Belfast Circus

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Belfast Circus created the Festival of Fools in 2004 and without its continued support, the Festival would not take place each year.  Each week for the past 30 years, Belfast Circus has been teaching hundreds of children and young people from all backgrounds and beliefs how to have fun with circus.  Belfast Circus does so much more than this – delivering professional level full time training; staging hundreds of professional performances across Ireland; running the only Circus School in Ireland; connecting with circus schools around the world; and delivering great quality circus experiences for the people of Belfast and Northern Ireland.

If you want more street shows, Belfast Circus will be out on the streets every Saturday lunchtimeover the coming year –in Cornmarket or Victoria Square – showcasing the talents of young and emerging circus stars of the future.

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Outreach Circus – Belfast Circus has pioneered circus in the community and works with thousands of young people in disadvantaged communities each year.

Youth Circus – More than 200 young people aged 8-18 take part in weekly classes at the Circus School

Itty Bitty Circus – Circus isn’t just for Christmas, it’s for life. Belfast Circus starts teaching circus for 2 year olds and upwards

Circus Performance – Professional shows from Premiere Circus agency through to shows from young people for communities.

Circus Training  – From full time professional training through to daylong masterclasses