Welcome to EmeraldCircus.com, the home of Juggling, Circus, Street Performance and Flow Arts! If you are just getting started or a seasoned pro we have everything you need to advance your skills and meet likeminded people. We currently cover Ireland and the UK for most things but will also cover Events outside these regions for those who like to travel and Vendors from all over the world for those not afraid of a little import duty here and there.

We recommend checking out what Groups & Societies are local to you when getting started and also for regular training sessions and socialising in a casual environment. When you’re ready to take things a bit further there are many Circus Spaces & Schools available to facilitate taking your skills to the next level and potentially making a career out of Juggling & Circus Skills. Also keep an eye out for Workshops & Retreats, these are great ways to advance your skills and learn new things.

Conventions & Festivals are some of the best things about juggling and circus. At these events you get to experience a bit of everything the community has to offer, Amazing Shows, Inspirational Workshops, On-site Vendors and the opportunity to socialise within one of the most accepting and supportive communities ever to exist.

Traditional BigTop Circuses are still the main flag flyers in the eyes of the public for juggling and circus skills. Most of these are family run and some have been touring for centuries! We always recommend a trip to the circus when one comes to town, not only will you have a great day/evening out with friends and family but you will be supporting an artform that has literally hundreds of years of history entertaining generation after generation and your support will help to keep it alive for generations yet to come.

Featured Conventions & Festivals

Dublin Circus Festival
Dublin, Ireland
(2022 Dates TBC)

British Juggling Convention
Ramsgate, UK
12-17th April 2022

European Juggling Convention
Madrid, Spain
6-14th August 2022

Play Festival
Kidderminster, UK
16-21st August 2022

National Circus Festival Ireland
Kerry, Ireland
(2022 Dates TBC)

Recent Blog Posts

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Auditions

The Greatest Show On Earth (Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey) is searching the globe to discover the world’s greatest performers and one-of-a-kind acts. Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your star power! Auditions are happening around the world: Paris, Cape Town, Las Vegas, Buenos Aires, Moscow, Ulaanbaatar and Beijing. We are looking for multidisciplinary artists, such as: Circus Performers (all floor and aerial disciplines) Physical Comedians/Characters Athletes Action-Sports Athletes Multi-Instrumentalists/Rhythm Specialists/Beatboxers Dance/Acrobatic & Street Stunt Performers Specialty and Daredevil Acts Original and Innovative Acts Solo, duo and group acts can apply. Must be 18 years or over. Please send

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Galway Community Circus

Sunday Circus in Galway

Coming soon in 2022: SUNDAY CIRCUS! Come have fun, make new friends in Galway and try circus! You’ll get to learn exciting skills such as juggling, hula hooping and acrobatics, practice your balance and so much more, all for FREE! Sunday Circus is for youth aged 8-17 and will take place on Sundays between 30th of January to the 27th of March (excluding 27th of February.) Circus is all about getting creative, having a laugh and trying new things – so join us! No previous experience required and all are very welcome. Sunday Circus is funded by the Department of

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Tumble Circus

Belfast Mayor Celebrates Launch Of Winter Circus Programme

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Circus Factory

Paid Research and Development Opportunity for Circus Artists

Applications are now open! Circus Factory is delighted to be in a position to invite 6 professional circus performers to spend a week investigating the storyline of the 4 lovers in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. During a research and development week to be held at the Firkin Crane, through working in solos, duos, and ensemble R&D, we will transpose the narrative structures of Hermia, Helena, Demetrius and Lysander, and explore the different energies that come out of anger, jealousy, desire, and passion. We are looking for circus artists who have experience and competency in general acrobatics, aerial (solo and duo),

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Galway Community Circus

Professional Development Placement Opportunity: Receptionist/Membership Engagement Officer – CE Scheme

Galway Community Circus is looking for a Receptionist/Membership Engagement Officer to join our team. The successful candidate will maintain strong working relationships across the organisation, offering additional support to the team where required. The priority of the role is the communication and administration of the Galway Community Circus membership. Central to the role is maintaining and building excellent relationships with our members and being responsible for communications on events and activity relating to members. The role of the Receptionist/Membership Engagement Officer is key to us delivering our vision and mission, ensuring our members are connected with us and our programme,

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Galway Community Circus

Professional Development Placement Opportunity: Youth Facilitator – CE Scheme

Galway Community Circus is looking for a young and enthusiastic person interested in youth work and facilitation to join our team as Youth Facilitator. The successful candidate will work with the team and the young members of Galway Community Circus on our Youth Forum/Collective to ensure the active voice of youth in the Circus’s programme, policy and project development. This is a very exciting time for youth-led development and this role offers a unique opportunity to be involved in our Youth Forum/Collective from concept to creation. Ensuring the active voice of youth benefits our communities and the youth involved and

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Belfast Community Circus School is now Circusful

The Circus School is in town, and it now goes by the name of ‘Circusful’ CEO Jenna Hall – pictured with Hannah Mullan, Arts Development Officer – says of the new brand “It is our mission to support people of all ages and abilities to surprise themselves through circus. We meet people where they are, have fun and create a community together. “We want to continue to enrich people’s lives through circus experiences, create curiosity and help people feel part of a community. We know our work provides people with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to thrive in

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Galway Community Circus

Open Call for Associate Circus Tutors

Galway Community Circus is looking for passionate circus tutors to join our team and help us deliver a growing number of exciting youth and social circus projects in 2022. We are looking for practitioners across all circus disciplines who have experience in teaching, particularly in youth and/or social settings, who are based in Galway or its surrounding counties. About the role As a Galway Community Circus Associate Tutor, you will help to deliver our aims and share our values throughout your work, connecting with people and communities. You will help to deliver some of our key programmes including our annual

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Tom Duffy's Circus

Tom Duffy’s Christmas Circus

The Christmas Event of the year visits TALLAGHT STADIUM this December. Step out of the cold and into the magic of our heated Big Top to be mesmerised by Astounding Acrobats, Fearless Flyers on the Trapeze and timeless comedy from our hilarious Circus Clowns, not to mention our Jugglers, Skaters and Award-Winning Wheel of Death. To make this special family experience even more complete we hear Santa may even make an appearance in the Circus ring. We have very limited availability for performances for all performances over the school holidays. If you can visit one of our off-peak performances we

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