Friday 29 April
6pm Writers' Square - Our opening show!
Thick as Thieves!
After two years of honing their skills in isolation, meticulously planning and deviously scheming, the Circusful Youth Company are back and are gearing up for the heist to end all heists!
Saturday 30 April
1pm - 7pm
Over 20 shows across four locations in Cathedral Quarter
A Festival of Fools First!
A triple bill of three astonishing shows, using trapeze, acrobatics, juggling and clowning to explore gender, punk, feminism and clownarchism. Three acts at the forefront of circus performance in NI present their newest work in this exciting new chapter for Festival of Fools!
Sunday 1 May | £12 (plus booking fee) | 18+ | 8pm
Circusful, 23 - 25 Gordon Street, Belfast, BT1 2LG
FoF After Hours (Adults Only Show!)
The Wonder & Colour of Circus
Sunday 1 & Monday 2 May | Free - Booking Essential | 1pm & 3pm | Circusful, 23 - 25 Gordon Street, Belfast, BT1 2LG
Celebrate the skills and resilience of young people. Our own Circusful groups have worked together with young people from In Your Space Circus, Derry~Londonderry and Cloughjordan Circus Club, Tipperary to put together a show involving aerial acrobatics, juggling, unicycling, diabolo and much more!
DONATE TO #FOF22
A long standing tradition at Festival of Fools is for audiences to donate cash into hats at the end of each show.
100% of every single cash donation goes directly into making the Festival possible.
No cash? No problem! This year we are piloting QR code donations via PayPal, just scan the code and away you go - or if you prefer, click the big pink !
ALL ABOUT FESTIVAL OF FOOLS
Festival of Fools is a jam-packed weekend of circus performances, featuring breathtaking acrobatics, gut-busting comedy and jaw-dropping juggling.
The festival is the largest comedy and street theatre festival on the island of Ireland, with over 70 performances taking place on the streets of Belfast City Centre and Cathedral Quarter.