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Bringing circus with purpose to you

About us

Home of inventive and joyful circus shows across Ireland, UK and beyond

Circus250 is dedicated to bringing circus to new audiences in unusual places. We believe circus is the most accessible of art forms, for everyone. Even in these challenging times, we work with you to bring invention and joy.

Circus250 grew out of the UK and Ireland wide celebrations of 250 years of circus in 2018.

We can only invent a new future if we know what’s come before.

Current productions include

Circus is Spectacle · Circus is Invention · Circus is Joy

The Amazing Flea Circus in a Suitcase

Witness feats of mind-boggling bravery and breath-taking beauty – acrobatics, trapeze, high wire and more! Be astounded by the world’s tiniest trained circus performers and their remarkable acts! […]

Am I Irish Yet?

Am I Irish Yet? is a one-woman show by author Kate Kerrigan, chronicling a life spent searching for who she is. Born and raised in London, Kate moved to Ireland in the 90s. 35 years on, with a family and career rooted in Ireland […]
Juanita's Big Problem - Juanita pointing at a crowd of school children with their arms raised to answer her question

Juanita’s Big Problem

Juanita the Cleaner has been collecting her rubbish for one whole year. But what can she do with this mountain of plastic? Europe’s leading female clown Angelica Santander tackles plastic pollution with dance, circus and several bin loads of humour. […]

Fruity n’ Dishy

Fruity is a juggler, Dishy a plate spinner. And fruity loves to juggle real fruit while Dishy spins his plates… And everyone can have a go at doing it themselves. […]
SWS Edinburgh Science Fest Apr 2019 photo credit Ian Georgeson Courtesy of Circus250

StrongWomen Science

StrongWomen Science is a circus science show for children and families starring two women scientists turned circus performers. Aoife Raleigh is an engineer, Maria Corcoran an environmental scientist. […]

Daring Dames Cabaret

Circus250 specialises in female performers. For StrongWomen Circus, we create an all-female cast of astounding acts and feats of strength. […]


European circus firsts
Circus Science On Tour Poster

Circus Science by the Sea – on tour!

We’re coming to Newport and Ballycroy on 22-23 June, 11am-4.30pm. All events free. No booking necessary. Just roll up! […]

Daring Dames Festival

Daring Dames is Europe’s only all-female circus festival, putting women circus artistes centre stage. Over weekend 24-26 May 2024, knockabout clowns, astounding acrobats and discussions showcase the very best female circus talent from throughout Ireland and beyond. […]

What People Say

Rave reviews!

Art of any kind is incomplete without an audience and having someone like Circus250 brave enough to create a space where people can try out new work at the baby stages allows work to be developed and so the whole community benefits and flourishes. Thank you for that.

Skin ‘n Blisters, Daring Debuts – Daring Dames Festival 2023

Kids from 4 to 15 years old were equally enthralled during the workshop, it was fantastic to see such enthusiasm, excitement and joy from the audience. Parents were bowled over at the quality and success of the engagement and show as a whole.

Salisbury Playhouse – StrongWomen Science

Brilliant. So well-crafted, a most accomplished performer. Funny, honest and poignant. The audience loved it.

Mary Kenny, columnist, Irish Independent – Am I Irish Yet?

… utterly intellectually compelling but just as utterly hilarious … Whatever the stuff in this show does – it is very, very good.

Exeunt Magazine – What Stuff Does

Absolutely positively ecstatically brilliant!