Belfast Community Circus

Belfast Community Circus is formed as a centre for community and youth circus. Over the years the school grows to encompass the teaching of professional trainers and performers, and in 1999 moves to a purpose-built building in the centre of Belfast. In 2004 the school organises the first edition of an annual street theatre festival, the Festival of Fools, that takes over the city centre. By 2012 the festival is scheduling 130 performances over five days and the Circus School was a partner in the creation of Land of Giants, Northern Ireland’s biggest ever outdoor arts event and a major production in the London 2012 Festival