Tumble Circus is researching about Circus and ageing within the sector, to start a conversation in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland about keeping performing or leaving performing as you age. The results of these surveys will be presented at one of Tumble Circus’s ‘Circus, Coffee and Cake’ meetings.

How can you help? Please complete one of the surveys below – only one survey per person. Your response will be anonymous.


Tina Segner, co-funder of Tuble Circus says about this initiative:

My name is Tina Segner, I live in Belfast, N Ireland and in 1995 I co-founded Tumble Circus (www.tumblecircus.com) with Ken Fanning. I’m part of the first generation of contemporary circus performers now getting older in Ireland and I’m not thinking of stopping anytime soon. But…. mountains of admin get in the way of learning lassos on a vertical rope. Making excel sheets look colourful is not as rewarding as decorating a big top. It’s not as easy as it used to be – I am not as brave and I don’t recover as quickly. 

Feel free to share the survey as widely as possible.