Winter Circus

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


  • Preview all tickets: £9*
  • Full Price: £14*
  • Children (12 and under): £9*
  • Family of four: £40*
  • Relaxed show** Tues 21st Dec 5pm: £9*

*excluding booking fee
Children 2 and under go free
Complimentary tickets for carers available, please contact us.


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

Show Times
Friday 17th Dec — Preview6.00pm
Saturday 18th Dec2.00pm & 5.00pm
Sunday 19th Dec 2.00pm & 5.00pm
Tuesday 21st Dec — Relaxed Show5.00pm
Wednesday 22nd Dec6.00pm
Thursday 23rd Dec3.00pm & 6.00pm
Friday 24th Dec2.00pm
Sunday 26th Dec3.00pm
Monday 27th Dec2.00pm & 5.00pm
Tuesday 28th Dec2.00pm & 5.00pm
Wednesday 29th Dec2.00pm & 5.00pm
Thursday 30th Dec2.00pm & 5.00pm
Friday 31st Dec2.00pm & 5.00pm
Saturday 1st Jan2.00pm & 5.00pm
Sunday 2nd Jan2.00pm & 5.00pm
Monday 3rd Jan2.00pm & 5.00pm

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 and baby changing facility. 

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 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 a Mobiloo 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.

Covid 19 guidelines


We are making every effort to provide a safe environment for our audiences, artists and staff. We will adhere to the latest Covid-19 regulations in line with official guidance, which are below (but subject to change)

Please show kindness and keep distance to others.

All ticketholders aged 18 and over, will need to complete a Covid Status Check at the entrance and provide one of the following:

  • Proof of full vaccination, with the second dose having been given at least 14 days earlier. Acceptable forms of proof include Covid immunisation record cards, COVIDCert NI certificates, and any official documentation from outside Northern Ireland such as the EU Digital Covid Certificate or the NHS Covid Pass.
  • Proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test taken no more than 24 hours in advance. This will be in the form of an official SMS message which you will receive after completing and registering your Lateral Flow Test result at
  • Proof of natural immunity shown by a positive PCR test result for Covid-19 issued between 30 and 180 days earlier. Any self-isolation period must have elapsed before coming to the theatre.

We have implemented: 

  • Book online and receive e-tickets
  • Socially distanced one way systems for entrance and exit. 
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitizer stations 
  • Face masks to be worn throughout the big top (If you are exempt from wearing a face covering please let our Front of House team know when you arrive)
  • Reduced capacity to give the audience more space 
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, Tourism NI, Cathedral Quarter BID and Arts & Business.

Arts Council Northern Ireland
Belfast City Council
Northern Ireland - Embrace a Giant Spirit
Tourism Northern Ireland
Destination Cathedral Quarter