Join Circus Central as they bring a variety of circus delights for all the family to The Magpie, a big top in the heart of Newcastle City Centre. Take part in workshops supported by our circus mentors and catch performance highlights from the Five Ring Circus, Labyrinth and Bee Enchanted.
Presented as part of Juice Festival – a festival for everyone created by children and under 25s.
All shows and workshops will take place at the Magpie Big Top, which will be found at the Church of St. Thomas the Martyr:
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
Specifically designed to be inclusive, these workshops shall offer participants the chance to explore circus skills with range of circus props and equipment, including hula-hoops, spinning plates and tight wire.
These workshops are free of charge, however, must be booked as spaces are limited (15)
Family Circus is a session designed for the whole family to play and interact together. Play games with the Circus Central Crew and take the chance to explore different circus props and equipment.
These workshops are free of charge, however, must be booked as spaces are limited. (12)
No matter your age, whether you fancy yourself to be a juggler, a tight wire walker or a spinner of plates, this workshop will enable you to try your hand at circus skills.
These sessions are free and do not need to be pre-booked, however, spaces are limited so we would advise arriving early for the session. (30)
Suitable for those under 6 and their grown-up/s.
Come along and move, play and explore the Magpie Big Top in this interactive session of circus.
If you have children who love to climb and make great shapes this is the session for you. Balancing family member on family member this workshop will have you working as a team, encouraging effective communication and trust.
These sessions are free of charge, however, they do need to be booked in advance. (15 families)
Welcome to the magical world of Glow! Bee Enchanted are using all their fantastic dance and circus skills and bringing them into the night with glow technology. Join Penella Bee and her team in their world of UV, light and Movement for an immersive Glow!
Roll up, Roll up as the Circus Central Crew invite students from their community classes to join them in a one off cabaret performance in The Let’s Circus Magpie for Juice Festival.
Pay as you feel it is worth with a suggested donation of £5, however, places are limited and booking is essential. Children will be offered space at the front of the big top in which to sit if the venue is at capacity.
Doors open 30 minutes before the show
Join the award-winning FIVE RING CIRCUS youth troupe in their second full-scale circus theatre show – Alice: Warped Reflections. Featuring aerial, acrobatics, object manipulation, equilibristics and performance skills this show tells the story of Alice’s alternate reality featuring all of the well known characters from the CS Lewis classic tale. This show is not one to miss.
This is a pay as you feel it is worth show with a suggested donation of £5, however, places are limited and booking is essential. Children will be offered space at the front of the big top in which to sit if the venue is at capacity. Doors open 30 minutes before the show
Here to ignite Juice Festival is a collaboration performance between Circus Central and Labyrinth Fire, in a fire show fused with family fun and frolics. Join our the Labyrinth host Danny5 as he introduces Labyrinth Fire acts as well as special guest performances from the Five Ring Circus Performance troupe.