Circus City is a bi-ennial festival of circus in Bristol that runs for 3 weeks over October. It aims to bring exciting and innovative performance to the city, to showcase work by Bristol and UK artists, and to inspire our circus community.
The festival dates for 2017 are 12 – 29 October
The Circus City team are:
Kate Hartoch : Co-Artistic Director
Lina B Frank : Co-Artistic Director
Steph Kempson : Marketing Manager
Theatre Bristol : Executive Producers
Starting in 2015, Circus City followed in the footsteps of the 2013 Bristol Circus Festival which was held in a Big Top. In 2015 the festival saw over 50 events happen in over 15 venues over 4 weeks.
Bristol is a hot spot for circus with many performers choosing to live and work here, studying at Circomedia, training in our training centres and making shows in our creation spaces.
Circus City Festival is the flagship project of the Bristol Circus Forum, a collection of organisations in Bristol who work with the circus arts. Working together to develop circus in Bristol, our activity aims to strengthen Bristol’s Circus scene to realise the mayoral ambition that Bristol become a City of Circus.
The members of the Bristol Circus Forum are:
Bristol City Council, The Island, Invisible Circus, Ausform. Cirque Bijou, Circomedia, Theatre Bristol