Big Sexy Circus City
209 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9RU
Midday to Midnight
FRI 7 SAT 8 SUN 9 then Tuesday to Sunday til 30.8.15
People of Edinburgh ! We thank you for asking us to be a part of your Fringe Festival. This space is created for you and your guests.Come and connect with this truly unique space as the Big Sexy Circus City comes alive in Fountainbridge!!
The Big Sexy Circus City is an amazing new two acre Circus venture created especially for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from the rubble of the flattened Mcewans Breweries at Fountainbridge. This new adventurously transformed site is free to explore with excellent value shows laid on at superb rates.Many shows are free.
Arrive early for an amazing 100 meter long high wire walk across the BIG SEXY CIRCUS CITY by FLOWN (Pirates of the Carabina) stuntman Ellis Grover plus doubles aerial hoop from Alicia Keys’ MTV performers Helina Griffiths and Janine Mahon. They will be supported by our BIG SEXY CIRCUS CITY CREW including stilt walkers, unicyclers, acrobats, walkabout performers and plenty of outdoor preshow entertainment (FREE!) with great streetfood and funky bars til midnight. Swing Circus is free with a ticket to HITCH! or WINGS! Also you are then entitled to stay and watch the brilliant Ms Merlin’s Interstellar Big Sexy All Star Cabaret, high octane hilarious cabaret til midnight which again is free with your ticket to HITCH or WINGS (that’s an amazing three for one deal which lasts all day!) See homepage for all shows.
13.00 to 16.00 KIDS CIRCUS WORKSHOPS 3Hours £3 Tuesday to Sunday. Ice creams £1. Cold drinks £1 Includes free guided tours of the Circus site and the Big Sexy Big Top Tent….. and occasional open air kids disco barbecues for free!!
13.00 to 20.00 BUSKERS AMPHITHEATRE Edinburgh’s top street performers congregate here to out perform each other at this relaxed and spontaneous free space Free. Everyone welcome. everyday Tue to Sun
13.30 and 19.00 WELCOME TO WINGS/HITCH Free. Arrive early for highwire, aerial, stilt, unicycle, acrobat, walkabout and outdoor preshow entertainment (free)
14.30 and 20.00 WINGS £20/£18 Europe’s premier Nouveau Cirque/New Circus show 600 capacity Big Top marquee. Arrive 1 hr early for highwire, aerial, stilt, unicycle, acrobat, walkabout and outdoor preshow entertainment (free)
14.30 and 20.00 HITCH! Five star reviews and Spiegeltent sell out £12/£10 400 seat Big Sexy marquee Arrive 1 hr early for highwire, aerial, stilt, unicycle, acrobat, walkabout and outdoor preshow entertainment (free)
21.30 to 22.00 SWING CIRCUS Toe tapping fingerpopping circus jive troupe WOW!! Free with ticket to HITCH or WINGS otherwise £5 on door subject to availability.
22.00 to 24.00 MS MERLIN’S INTERSTELLAR BIG SEXY ALL STAR CABARET High octane hilarious late nigh cabaret!! Free with ticket to HITCH or WINGS 10 pm til midnight otherwise £5 on door subject to availability
12.00to 12.00 Midday to midnight STREET FOOD and FUNKY BARS
FIRESHOWS Free. Our fireshows ROCK !!! Press night, spontaneously during cabarets and last night only. EPIC!!!!!
Our classy chill out lawn and free buskers amphitheatre are perfect for kicking back and hanging out on a summers day. This wonderful circus dreamscape is themed visually by Edinburgh’s arts and theatre personnel while Pitlochry’s award winning Enchanted Forest lighting engineers bless the site at night with incredible sexy celt lighting and projections. You can comfortably find places to sit, eat meet and greet while absorbing the Nouveau Cirque /New Circus styles which this production offers
This immense New Circus project brings the very best people and the very best performances that the UK can bring. It is done with an insatiable drive to bring communities together. Don’t miss our Burning Heart Fireshow on the last night where our field will explode with excitement as a massive farewell and thankyou to everyone involved in this truly amazing festival
We firstly credit our riggers and crew who are some of the best choreographers and stunt inventors in the country. Barnz of Pirates of the Caribina (FLOWN Winner 2013 Ed Fringe Total Physical Theatre Award) and Rupert (ex No Fit State and Arcadia) will build sets and fireshows to international standards which will truly amaze you, all at a committed community level for the Festival Fringe. Similarly our performers credentials are quite special.
Our performers and crew who make up the BIG SEXY are listed on a separate page. Click here for an insight into the history and culture of the people who make New Circus.
We also promise great value food and bar outlets so that you can easily spend the day with us and connect with this enjoyable relaxed space.
Kids and Family Circus workshops run everyday from 1pm to 4pm at just £3.Accompanied children can learn juggling, unicycling, poi, diablo, ribbon work, tumbling, spinning, aerial, hula hoop and walking the wire with trained teachers from Bangor’s adorable Cimera Circus. A family day out is easy here. You won’t be rushed or overcharged and if you want to you can come into our high spec big top arenas to watch our shows.
Our friendly and radical circus collectives are currently working extremely hard transforming this two acre urban landscape into a dream town performance spectacle. When it’s ready we are installing a 650 capacity WINGS Arena Marquee next to our chillout lawn and a 400 capacity Big Sexy Big Top marquee with bars and overview decking where you can chill out or get stuck in.
WINGS by RIGOLO is currently the top show in Europe proudly formed of an ex Cirque Du Soleil cast with world champion athletes and UK hip hop champions and the current six times world champion tap dancer on board alongside The Balance Goddess famous for the Sanddorn Balance never before performed in the UK. This, as promised, is totally new, new circus.
HITCH! by the MARY BIJOU THEATRE COMPANY headlines the Big Sexy Big Top. This show has been correctly appraised with five star reviews after selling out the Spiegeltent at the Bath Fringe Festival and the Welsh Millenium Centre, Cardiff. This show should also be on your must see list in Edinburgh.
Buy well priced tickets to either show and you can stay all night for free watching Glastonbury Festival Circus Big Top favourites Swing Circus and then get raw with a blast of high octane cabaret until midnight from Ms Merlin’s Interstellar Big Sexy All Star Cabaret which will be just unbeatably brilliant!!
From kids community circus to world champion professionals we guarantee spectacular talent by masters at work at this year’s Fringe.
We want you to be welcome here,to enjoy this space,and to accept our thanks for having us in your truly spectacular city. For that we will give you the very best we can.
Thank you Edinburgh.