Winter Circus

16 Dec 2022 – 2 Jan 2023

Tumble Circus present Winter Circus at Writer’s Square in Belfast.

Join us for an all-new hour of hammer smashing Belfast inspired circus, comedy and riotous fun. Winter Circus is high skill, all human and all thrill circus featuring death defying aerialists, hardcore acrobats and mind bending jugglers. Winter Circus is Belfast’s alternative festive extravaganza for all the family. 

Circus devilment and mighty craic, complete with dead on skills and big laughs. A warm welcome awaits you in our iconic heated Big Top where your comfort and safety are our priority. Winter Circus runs for three weeks in December. Tickets are affordable and will sell out.

The best thing I have seen since Metallica


  • Full Price: £14*
  • Children (12 and under): £10*
  • Family of four (2 adults and 2 children): £40*
  • Relaxed show** Tues 20th Dec 5pm: £9*

*excluding booking fee
Children 2 and under go free. Group bookings 10+ and complimentary tickets for carers available, please contact us.


Heated Big Top, Writers Square, Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2HB.

Show Times
Friday 16th Dec6pm
Saturday 17th Dec2pm & 5pm
Sunday 18th Dec 2pm & 5pm
Tuesday 20th Dec — Relaxed Show5pm
Wednesday 21st Dec6pm
Thursday 22nd Dec3pm & 6pm
Friday 23rd Dec2pm & 5pm
Saturday 24th Dec2pm
Monday 26th Dec3pm
Tuesday 27th Dec2pm & 5pm
Wednesday 28th Dec2pm & 5pm
Thursday 29th Dec2pm & 5pm
Friday 30th Dec2pm & 5pm
Saturday 31st Dec2pm & 5pm
Sunday 1st Jan2pm & 5pm
Monday 2nd Jan2pm

What audiences have said:

“The best fun EVER! With remarkable circus skills and hilarious comedy. The big top is WARM inside and   there’s popcorn! Just go!!”

“Wonderful family day out. Perfect kickstart to Christmas. Part of what we do at Christmas the last 3 years.”

“This was our second year at the Relaxed Performance. Having kids who have severe anxiety and issues with crowds this show never disappoints them.”


The Big Top is an inclusive and welcoming space for all. It is fully accessible with a drop off point just outside the main entrance (Donegall Street, opposite St Anne’s Cathedral) with dropped kerb. There are accessible toilets. 

We offer complimentary carer tickets to any audience member who needs essential assistance to attend Winter Circus.

We have unlimited space for wheelchairs in the big top as chairs can be moved, please contact us in advance to let us know. Please give us advance notice of specific needs when booking. 

Our relaxed performance is specifically designed to welcome people with a learning disability, Down’s Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Condition or sensory and communication disorders. There is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement and some small changes made to the light and sound effects. There will be additional space for seating and an AccessoLoo onsite for this performance. 

Big Top at Writer's Square


There is no designated event parking. There are plenty of city centre car parks and on street parking in the immediate vicinity.

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Things to do and places to stay and eat

Winter Circus is kindly supported by Arts Council of N Ireland, Belfast City Council, and Cathedral Quarter BID