June 23 – 26, 2022

Edmonton, AB

Edmonton is home to the second annual 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!

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.

Who Are We?

The Alberta Circus Arts Festival is produced by Annie Dugan, Artistic Director of Firefly Theatre and Circus. Alberta’s award-winning aerial performance company has been creating original works that combine circus and theatre since 2001.

Where’s it Happening?

Festival headquarters and main performance venue is La Cité Francophone.

Shows, workshops, and panels will be announced in the coming months – but save the date now!

Thank you 2021

Keynote Speaker:
Krista Monson

Performers from:
Pause.Shift.Rebound., TEN & Circus Scenes from a Pandemic

Alberta Circus Studios:
Firefly Theatre & Circus, Cirquetastic, Spectacle Blue, En L’air, Greenfools Theatre Society, Calgary Circus Studio & Flip Factory

Bekka Rose; Pause.Shift.Rebound.: Maria Sample, Sidonie Adamson & Renée Mak

Industry Panelists:
Anahareo Dölle, St John’s Int. CircusFest, Newfoundland; Christine Bouchard, En Piste, Quebec; Holly Treddenick, Femmes du Feu Creations, Ontario; Nick Beach, Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre, Alberta; Dean Bareham, Greenfools Theatre Society, Alberta; Robin Szuch, Spectacle Blue, Alberta; Renée Mak, Pause.Shift.Rebound Show, BC; Tim Roberts, Directeur général at Ècole de cirque de Quebec

Information Sessions:

To our audience, for making our inaugural year so special. Thank you for watching, participating and discussing. Thank you for making Alberta a launchpad for creativity.


Thank you to our supporters