Siamsa Tíre

Fanzini Productions Supported by the Arts Council Ireland and Kerry County Council and in association with Siamsa Tíre

Welcome to another epic Circus Festival weekend returning to Tralee this November!

The National Circus Festival of Ireland is now a mature adult, but thankfully the organisers are not, so another epically brilliant festival is coming to Tralee this November.

The Festival began tiny, bringing people together through a shared love of all things circus. Look how we’ve grown!  This is a weekend of activities featuring: Renegade Stage, Festival Parade, Kamikaze clowns, festival walkabouts, 5x5, ISACS (Irish Street Arts Circus & Spectacle Network) seminar.  

Come to The National Circus Festival of Ireland to fly, marvel, juggle and pop your eyeballs clean out of your sockets! Come to meet old friends and make new ones, to fall in love with our beautiful art form and celebrate culture and human creativity with us in the wilds of the Atlantic coast in beautiful Kerry.

Thursday-Sunday Circus convention, Tralee Gymnastics Hall, KDYS and Moyderwell Hall.  

Full circus, acrobatics and aerial master-class and workshop programme.  

CONVENTION TICKET: €70* covers access to all events with *  

Main event tickets: Tickets: Adults - €15, Family of 3 - €39, Family of 4 - €50 

(Children's circus workshops separate from convention ticket only €6 per child) 

Click on the name of each event to book tickets or book your Convention Ticket above to get access to all main events.


Fri 5th Nov: 8.30pm Sinergia 3.0 by Nueveuno Circo* 

Ages 8 + up, 60 minutes, English language, Irish premiere 

Sinergia 3.0 is a contemporary circus show that combines techniques of juggling, manipulation of objects, handstands and dance, choreographed with great geometric plasticity and harmonic sensitivity throughout the show. Music, scenery, lighting, emotions, evolve together during the show. From wood to metal, from acoustic to electronic, from simplicity to complexity, from individuality to cohesion ... to find synergy. From a conceptual point of view, it manages everyday issues such as adaptation and the personal conflicts of a society, in general, individualistic.  

Fri 5th & Sat 6th: 10pm  FESTIVAL CLUB: CIRCUS SIDESHOW* 

Tickets: €10 Location: TBD  

Join us at ‘Circus Sideshow," a bespoke festival club full of pop-up performances, brilliant music, circus decor and some wonderful surprises!  


Sat 6th & Sun 7th: 11am & 12pm CHILDREN’S CIRCUS WORKSHOPS  

 Tickets: €6 Location: TBC 

Learn how to juggle, spin plates, to the hula hoop and throw the diabolo.  Run away with the circus for a day!  


Sat 6th: 2pm & 5.30pm   CIRCUS SIAMSA

Tickets: €15/ Family of 3: €40 / Family of 4: €50  

An entirely new show has been created by Fanzini Productions for the good people of Tralee and beyond, bringing the stars of contemporary circus, street and variety performance to the stage.  It’s a family show but not just for kids and our acts will come for one day to thrill, delight and amaze the lucky audiences who are there to witness this unique spectacle!   

“It’s circus Jim but not as we know it.”  



Tickets:  €10 (at the door)    Location: St John’s Church of Ireland  

Featured Artists: Wes Peden and Company Maleta  

Join us in a very special venue for a night of wonder.  Wes Peden is considered to be the greatest juggler in the world. His technical mastery, combined with his curious mind and wild creativity, prodigiously creates some of the best contemporary object manipulation work ever seen.  Wes will be presenting a brand-new work “Rollercoaster” for our audiences.  


Sun 7th: 4pm   A MATTER OF TIME * 

Tickets: €15 / Fam of 3: €39 / Fam of 4: €50 

Presented by Teatime and commissioned by National Circus Festival of Ireland 

Three performers disobey the laws of nature as they challenge each other to defy gravity, bend time and reach the impossible. Newton, eat your heart out.    

TeaTime Company consists of three performers specialized in three different disciplines: Chinese pole, dance and juggling. They create charming and accessible work that carries complex ideas. Their latest show, A Matter of Time, sees them balancing on the thin line between success and failure. How far can you bend the rules before they break?    

A performance that moves between circus and dance, juggling and movement, bodies and juggling balls, the possible and the impossible.  


Full details on all events are to be found on