ISACS is delighted to partner with the National Circus Festival of Ireland (NCFI) to present Bachram.

Bachram is a showcase of Irish contemporary circus companies. It’s also a meeting place where programmers and artists can explore new possibilities together.

The concept for Bachram arose out of NCFI’s love for combining all things circus with a love for the West of Ireland. Bachram has multiple meanings: in Irish – boisterous behaviour or a sudden downpour of rain; in Hindi – the Star of the Fifth Sky or a Jump for Joy.

However you want to interpret Bachram, we guarantee it will bring a special combination of sparkly conversations between circus programmers and Irish artists on the rise.

About NCFI

NCFI is an essential cornerstone in Ireland’s rapidly developing circus and street arts sector. Known as the ‘western lighthouse of circus in Europe’, NCFI presents high quality Irish and international artists delivering engaging, artform-focused training and performance for over 20 years.

This years Bachram artists are

How to watch

Spectators are welcome to view Bachram via Zoom. All you need to do is register for your place through Eventbrite→

Showcase Booklet

An accompanying artist showcase booklet is available to download, featuring all of this years Bachram artists.


Support available for international programmers interested in presenting Irish artists through Culture Ireland.

More information on Culture Ireland supports→