Tumble Circus present

Winter Circus 2023

15 Dec 2023 – 2 Jan 2024

Join us in our heated Big Top on Writer’s Square, 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: £16*
  • Children (12 and under): £10*
  • Family of four (2 adults and 2 children): £45*
  • Relaxed show** Tues 19th 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

(Run Time approx 65 mins, no interval)
DayDateShow 1Show 2
Friday15 Dec6:00 PM
Saturday16 Dec2:00 PM5:00 PM
Sunday17 Dec2:00 PM5:00 PM
Monday18 DecOFFOFF
Tuesday19 Dec5:00 PM
(Relaxed Show)
Wednesday20 Dec6:00 PM
Thursday21 Dec3:00 PM6:00 PM
Friday22 Dec3:00 PM6:00 PM
Saturday23 Dec2:00 PM5:00 PM
Sunday24 Dec2:00 PM
Monday25 DecOFFOFF
Tuesday26 Dec3:00 PM
Wednesday27 Dec2:00 PM5:00 PM
Thursday28 Dec2:00 PM5:00 PM
Friday29 Dec2:00 PM5:00 PM
Saturday30 Dec2:00 PM5:00 PM
Sunday31 Dec2:00 PM5:00 PM
Monday1 Jan2:00 PM
Tuesday2 Jan2:00 PM

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.

Commercial Court, Belfast

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