Causeway Chronicle


Following their hugely successful 2022 / 2023 performances, Belfast’s forward thinking award-winning Circus Company, Tumble Circus are delighted to return with Winter Circus. Now in its seventh year, the hugely popular family show will be hosted in the fantastic, central location of Writers’ Square, Belfast.

The Tumble Circus troop will treat you and your family and friends to a Winter extravaganza unlike anything else on offer in Belfast, with a host of death-defying acts to keep the audience on the edge of their seats! The Winter Circus shows will run between December 15th 2023 & January 02nd 2024 and will take place at Writers’ Square in Belfast; look out for the fully heated Tumble Circus big top tent!

Winter Circus will be an all human, all skill and all thrill event and this year, with the very special added edition of The Family Von Wood, a 2000 year old dysfunctional family tradition of folk dance, circus, comedy and Blavalavafurters with axes. Expect modern, high skilled acts, including acrobats, aerialists and jugglers in this one hour of hammer smashing, axe throwing Belfast inspired circus. Winter Circus Shows will be spectacular with an inspiring modern soundtrack, international circus artists and comedy characters that both young and old can enjoy, expect big laughs and mighty craic to be had.

Ken Fanning, Tumble Circus commented, “Last year was our biggest yet and we can’t wait to come back to Writers’ Square this December with our unique Winter Circus show, we will also have a very special guest performance by The Von Wood Family which is sure to get the heart racing! Come join us!”

Patricia Lavery, Head of Community Arts and Education, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, commented, “Thanks to National Lottery funding, the Arts Council is delighted to support Tumble Circus and their now annual Winter Circus. This Christmas show with a difference will delight audiences of all ages, pushing the boundaries of contemporary circus, showcasing incredible performers inside the big top, right in the heart of Belfast city centre.”

Winter Circus is supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council.

15th December 2023 to 02nd January 2024
Tickets from £10*
*excluding booking fee

Friday 15th Dec 6pm
Saturday 16th Dec 2pm & 5pm
Sunday 17th Dec 2pm & 5pm
Tuesday 19th Dec 5pm (Relaxed Show)
Wednesday 20th Dec 6pm
Thursday 21st Dec 3pm & 6pm
Friday 22nd Dec 3pm & 6pm
Saturday 23rd Dec 2pm & 5pm
Sunday 24th Dec 2pm
Tuesday 26th Dec 3pm
Wednesday 27th Dec 2pm & 5pm
Thursday 28th Dec 2pm & 5pm
Friday 29th Dec 2pm & 5pm
Saturday 30th Dec 2pm & 5pm
Sunday 31st Dec 2pm & 5pm
Monday 01st Jan 2pm
Tuesday 02nd Jan 2pm


Michael Anderson