Presented by The Richard Awards
THE RICHARD AWARD WILL SHOWCASE THE WORK OF EXCEPTIONAL EMERGING CIRCUS ARTISTS TRAINED IN BRISTOL, AT CIRCOMEDIA; THE POWERHOUSE FOR THE CREATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF CIRCUS IN THE UK.
2019 is the second year of The Richard Award for Circus Arts, established in honour of Richard Ward, founder of the first professional circus school in the UK. The award celebrates and nurtures contemporary circus talent emerging from Bristol’s rich platform of circus training and performance companies.
Seven acts have been selected from dozens of applicants by a panel of industry professionals to attend this live final. This evening’s programme promises an eclectic mix of circus and physical theatre suitable for all ages. Who will be ‘crowned’ with the trophy? Who will take away the prize?
“… a really high standard of finalists. A great idea and a great event” -Verena Cornwall, Circus Next
“utterly overwhelmed!” – Eloise Currie, winner of the Richard Award 2018