Albert & Friends Instant Circus presents the 6th London International Youth Circus Festival.

Young artists from around the world bring a cornucopia of colour, skill and daring to the London circus scene. Supported by the Roundhouse, National Theatre Outdoor Space, Spitalfields Market and Lyric Square, the festival will host performers from USA, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ireland and UK (No Fit State Youth Circus, Funk Da Cirque and Albert & Friends Instant Circus). Be dazzled and delighted with fantastic family entertainment.

Dates & line-up :

Wednesday 9 July, 7.30pm
Circo Hannover (Germany) : Artistic Around The Corner
Watch them fly, tumble, roll and jump whilst juggling, dancing and cartwheeling around the stage: combining their talents so that you can see what makes them move.

Galway Community Circus (Ireland) : Circopolis
A stunning spectacle of myth and magic performed by Irelands first dedicated youth circus. Watch the laws of gravity vanish through a breath-taking display of aerial dance and circus arts.

NoFit State Youth Circus (Wales) : Get Your Walt On!
An exciting bonanza of circus devised by the students with a helping hand from their neighbourhood clown. It’s a fantabulous, sing-along-able, diabolo popping, jungle swinging show….these kids are almost as cool as cats. Or dogs. Or seagulls. Or penguins. Just pretty darn rad!

Circus Mignon (Germany) : Circulation & Classirque
A modern and youthful twist on traditional circus! A delightful, inventive and energetic reworking of all that ‘circus’ holds dear.

Thursday 10 July, 7.30pm
Funk Da Cirque (UK) : Soul Trip
Home-grown at the Roundhouse, Funk Da Cirque bring their sell-out CircusFest show that combines street dance styles including boogaloo, house, waakin’ and b-boying with theatre, acrobatics, human pyramids and body percussion.

School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts (USA) : Full Spectrum
An abstract story of a group of individuals who emerge from the monotony of drab conformity into a colourful array of distinct personalities devised through personal expression and experience.

Circus Studio Folie (Estonia) : The Way of Myself
A simple, joy-filled acrobatic driven performance from Estonia’s leading youth circus troupe, inspired by knowledge that we are what we choose. Become who you are, be yourself and look different…

Friday 11 July, 6pm
Roundhouse Street Circus (UK)
Featuring the trademark combination of street dance and circus acrobatics the Street Circus Haverstock School group present a new sharing.

Sirkus Magenta (Finland): Sirkusuni
A charming tale of a young girl and her dream being invaded by some quirky surprises. A performance embracing the true values of social circus – loads of fun, team work and an acceptance of who they are.

Albert & Friends Instant Circus (UK) : Sunday in the Park
Just another day in the local park, families gather, people meet, exercise, fall in love, bicker and flounce about all wrapped up in a cloak of riotously funny and stunning circus.

Friday 11 July, 8pm
Roundhouse Freerunners (UK)
Catch one our newest additions to the Roundhouse as they perform an adrenaline fuelled showcase. Watch as they jump, land, roll, vault, climb showcasing their parkour and freerunning skills and up beat energy .

Circus Studio Folie (Estonia) : The Way of Myself
A simple, joy-filled acrobatic driven performance from Estonia’s leading youth circus troupe, inspired by knowledge that we are what we choose. Become who you are, be yourself and look different…

Galway Community Circus (Ireland) : Circopolis
A stunning spectacle of myth and magic performed by Irelands first dedicated youth circus. Watch the laws of gravity vanish through a breath-taking display of aerial dance and circus arts.

Circo Hannover (Germany) : Artistic Around The Corner
Watch them fly, tumble, roll and jump whilst juggling, dancing and cartwheeling around the stage: combining their talents so that you can see what makes them move.