Celebrating LGBT+ Circus with Pride
Roll up Roll up, the Circus is back in town! We are excited for the return of the Pride Circus Night. A spectacular evening in partnership with Circomedia as we put on a show to celebrate, Pride, community and circus.
A spellbinding fundraiser, specially curated for Pride, showcasing incredible circus performers from around the globe. Prepare to be dazzled by thought provoking contemporary circus from talented and inspiring LGBT+ performers who dare to challenge and amuse you with their exceptional skills.
Holding your hand throughout this cabaret will be our one and only Alexa, who with her wit and dead pan comedy will help keeping you at the edge of your seat all evening.
Tickets available now as solo tickets or a limited number of front row tables are available for up to 4 people.
Rated 16+ some partial nudity and adult themes, Doors 7pm, Show 730pm
Our thanks to our 2022 Circus Night partner Barratt Homes
Alexa debut's her brand new aerial hoop act, Disorient. A contemporary aerialist from Bristol, Alexa creates dynamic routines with musicality and equilibrium, subverting the stereotypical to concoct twisted and unusual forms in the air.
Lucy Luawana is a hula hoop performer that specialises in multi circus style and LED hooping.
Taking inspiration from her love of retro circus, Lucy creates dazzling acts with a sensual vintage vibe.
From alluring tricks with a single hoop through to show stopping multi hooping, it will be a mesmerizing experience you won't want to take your eyes off.
Bristol based duo Dukes and Savage offer you their duo Acro-Shibari act.
Combining elements of traditional cabaret, partner acrobatics and the trust and connection entwined within the ancient Japanese art of Shibari, Will and Shell showcase what a truly communicative relationship can bring as they demonstrate partially bound acrobatics
Stav Meishar is an award-winning queer performance maker, interdisciplinary stage artist, researcher and educator. Their work seeks to intersect history and current affairs to explore the power of art as a tool for advocating change.
She'll be sharing an act that grew from the thesis of her circus masters degree titled "The Barbette Project" - a devised show that explores the true story of Barbette, star gender-bending circus artist of the early 20th century. It is a unique work in the format of an "open-source play": a script that guides performers in processing their personal gender journey through the lens of Barbette’s story. The open-source play of "The Barbette Project" gives artists tools from the world of theatre, circus, drag and live art, enabling them to devise performative responses to Barbette's story using their autobiographical experiences as raw material - so that each artist ends up creating a show that's totally unique to them.
This project challenges artists, and their audiences, to reflect upon their own relationship with gender performance and body dysmorphia; to consider the kind of pressures that the performance industry puts on artists' bodies, and the physical and mental toll they generate; and to question our industry's compliance with the rigid gender boxes built by modern society.
Rhiannon (she/they) is an LGBTQ+ aerialist and physical theatre performer who enjoys using the body to tell stories. Their piece will be an explosion of pure, unadulterated, gender-bending, queer joy.
Rhey is a local Circomedia graduate who specialises in aerial rope. Their work rests heavily on improvisation and they use various improvisational techniques to deliver their performances. When not around the rope, they like margaritas, facts about fungi and getting caught in the rain.
Liz Fairnell has been studying and performing circus for over 10 years. She has worked with Imagineer UK, Circolumbia, Rebel Aerial Manifesto, Circomedia, Above and Beyond Aerial and No Fit State. Liz Fairnell also toured with her Circomedia year group as part of Amongst the Pigeons working with Cirque Bijou, Revel Puck Circus and Rogue Play Theatre TILT Circus Festival. having previously performed at Bristol Pride after party Liz is thrilled to be a part of Bristol Pride Circus Night, bringing her Trapeze skills to the Circomedia stage.