Circus City 2015 is the 2nd edition of Bristol’s Biennial Circus Festival. It’s all about celebrating and adventuring into the thrilling world of contemporary circus in Bristol. We are very proud to present this line-up of fantastic shows for you; bringing together award-winning European acts alongside homegrown talent – with plenty for families over the half term too.


Our 4-week programme is spread throughout the city’s indoor and outdoor spaces, with shows and events that range from laugh out loud funny to strange and spine-tingling, from decadent cabaret for adults to captivating installations for children. These are shows that mix circus with comedy, theatre, dance, digital art and puppetry to create unexpected and wonderful experiences. We invite you to jump in and indulge. See you there!


Circus City Trailer 2015 from Circus City on Vimeo.



To book tickets and browse the line up click here



Circus City builds on the work of the first Bristol Circus Festival, which was held in a big top at Creative Common in 2013. For Circus City 2015, we wanted to programme more widely across venues and outdoor spaces in the city so that we could share a broader range of contemporary circus with audiences in Bristol, giving both circus-lovers and first-time audiences new perspectives on what circus can be.


“I am delighted to see this biennial festival bringing such an exciting programme of work for the people of Bristol and beyond to enjoy. Bristol is rightly gaining a world reputation for its great variety of cultural events and Circus City looks set to be an exciting addition to the mix.” George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol


In the run up to Circus City 2015 we will be setting up lots of workshops, pop-up events and opportunities to get involved in the festival. Keep an eye on our website or join our mailing list to make sure you get the most up to date information, you can sign up on our website or via our Facebook page.


Photograph by Joe Clarke, model Chanti Hobitt.