for Circus Arts, Sadiq Ali brings humour, sensuality, and skill to this tale of boy meets boy, boy gets into the club scene and chemsex, bo… 

Assume People Like You

Assume People Like You

A robot, an alien and a human. 

Collision

Collision

B-boy meets Bendy boy. 

Chores

Chores

A comedy-circus show from Australia, Chores is the story of a brother and sister who have to clean up their messy room so they can ride their bicycles. 

Zoe

Zoe

From the team that brought you the award-winning Casting Off comes Zoë – a vital force of empty chaos and absolute movement. 

Vest-igios

Vest-igios

Renowned circus company Circolombia premiere their first intimate performance, Vest-igios. 

Ves-tigios

Ves-tigios

Renowned circus company Circolombia premiere their first intimate performance, Vest-igios. 

The Circus Sonas Family Show

The Circus Sonas Family Show

FunnyHappyStuff. 

Taiwan Season Symposium: Transforming Circus and Shaping its Future in Taiwan, Japan, the UK and Beyond 

Taiwan Season Symposium: Transforming Circus and Shaping its Future in Taiwan, Japan, the UK and Beyond 

In collaboration with circus platform at National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, the international panel of circus experts will delve into the challenges and pleasures of creating … 

Daniel Zindler Drops

Daniel Zindler Drops

When the juggler drops, is it on purpose? Daniel began his career as a busker and is still often found juggling on the Royal Mile. 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah It’s Super Scott’s Variety Show!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah It’s Super Scott’s Variety Show!

Super Scott returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with his own style of comedy juggling and escapology. Maybe a bit of magic. Expect the unexpected! 

La Galerie

La Galerie

La Galerie by Machine de Cirque. 

Moya

Moya

Moya is an acrobatic art film, rooted in South African culture and seen through the eyes of our youth. 

Out of Order

Out of Order

In a not-so-distant future lingers the bitter aftertaste of a déjà vu, the theatres are empty, meeting places and cultural venues are no longer permitted, physical contact is pro… 

O'DD

O'DD

Bounce, bounce, bounce, flip, bounce, bounce, double flip. 

Six°

Six°

With only six degrees of separation, we are all connected. 

Blizzard

Blizzard

What if winter has taken over? With Blizzard, FLIP Fabrique takes you on a crazy, poetic and gentle journey in the dead of winter and invites you to lose yourself in a moment of co… 

The Dream Project 3.0

The Dream Project 3.0

A collaboration between North American artists from Mexico, United States and Canada. 

Square 2.1

Square 2.1

A circus performance delivered as an interactive home experience. 

Bromance

Bromance

Say hello to Adam, Arthur and Pete. 

Big Tops and Tiny Tots Circus Show

Big Tops and Tiny Tots Circus Show

‘Wonderful silliness’ ***** (GlamAdelaide. 

Chores

Chores

Want to enjoy an hour of madcap comedy circus whilst simultaneously instilling in your kids a sense of domestic duty? Look no further – this sell-out show is back and tidying you… 

Six° with Jamie Adkins

Six° with Jamie Adkins

With only six degrees of separation, we are all connected. 

Brotipo

Brotipo

Crazy Canadian circus for the young, is premiering in Edinburgh after visiting 16 countries! The art of giving each other a chance and collaborating when the right time comes, is w… 

Totally Plucked

Totally Plucked

Hello sweetie! Get ready for a new sense of comedy and performance which, together, produce a raw and physically engaging show. 

Forth on the Fringe

Forth on the Fringe

Now in it’s 12th year, Forth on the Fringe is the largest showcase of Fringe entertainment available at this year’s festival. 

Big Tops and Tiny Tots Circus Show

Big Tops and Tiny Tots Circus Show

Luth’s on an action-packed circus adventure – but she needs your help! She’s looking for giggle-ready three to seven-year-olds to help her solve a whole host of fun physical chal… 

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. 

YUCK Circus

YUCK Circus

This year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe sees YUCK Circus pull down the pants of the patriarchy in a bares-all, feminist romp. 

Rouge

Rouge

Some shows do exactly what they say on the poster. 

Elements of Freestyle

Elements of Freestyle

In this adrenaline-fuelled explosion of extreme urban sports, breakdance, music and theatre, ISH Dance Collective create breathtaking poetry in every single moment. 

Filament

Filament

Whether it’s because Hollywood has force-fed us with them for decades, or simply because the concerns of teenage life are pretty universal across most of the Western world, we’… 

My Land

My Land

I have absolutely nothing but admiration to the performers of Recirquel Company Budapest, given that some of their number must have spent their entire lives training their lean, mu… 

Notre Dame de Paris aka The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Notre Dame de Paris aka The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The mayhem of the Court of Miracles, Quasimodo’s torment, screaming gargoyles and the tragedy of Esmeralda’s passionate naivety. 

