SWS Kerry County Museum, Nov 2018, Irish premiere as part of Circus250, national Science Week Tralee. Courtesy of Circus250

What next? CIRCUS250 in 2019…

Circus250 has been a phenomenally successful year in which the profile of circus has been significantly raised throughout the UK and Ireland. Along with many other companies, organisations and individuals, this extraordinary vibrant anniversary has led to hundreds of events and performances being nurtured and blossoming. Circus250 has created three new shows as a result, with a fourth in development.

In 2019 we will concentrate on presenting our own work. StrongWomen ScienceThe Secret Life of a Circus Caravan, and Meet My Circus Family are all touring in 2019 under the banner of our new production company, Circus250 Presents.

We also have Women in Circus film for screening at events, conferences and exhibitions. For bookings contact
We hope to see you at one of our shows.

Photo: SWS Kerry County Museum, Nov 2018, Irish premiere as part of Circus250, national Science Week Tralee. Courtesy of Circus250

Circus250 logo projection Norwich Castle 9 1 2018 by Doublt Take Projections

The Circus250 year in numbers

Want to see some stats? We got stats!

🎪 Over 500 events listed on CircusTalk
🎪 Circus250 Caravan travelled over 2800 miles appearing at festival and events countrywide, staging over 80 The Secret Life of a Circus Caravan shows.
🎪 Over 400 articles appear in magazines and newspapers on Circus250 including major feature in Art Quarterly and Country Life, Time Out, Evening Standard, Independent, Yorkshire Post Magazine, Times, Daily Mail, Sun, ITV News, BBC Breakfast and BBC London News.
🎪 Over 16 exhibitions, 10 conferences and 6 conventions.
🎪 Over 3000 Sir Peter Blake designed badges distributed throughout UK and Ireland, putting circus into schools, libraries, museums, theatres.
🎪 12 original essays commissioned for Circus250 Souvenir Book and over 900 copies distributed worldwide.
🎪 Over 3500 friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter.

CIRCUS250 Souvenir Programme

Circus 250 Souvenir Programme

Our printed programme is still available and is a thing of delight. Articles from circus experts – covering art, history, training and much more – accompany glossy photos and a listings guide for celebratory partner events around the UK & Ireland.

Our price for supporters is £7.95, plus postage and packing, with reductions available for bulk orders. To get a copy of our order form, email

Don’t forget you can also still order our #Circus250 button badges, available from the same order form!