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6 - 29 July 2018
Festival Off d’Avignon

Île de la Barthelasse // îlot Chapiteaux
353 Chemin des Canotiers

Five companies. Five circus shows. Bar & food on site.
Fully accessible, Air conditioned tents, Free parking!

the project


Ladies and gentlemen, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the modern circus invented by Philip Astley, an Englishman from Newcastle under Lyme, The Circus Village is coming to Îlot Chapiteau with the very best of contemporary British circus – three big tops and a pub/café create an amazing venue - an English garden full of madcap characters.

Five companies from Northern Ireland, England and Wales showcase the rich contemporary circus aesthetics to be found in the United Kingdom – elegant and minimalist choreography in some cases, weird and wacky humour and total eccentricity in others. For all these companies, the worlds they create and the techniques they employ are deeply embedded in circus traditions dating back 250 years, enriched by the sounds and colours of British culture.

A quintessentially British programme of performances offering the perfect treat – the poetry, rock-and-roll attitude and charm of the neighbours from the other side of the channel, in a shaded garden with tea and cake to boot.





Île de la Barthelasse // îlot Chapiteaux
353 Chemin des Canotiers

The Shows

Five companies from Ireland, England and Wales


NoFit State Circus 20h00

A powerful performance as much as a wild celebration of the past, present and future of circus, NoFit State’s latest creation plays with the traditional codes of the genre, bends them, twists the…


Tumble Circus 15h00

Forget what you think about circus and give yourself and your family one smashing great hour of revolutionary Belfast inspired circus. With a cast of 5 internationally renowned circus artists from …


Nikki & JD 16h45

"What I said… it was the truth… it just wasn’t the whole truth..."…

Tipping Point

Ockham's Razor 18h00

Tipping Point, staged in the round, allows for an intimate connection between the artists and the audience who encircle them. Five metal poles and performers create a compelling series of poetic ph…


Pirates of the Carabina 22h00


Show Dates

5 companies, 5 shows, 1 village: 6 – 29 July


tickets // contact

+33 (0) 9 75 18 74 53 
on site



Île de la Barthelasse // Îlot Chapiteaux 
353 Chemin des Canotiers 84000 Avignon

Site opening times: 13h00 - 01h00 
Restaurants, bar and tea room
Air conditioned Big Tops

Free parking
River Taxi: 11h - 20h45 (free) 
Taxis Radio Avignon: +33 (0)4 90 82 20 20 
Pedestrians & Bikes welcome