Jelly or Jam

Jelly or Jam

Have you ever seen a giant block of jelly – wobbly, jiggly and strong enough to stand on? From award-winning circus creators, Jelly or Jam takes you on an acrobatic adventure int… 

Idris Stanton – Wham Glam Circus Man!

Idris Stanton – Wham Glam Circus Man!

If you’re a parent looking for a show that you can enjoy as much as your children, you may be looking quite hard. 

Magic Hour

Magic Hour

Paul Nathan is a name often associated with the I Hate Children Children’s Show, a firm Festival favourite for years amongst little ones, but he is back this year with a brand ne… 

Circa: Humans

Circa: Humans

Contemporary dance, physical theatre, and circus swirl together at The Lafayette big top at Underbelly’s circus venue as ten acrobats explore their bodies and each other in Circa… 

I Hate Children Children's Show

I Hate Children Children's Show

Magic for teens, tweens and hot soccer mums. 

The New and Improved I Hate Children Children's Show

The New and Improved I Hate Children Children's Show

Treat yourself and treat your kids to the new (even better) best magic show for adults and young teens who will cry and pout if they don’t get what they want. 

Super Sunday

Super Sunday

Race Horse Company’s massive international success Super Sunday is colourful, vivid and perky and was born out of the possibility of implementing the company’s wildest dreams and b… 

Virgin Money Fringe on The Mile

Virgin Money Fringe on The Mile

Your Fringe adventure starts here! Now in its 21st year, Edinburgh’s historic High Street is transformed into a huge open-air performance playground featuring thousands of shows of… 

Virgin Money Fringe on The Mound

Virgin Money Fringe on The Mound

Catch some world-class street performers, bag a bargain at the Half Price Hut or browse through the arts and crafts markets – all against the stunning backdrop of the National Ga… 

Children are Stinky

Children are Stinky

***** (FamiliesOnline. 

Chores

Chores

Chores is the story of two typical young rascal boys playing in their messy bedroom. 

CLAW: The Confederation of Lady Arm Wrestlers

CLAW: The Confederation of Lady Arm Wrestlers

Are you ready for some serious competition?! Welcome to the stage, the phenomenal, the whimsical, the international movement of Ladies Arm Wrestling currently sweeping the globe! O… 

Paris de Nuit

Paris de Nuit

There appears, these days, to be an almost apologetic desire among directors and producers to find ways of presenting traditional circus acrobatics and high-wire acts with some add… 

Grumpy Pants

Grumpy Pants

A hilarious show for the whole family. 

La Galerie

La Galerie

If you’ve ever looked at a field of unbroken snow and wanted to run across it, or a blank piece of paper and wanted to color it, La Galerie is absolutely the circus show for you. 

Blizzard

Blizzard

Breath-taking, Blizzard produced by Flip Fabrique from Quebec, is so much more than a circus show. 

Bromance

Bromance

International award-winning smash hit Bromance is back! Five-star circus about camaraderie and affection. 

Laser Kiwi

Laser Kiwi

New Zealand’s favourite surreal sketch circus troupe bring their smash hit to Edinburgh. 

Along

Along

A kung fu contemporary circus. 

Little Top

Little Top

Welcome to Little Top, a magical first circus experience for babies aged 0-18 months. 

Ockham's Razor: This Time

Ockham's Razor: This Time

Ockham’s Razor, winners of the Total Theatre and Jacksons Lane Award for Circus 2016 for their hit show Tipping Point, return with their new aerial theatre show, This Time. 

Circus Sonas Presents: DTCB The Prison Years

Circus Sonas Presents: DTCB The Prison Years

What happens when two circus performers are sent to prison? They come up with a new Fringe show of course. 

Circus Sonas Family Show

Circus Sonas Family Show

Martin and Logy are back in Edinburgh and ready to have some fun. 

Knot

Knot

Physically exhilarating and touchingly poignant, Knot is the internationally acclaimed circus and dance work by Nikki Rummer and JD Broussé. 

Raven

Raven

A raven mother, in German, is a neglectful one. 

Don't Mess with the Dummies

Don't Mess with the Dummies

Following the global smash success of the multi award-winning Trash Test Dummies and critically acclaimed Splash Test Dummies, comes Dummies Corp’s all-female circus sensation Don’… 

Limb(e)s

Limb(e)s

Aerial dance that offers the darkest hour, and questions what it means to carry or let go of another. 

