Bristol’s biennial circus festival is back this October with a packed programme of over 50 events taking place in more than 15 locations across our city.

Combining homegrown talent from Bristol’s thriving circus scene with critically acclaimed shows from across the globe, Circus City’s programme showcases the very best of contemporary circus.

Circomedia is our busiest venue with four outstanding shows and a co-presentation of Ockham’s Razor’s Tipping Point at the 1532 Theatre. Further highlights include the UK premiere of The Bekkrell E ect at Bristol Old Vic, a Swing Circus sensation at The Trinity Centre, a festival of Fools at the Wardrobe Theatre and an action-packed line-up of shows and activities for kids over the half term.

The programme also features a number of industry events designed to spark debate, facilitate learning and inspire creation including workshops, masterclasses and talks.

And in a major coup for the festival, this year’s event is sponsored by DASH – digital cash. To learn more about DASH, buy tickets or pick up a programme, pop into The Milk Bar - Circus City’s hub and festival bar in Old Market.

See the full programme and buy tickets at