Circusful is Ireland’s premiere circus arts organisation. Its headquarters in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter is the first and only fully equipped, purpose-built circus arts centre on the island of Ireland.

Founded in 1985 under the name Belfast Community Circus School (BCCS), our recent transformation to Circusful seeks to build on the success and important work of the past 36+ years. Over the years, our programme and reputation have grown considerably.

Our work brings the WOW factor, it is varied and exciting, professional and high quality.

Every week, across the island of Ireland and beyond, we:

  • teach circus skills to people of all ages and abilities
  • bring events and conferences to life through the work of our professional artists
  • we add the wonder and colour of circus to other people’s festivals, events and workshops.

Over the past two years we have listened to what our circus family have said. Together have learned more about what makes our work special and why it is important. These conversations are at the heart of our new name, vision and mission.

The team also develop, produce and deliver Festival of Fools and run the agency, Premiere Circus.