"It's circus Jim, but not as we know it!"
Convention Ticket: €36
Includes: Friday show, 5pm Show on Saturday, entry to the Festival Club on Friday night, access to The Convention Space & Workshops (Excluding Childrens Workshops) on Saturday and Sunday and access to the Renegade Show on Saturday night.
ISACS Seminar 2013
The Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Seminar will be held in Tralee this year on November 15th to coincide with the fantastic National Circus Festival! Aimed at all those working professionally in the area of Street Arts, Circus or Spectacle, the day will include a workshop on EU opportunities and is not to be missed.
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Public Shows

Lords of Strut “Sell Out Tour”

Thursday 8pm

Siamsa Tíre

The Lords of Strut present their new theatre show “Sell Out Tour.” Rocking acrobatics and kick ass dance routines, even their own range of Man Beauty Products ! Absurd and surreal comedy from Ireland’s hardest working man-band.

Two brothers, Famous Seamus and Sean-tastic, bonded by the technicolour illusion of their own celebrity. Scarred by their twisted family relationship. Sometimes all that’s left to do is to dance! They are cocky, they are clueless, and they are delightfully good at it!

Leandre Ribera “Chez Leandre” – Irish Premier

Friday 9pm

Siamsa Tíre

Leandre Ribera has participated in the world of street theatre festivals for 13 years. In previous shows he tripped over the fine line that separates humour and poetry, discovered drama and public interaction and finally entered the almost forgotten history of traditional clownery. A beautiful, moving family show, Leandre is a clown and the stage his home. You’re invited to come in and to play a curious game with him. Come to the Irish Premiere of this delightful visual theatre piece created and performed by one of Europe’s top clowns, Leandre. The Catalonian-based Leandre performs a hapless, homeless person in a show that entertains audiences of all ages.

Circus Siamsa

Saturday 2pm & 5pm

Siamsa Tíre

At the heart of the festival is Circus Siamsa a public variety show, held in Siamsa Tíre. This year, as every year, an entirely new show has been created by Fanzini Productions for the good people of Tralee and beyond, bringing the stars of contemporary circus and street performance, magic and variety to the stage in Siamsa. It’s a family show, but not just for kids! This year, handpicked acts from Brazil, Portugal, Denmark, Belgium, UK and Ireland will come for one day only to thrill, delight and amaze the lucky audiences who are there to witness this unique spectacle! This show is a highlight of the Circus Festival and is a show not to be missed.

The National Circus Festival is brought to you by Fanzini Productions thanks to support from our sponsors:
Come to Tralee Circus Festival & pick up the “Laugh and Splash” offer from the Aqua Dome! Bring your Circus tickets and only pay half the normal adult and junior admission prices (one admission per ticket - offer not valid with any other offer or promotion)
Festival Timetable
Friday 15th
Saturday 16th
Sunday 17th