Circus and Getting Older

12:00 pm


Sep 16


With support from an Arts Council Bursary Tina, one half of the legendary Tumble Circus, opened a conversation about ageing within the circus sector.

“I’m part of the first generation of contemporary circus performers now getting older in Ireland and I’m not thinking of stopping anytime soon. But…. Mountains of admin get in the way of learning lassos on a vertical rope, making excel sheets look colourful is not as rewarding as decorating a big top and it’s not as easy as it used to be, I am not as brave and I don’t recover as quickly.”

Tina will open a discussion/chat about people’s stories and thoughts about keeping performing or leaving performing as we all inevitably age.


Tumble Circus

We are Tumble Circus. We are brave risk takers, making world class, wild and revolutionary Irish Circus. It is our job to make families, communities and audiences gasp, laugh and be inspired to live well.

We create circus for big tops, the streets, online and everywhere in between.

Tumble Circus is a pioneering, professional company creating extraordinary Belfast-inspired circus that makes people laugh, react and act.

Our vision of the world is one filled with joy and laughter where people are inspired by circus to push the boundaries of their own limits and follow their dreams.


Irish Arts Council Bursary Award


free, but ticketed



1 hour