Contra

Contra

Drawing from circus, stand-up and live art, Contra is a solo-cabaret of contradictions. 

360 Allstars

360 Allstars

The international smash hit returns! A phenomenal physical performance exploring all forms of rotation, 360 Allstars connects street with elite in a supercharged urban circus. 

Bubble Show: Milkshake and the Winter Bubble

Bubble Show: Milkshake and the Winter Bubble

A packed room at Gilded Balloon’s new Patter Hoose venue shows that even a rainy Friday morning can’t dampen the enthusiasm for bubbles. 

Everything I See I Swallow

Everything I See I Swallow

Something special is about to happen - we know this deeply and cerebrally as we enter stage to the mesmerising image of Maisy Taylor intricately entwined in shibari ropes, barely v… 

What The Moon Saw

What The Moon Saw

A magical journey around the world. 

Damn Everything but the Circus: Discussions

Damn Everything but the Circus: Discussions

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 

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. 

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 ac… 

Melon the Human

Melon the Human

The perfect lure for humans. 

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 nex… 

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. 

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. 

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… 

The New I Hate Children Children's Show

The New I Hate Children Children's Show

Treat yourself and treat your kids to the new better best magic show for adults and young teens who will cry and pout if they don’t get what they want. 

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 al… 

Circolombia

Circolombia

Circolumbia returns to the Underbelly Circus Hub, bringing its high-octane cast of singing, dancing circus artists with it. 

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… 

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. 

Attrape Moi

Attrape Moi

There is nothing so delightful as watching something you assume to be impossible done before your eyes. 

FunnyHappyStuff.co.uk Presents String Theory

FunnyHappyStuff.co.uk Presents String Theory

FunnyHappyStuff. 

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. 

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. 

Operation EVAsion

Operation EVAsion

A fusion of narrative, aerial arts, multimedia and live accordion music. 

WireDo

WireDo

Many people firmly believe that the circus discipline of Tightwire must in fact be an illusion or a magic trick. 

Grumpy Pants

Grumpy Pants

All the way from Spain, Grumpy Pants is a hilarious show for the whole family. 

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.. 

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. 

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. 

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 … 

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. 

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 Edinburg… 

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-eveni… 

8 Songs

8 Songs

For almost thirty years, Gandini Juggling has been setting the bar for juggling performances across the world. 

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 lo… 

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. 

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… 

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

This family-friendly piece of outdoor aerial theatre is open to all but created for visually impaired and disabled audiences. 

Damn Everything but the Circus

Damn Everything but the Circus

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 

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 … 

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’… 

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). 

All the Fun

All the Fun

A hypnotic, tongue-in-cheek antidote to the glittering circus world. 

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. 

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. 

Grumpy Pants

Grumpy Pants

All the way from Spain, Grumpy Pants is a hilarious show for the whole family. 

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… 

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Watch free previews of hundreds of Fringe shows. 

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 … 

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. 

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. 

Sigma

Sigma

Four shrouded women take to the stage. 

Children Are Stinky

Children Are Stinky

‘This show has it all’ (List). 

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 heartfel… 

Transit

Transit

Want to party with friends? Join Flip FabriQue, the young company, rising stars of the new circus, coming straight from Quebec. 

Coppélia

Coppélia

Coppélia is originally a comic ballet based on the writings of Prussian romantic author, E. 

Sweatshop

Sweatshop

Briefs Factory present a late-night extravaganza, Sweatshop, hosted by the impeccably coiffed master crooner Mikelangelo. 

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. 

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. 

Funny Stuff for Happy People

Funny Stuff for Happy People

Martin “Bigpig” Mor. 

Clan Mucmor Family Circus Show

Clan Mucmor Family Circus Show

The Clan Mucmor Family Circus Show. 

Aaron Twitchen: Curtain Twitchen

Aaron Twitchen: Curtain Twitchen

Aaron Twitchen combines aerial circus performance with stand-up comedy. 

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… 

The Ping-Pong Ball Effect

The Ping-Pong Ball Effect

Upsala Circus have been doing incredible work in St. 

No Show

No Show

No Show is perhaps the perfect show: one that claims to be nothing at all. 

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. 

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 si… 

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 Firs… 

Marawa's Majorettes

Marawa's Majorettes

This troupe of amazing, world record holders will make you fall in love with hooping. 

Gender Spanner

Gender Spanner

A joyous and empowering hour of cabaret, burlesque, and labels that just don’t stick. 

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 … 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Elixir

Elixir

‘Elixir’ is circus like you have never seen before - uninhibited by cliché or expectation, subversive and hilarious at the same time. 

