June 23 – 26, 2022

Edmonton, AB

Edmonton is home to the first live Alberta Circus Arts Festival, hosted by Firefly Theatre and Circus. We are dedicated to the creation of a regional voice in contemporary circus through professional development initiatives for artists and industry sector support for producers, presenters and instructors. Enjoy performances, workshops, panels and more!

Thursday, June 23, 2022

3:00 – 4:00 pm
Campus Saint-Jean, Auditorium 1-08

Marsha is one of the pioneers of circus in English Canada. Marsha walked so we could fly.

Friday, June 24, 2022

5:00 – 7:00 pm
Café Bicyclette

5@Cirque, or Circus Happy Hour, began in Montreal during the spring of 2020. In partnership with En Piste the National Circus Arts Alliance. Special performance by CGT’s Melanie Smith-Doderai


June 23-26

We have circus skills workshops for aerial silks, straps, hoop, contortion, handstands and acro. As well as a FREE Stilt Walking experience on Saturday and Sunday. Check out the workshop page for more.


Jun 23-26

Check out the panel’s page to learn about the free industry panels that you can attend. Rigging 101, Evolution of Artistic Practices Post-Covid, Taking it to the Streets, East Meets West & Professional Development Options for Circus Artists. Check them out!

Thank you to our funders

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Alberta Circus Arts Festival

Our Mission

The mission of the Alberta Circus Arts Festival is to create a regional and national voice in contemporary Canadian circus. We are committed to sharing and experiencing world-class circus with our community in order to provide a launch pad for creativity, technical virtuosity, and collaborations. We seek to inspire, educate and entertain.

Get Involved

We have amazing opportunities to be part of the action. You can volunteer – help us be the best we can be. You can sponsor us – in-kind and cash sponsors go a long way to make this festival possible. You can advertise – email us about putting your ad in our program. You can see a show, participate in a workshop or join in a panel discussion – we can’t wait to see you at the Alberta Circus Arts Festival. Or donate!

Where’s it Happening?

The Festival headquarters and main performance venues are Campus Saint-Jean and Timms Centre for the Arts.

Shows, workshops, panels and more!

Partners & Sponsors

We have amazing sponsorship opportunities to fit any company or individual. Ranging from in-kind, cash, sponsorship of tickets and specific shows. Be a part of the Edmonton Arts community. Send us an email and we would love to talk to you about your options.