Durham Juggling Convention


Unfortunately due to the current situation the 2020 Convention has been cancelled. See you in 2021!

The Durham Juggling Convention is the North East’s largest community Juggling and Circus Event. It is organised by the 3 largest circus groups in the North East of England.

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!


The convention will run in mid October and typically the doors will open at 6:00pm on Friday at The Hub.

There will be lots of fun on Friday night and on Saturday night we will be having our main show which is packed with many great acts! This year the main 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. You can find more information about our shows here.

On Saturday we will be based in Teesdale Leisure Centre, which is within walking distance of the overnight accommodation. There will be two large sports halls and squash courts with plenty of space for the usual array of activities such as juggling, unicycling, aerial, acro and board games.
There will also be plenty of traders at the convention! You can have a look at our list of traders here.

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 2 minutes to the sports centre and club.  It has 2 halls, chill out space and great outdoor areas (including fire pit). The Hub also provides bunk beds in shared rooms which can be booked direct with them.

For more detailed information of the events occurring over the weekend please have a look at our programme. You can also read more about the event at our Facebook page.


Teesdale Leisure Centre,
Barnard Castle, DL12 8DS

When: Saturday Day Time

The Hub,
Barnard Castle, DL12 8TD

When: Friday and Saturday evening and night (sleeping and juggling halls).

Glaxo Social Club,
Barnard Castle, DL12 8DT

When: Saturday evening public show.




You do not have to register for the event, you can just turn up. It is good to know if you are coming though so do keep in touch with us through our Facebook page.

Day inc. show – £12 adults £8 children [Note A,B]  - TBC.
Show – £7 adults £3 children [Note C] - TBC.
Over night accommodation – £6 per night at the Hub (indoor or outdoor camping). £18 per night for bunkroom (£25 with bedding).  Available Friday and Saturday night. Café for cooked breakfast on site available. - TBC.

A) Under 7s no charge (must have adult supervision).
B) £35 Family concession tickets (2 adult, 2 children)
C) Under 7s no charge.