Terabac

Terabac

If you’re a budding ecologist who also has a love of physical theatre, Terabac is the show for you. 

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. 

Family Circus Workshops

Family Circus Workshops

Now parents and kids can run away to the circus. 

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. 

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Watch free previews of hundreds of Fringe shows. 

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’ … 

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. 

The Pianist

The Pianist

The Pianist is a solo comic contemporary circus piece by Thomas Monckton and Circo Aereo. 

Attrape Moi

Attrape Moi

Quebecois circus group Flip Fabrique fill the massive Assembly Hall with awe and joy at their contemporary circus skills. 

Children are Stinky

Children are Stinky

‘Exceedingly funny’ ***** (Planet Arts). 

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 mo… 

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 Raunch

The Raunch

As Underbelly at George Square grows arms and legs, an expansion into the Meadows was inevitable. 

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Immerse yourself in a magical journey. 

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. 

Closer by Circa

Closer by Circa

This is circus for serious people. 

Water on Mars

Water on Mars

Gandini presents virtuoso juggling gone wild. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

Tonight We Strut

Tonight We Strut

Tonight We Strut is a fantastical hour of slapstick mayhem in the guise of a TV chat show. 

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 A… 

SpiegelCircus Workshop

SpiegelCircus Workshop

A happy and informal taster session hosted by Les Femmes Circus and our Spiegely friends. 

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. 

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 t… 

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. 

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. 

Les Femmes Circus

Les Femmes Circus

Spectacles of extraordinary skill, fusing circus, dance and singing, live before your eyes, up close and personal. 

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. 

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. 

Upside Down & Inside Out

Upside Down & Inside Out

Two English gentlemen (or are they?) pull surprises out of the hat (and the audience). 

Fringe City Night

Fringe City Night

Join us for our one-off Fringe City night-time special, as part of the Fringe All-Nighter. 

High Jinx

High Jinx

Republic is home to Michael Jordan’s ‘High Jinx’ magic and illusion show during this year’s Brighton Fringe. 

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, c… 

Elixir

Elixir

Elixir is an incredible display of acrobatics and physical comedy; an action packed hour of circus. 

Club Briefs

Club Briefs

Cult cabaret hooligans Briefs present this late-night romp of disco dancing and pop-up performance. 

Mr Pineapple Head

Mr Pineapple Head

A family clown theatre show. 

Fringe City

Fringe City

Get a taste for Brighton Fringe 2016 at our outdoor showcase. 

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. 

You

You

Cirque du Soleil acrobat James Kingsford-Smith returns to the Fringe with his twisted and deeply hysterical new solo show. 

Sideshows

Sideshows

Roll up for the award-winning Sideshows and feast your eyes on an opera and ballet spectacular. 

Cafe Baile

Cafe Baile

Unique showcase of highlights from the Fringe’s best dance, circus and physical theatre shows. 

Albertious Connundrum II?

Albertious Connundrum II?

AFIC is a multi-faceted charity using innovative and imaginative ways to inspire, challenge and unlock individual potential. 

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 potent… 

Family Circus Workshops

Family Circus Workshops

Now parents and kids can run away to the circus. 

Escape from Wonderland

Escape from Wonderland

Celebrating life on the road in a cabaret of traditional and contemporary circus. 

Limbo

Limbo

Limbo is a pretty hot ticket this fringe. 

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. 

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. 

Barnum

Barnum

For a youth theatre troupe, Barnum seems an intimidatingly large production. 

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. 

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! ‘Delig… 

Ockham's Razor: Arc and Every Action…

Ockham's Razor: Arc and Every Action…

Ockham’s Razor present Arc and Every Action. 

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… 

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 audie… 

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. 

Bromance

Bromance

Bromance – noun (informal). 

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. 

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. 

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… 

Taiwan Season: Self and Others

Taiwan Season: Self and Others

Formosa Circus Art company blends circus, dance and theatre skills. 

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. 

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 pursu… 

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… 

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. 

Colors

Colors

Kurage Theatre’s innovative theatre show is a song, dance and drama spectacular. 

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. 

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… 

360 ALLSTARS

360 ALLSTARS

This show has the kind of title that gets you feeling excited right away. 

Ringside

Ringside

Ringside. 

Something

Something

When hurdles try to stop us, when problems appear to be unsolvable, we seek something to help us carry on. 

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. 

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’. 

Sonics in Toren

Sonics in Toren

Welcome to the world premiere of Toren, the amazing new show from Sonics. 

Clue-Done It

Clue-Done It

Murder, mystery.