About

Founded in 1998 by Ken Fanning and Tina Segner, Tumble Circus are Ireland & Northern Irelands’ only non-traditional big top touring circus. In their 21st year they were proud headliners at the Glastonbury Festival. They have developed their unique style of revolutionary Irish circus based in Belfast; and played a vibrant role in creating the fabric of the artistic community in the city and beyond.

The company has led the way as an artistically ambitious and resourceful arts organisation, dedicated to breaking boundaries and borders globally, and have earned an exemplary national and international reputation.

Tumble Circus provide a unique experience of innovative and contemporary Irish circus, specializing in high skill circus – theatre – comedy (indoors and outdoors). Their shows are an absurd jaunt into the soul of man, alive with the endless possibility of the human body, the joy of performing, and the humanity of success and failure. Ordinary people, doing extraordinary things!  At the core of Tumble Circus is a dedication to training, learning and constantly pushing the boundaries of their own work. It is their desire and life’s work to create new and exciting circus that entertains, amazes and is accessible to all.

The company being run from caravans, hotel rooms and a Ford Transit van, they have toured extensively throughout Ireland, Europe and The World, and have successfully produced and promoted national and international circus shows, at events including Queens Arts Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe festival, London Southbank Festival, Winter Circus, Eastside Arts Festival, Belfast and many other festivals throughout Ireland and abroad.

They have won many awards, received huge praise and great reviews!

Tumble Circus is a company limited by guarantee and the Board of Directors are Paul Malone, Mat May, Liz Cullinane, Stuart Campbell and Justine Doswell.

The versatility of our performers enables us to provide anything from large scale aerial work (indoors or outdoors) to individual circus artists working in smaller venues.

We can provide additional programming options; Honest, we know loads of people who also live like this! We love doing this stuff!