New circus for the informed citizen. Brand new circus venue in Edinburgh. Circus, cabaret, workshops, buskers amphitheatre, 3 for 1 priced shows!
The Big Sexy Circus City is an amazing and immense two acre, central Edinburgh, new circus space which is forged from the rubble of the flattened Mcewan’s Breweries at Fountainbridge.
People of Edinburgh …we love this fantastic city! We salute you and your wondrous town, we respect you, we include you and we thank you for letting us be part of your festival. This space is created for you with exceptional calibre, accessible and affordable performances every day inside and out! Come and connect with this space as the Big Sexy Circus City comes to town and comes alive in Fountainbridge!!
The Big Sexy Circus City site is free to explore. It includes a classy chill out lawn and a busker’s amphitheatre providing top notch street performers from all over the World. A locally grouped team of scenic artists and master carpenters from Edinburgh’s theatre and arts scene will transform the site visually into a circus dreamscape theme while Pitlochry’s award winning Enchanted Forest lighting engineers bless the site at night with incredible sexy Celtic lighting, projections, fire shows, walkways and places to sit, eat, meet, greet and drink until midnight.
Our riggers are the best choreographers and stunt inventors in the country. Barnz from Pirates of the Carabina (Winners FLOWN 2013 Ed Fringe total physical theatre award), Rupert (ex No Fit State and Arcadia) and other guest riggers will build sets and fire shows for the very best performers in the UK who are just as happy working for Alicia Keys on MTV as they are raising money at a Nepal Earthquake fundraiser for Circus Kathmandu or being a part of the Fringe.
This immense circus project brings together the very best artists and the very best performances from all over the globe.
Don’t miss our Fire show Finale on the last night where our burning heart will explode with excitement as a massive thank you for this amazing festival.
We also have Edinburgh street food traders serving Lothian sourced organic sustainable veggie and non-veggie meals at £3.50 to £6 and funky bar providers stocking local craft beers for £4 a pint. We promise great value food and bars so that you can spend the day with us and connect with this special space.
Kids and family circus workshops run every day from 1pm until 4pm at just £3. Children and adults can learn juggling, tumbling, spinning, aerial, hula and wire walking with trained teachers from Edinburgh’s fantastic new training space Full Cirqle and Bangor’s adorable Cimera Circus. A family day out is easy here. You won’t be rushed or overcharged and if you want to you can stay for the evening and come into our high spec big top arenas to watch our shows.
The UK’s most out-there and friendliest radical circus collectives are currently transforming this two acre urban landscape into a dream town performance spectacle. When it’s ready we are installing a 650 seat WINGS Arena Marquee on our chill out lawn and a 450 capacity Big Sexy cabaret marquee with bars and overview decking where you can chill out or get stuck in.
WINGS is currently the top end show in Europe with an ex Cirque Du Soleil cast and world champion athletes on board while the Big Sexy Big Top hosts HITCH; a Spiegeltent, five star review show from Cardiff which includes sold out shows at the Wales Millennium Centre and at the Bath Fringe.
Buy tickets to either show and you can stay all night for free watching the Glastonbury Festival Circus Big Top favourites Swing Circus and then get raw with a blast of high octane cabaret until midnight from Merlin’s Interstellar Big Sexy All Star Cabaret which will be just unbeatably brilliant!!
From kids and youth circus to the worlds professional performers, we guarantee International and home grown spectacular performers with Circus Maximus youngster and award winner SAM, as well as Greenpeace’s stunt high wire walker Ellis and many, many others who have trodden the boards with outstanding variety for years before them right up to the exceptional world beaters who we are bringing from around the globe to the Fringe.
Above all we want you to be welcome here, to enjoy this space, and to accept our thanks for having us in your truly spectacular city. For that we will give you the very best we can.
Thank you Edinburgh. And please remember….this is the Circus that loves you!
Venue 347, 209 Fountain Bridge
EH3 9RU Edinburgh