Durham Juggling and Circus Festival
The North-Easts Largest Juggling and Circus Event

Date: 20 October for 2017

3 Locations:
Saturday day – 2 Sports Halls+
Teessdale Leisure Centre
Barnard Castle, DL12 8DS

Friday and Saturday night – sleeping and night time halls/area
The Hub
Barnard Castle, DL12 8TD

Saturday night public show
Glaxo Social Club
Barnard Castle, DL12 8DT

This annual event draws jugglers from all over the country to meet, share skills, play games and watch the cabaret-style show in the evening. Both the convention and show are also open to the public, so if you’ve ever fancied learning to juggle or you’d like to find out what it’s all about then come along!

Read more about the event at our Facebook event page

On Saturday 21st October we will be based in Teesdale Leisure Centre which is within walking distance of the overnight accommodation. With 2 big sports halls (unicycles allowed) and squash courts there is plenty of space for the usual array of activities such as juggling, unicycling, aerial, acro and board games.

This year the show will be held in a separate building next door to the leisure centre at the Glaxo Social Club which has an onsite bar which will be open for the duration of the show.

As usual we provide indoor sleeping space and outdoor camping for people who want to come and make a weekend of it. Camping facilities will be based at The HUB which is 5 minutes walk from the school, with 2 halls, chill out space and great outdoor areas. The Hub also provides bunk beds in shared rooms which can be booked direct with them.



One of the biggest and best circus events in the UK.  It is organised by the 3 largest circus groups in the North East of England.

There will be a main show on the Saturday night and we hope to have a Youth show on the Sunday lunch time, both of which have a reputation for being one of the best.



Durham City Jugglers Juggling & Unicycling
Stockton on Tees
Five Ring Circus supported by Let’s Circus

Want to know more? just ask.