Welcome to Festival of Fools 2020!

It’s our pleasure to welcome you to Festival of Fools, 2020. This year’s programme taking place from Friday 1 – Sunday 3 May is jam-packed full of the best local and international circus and street arts talent. Expect to be dazzled and delighted as professional and community performers from around the globe capture your imagination, wow you with their skills and escort your dropped jaw through the streets of Belfast.

We will be updating the site very soon with the full programme!

The Acts

Over 100 shows across Belfast

Things to do in Belfast and beyond

What else to see and do

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2020 is the final year of the three-year project, Mysteries & Drolls, funded by the EU CREATIVE EUROPE programme. This five-country project will culminate in new co-productions and modern interpretations of older street theatre traditions. We will be showcasing some work from the project as part of our 2020 line-up.

Wet weather plan

Obviously the sun will be splitting the trees and we won’t need to worry about this, but if it does happen to rain (ridiculous, I know), we have back up locations organised, thanks to the generosity of Ulster University and Belfast Community Circus School. If we need to move indoors we’ll update the timetables as we go, on our social media accounts

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Our Supporters

Festival of Fools is made possible thanks to the support of our sponsors, funders and partners…