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If you'd like to play a part in Festival of Fools, here are some ways you can get involved...

  Work with us!

The post holder will play a key role in planning, developing, delivering and evaluating the festival activities that take place in 2 Royal Avenue. 

You will be involved in three main areas of the festival.

This will require you to:

  1. Work in partnership with the FoF Programming Team, Festival Producers, partner organisations and artists.

  2. Take responsibility for planning and evaluating Circusful Corner and our Emerging Artists Programme.

  3. Play an important role in supporting the coordination, planning and logistics of the Circusful Youth Circus show.

Festival of Fools is looking for an experienced freelance
Events Producer/Coordinator.

For more information about our current Events Producer/Coordinator vacancy, please email

Deadline 17th December 23:59hrs. 



Our Volunteers help out at performances, assisting the public and the artists, and conduct audience surveys.

If you'd like to register your interest to join the 2024 Volunteer team, please apply and we'll be in touch. Please note, all volunteers must be 18+. 



The application form for Festival of Fools 2024 is closed! 

Thank you for all the amazing applications. We will be notifying applicants by the end of January 2024. 



We are grateful to an array of funders who support us in delivering Festival of Fools each year, including the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council and the Foyle Foundation.

We also rely on donations from the public who make contributions at the end of each show.  We know that some people prefer to make cashless donations, so we have a handy button for that very purpose! Thank you for supporting us.

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