Fountainbridge’s Big Sexy Circus City circus zone has a dedicated area set aside for street performers and buskers and its totally FREE! We have called it The Buskers’ Amphitheatre and you are welcome to come and watch from 1 pm to 8 pm every day through the Fringe except the first Friday and all Mondays. Free
It is only right and fitting to recognise this essential root in circus culture to give the full rounded circus experience as authentically as we can. This relaxed and spontaneous space is a welcome overspill platform from the bustling cobbled streets of the town centre where you can absorb top street routines on our chill out lawn with great value street food and bars to enjoy as well. Once there you can watch our preshow warm ups one hour before ticketed main shows which include a 100 metre tightrope high wire walk, a doubles aerial hoop routine and a team of ten acrobats, jugglers, unicyclers, stiltwalkers and walkabout performers livening up the site.
If you are bringing your kids to the £3 Kids workshops then a great way to enjoy the Circus City would be to watch a couple of the acts at the open air, open plan buskers amphitheatre immediately adjacent.
Our buskers are co-ordinated by Ms Merlin Interstellar Wonderwoman Hula Hooper and cabaret artiste extraordinaire. If performers want a place on the daily chalk board they should email her on firstname.lastname@example.org ….slots are paid via the traditional method of the artist hatting the crowd so audiences should be ready to honour this time honoured tradition according to how much they enjoyed being entertained!!