Greenwich Circus Festival (15-16 Dec 2018)

Greenwich Circus Festival is the capital’s annual festival of contemporary circus taking place at AirCraft Circus Academy, London’s oldest independent circus school based here at Thames-Side Studios (7-A).

This year the festival will deliver a variety of circus workshops for adults and children, live music and a wide range of contemporary circus shows (5 full-length circus shows a day) including two major new circus productions launched in 2018:

  • ‘The Greatest Circus Show’ inspired by the the iconic movie The Greatest Showman and created to mark the 250th anniversary of circus in the UK. You’ve all seen the hit movie The Greatest Showman, now you will have a chance to see the real circus show.
  • Submersion a circus collaboration with a stuntman created for Totally Thames Festival 2018. Circus acts will set the stage for the stuntman who will be lowered upside down in a tank of water, shackled and padlocked and has just a nail file to pick the locks and to free himself.

    The Festival is split into two parts, a separate ticket is needed for each part of the day:
  • A Day Programme (12-6pm) includes circus workshops for adults and children, face-painting, games and 3 circus shows to suit all ages including a headline act of Submersion.
  • An Evening Programme (7pm-late) presents 2 professional circus shows including the headline production The Greatest Circus Show and a live band to finish the night with a party.

    Prices: Day adults tickets from £12, Evening adult tickets from £19.50.

    More information and tickets available online:

    Image: courtesy AirCraft Circus Academy