"It's circus Jim, but not as we know it!"
Convention Ticket: €36
Includes: Friday show, 5pm Show on Saturday, entry to the Festival Club on Friday night, access to The Convention Space & Workshops (Excluding Childrens Workshops) on Saturday and Sunday and access to the Renegade Show on Saturday night.
ISACS Seminar 2013
The Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Seminar will be held in Tralee this year on November 15th to coincide with the fantastic National Circus Festival! Aimed at all those working professionally in the area of Street Arts, Circus or Spectacle, the day will include a workshop on EU opportunities and is not to be missed.
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Here are some highlights of this years festival, already looking forward to next year already which takes place from the 14th to the 16th of November 2014.

National Circus Festival, Tralee, 2013

The National Circus festival is Ireland’s circus festival and one of the most exciting, emerging festivals in Ireland.  The festival has lit up Tralee every November in a explosion of theatre, clown, aerial, fun, laughter, skill and absurdity.

Highlights from our 2012 festival shows

Tralee Circus Festival 2012

The Tralee Circus Festival began in 2001 as a juggling convention.  It was a way for the diverse strands of a contemporary circus culture to meet, share ideas, fun and create an Irish expression for this exciting artform.  Over the years the Tralee Circus Festival has evolved to be Irelands annual contemporary circus festival.

At the heart of the festival is Circus Siamsa, a public variety show, held in Siamsa Tíre Theatre, is the national showcase for contemporary urban circus and features top national and international performers handpicked and hosted by:

The Fanzini Brothers

This years highlight is a crane performance 40m up in the air by respected Irish aerial dance company Fidget feet. Other highlights include new material from world champions and festival favorites Lords of Strut, Barcelona-based MuMusic bring us their wonderful music and circus show “Merci Bien,” and world-class juggling from Sweden’s Patrik Elmnert. ”Circus Sideshow,” a bespoke festival club, a weekend programme of circus arts workshops and master-classes from visiting artists

Download this year’s Fesival Programme


The National Circus Festival is brought to you by Fanzini Productions thanks to support from our sponsors:
Come to Tralee Circus Festival & pick up the “Laugh and Splash” offer from the Aqua Dome! Bring your Circus tickets and only pay half the normal adult and junior admission prices (one admission per ticket - offer not valid with any other offer or promotion)
Festival Timetable
Friday 15th
Saturday 16th
Sunday 17th