Cirque Bijou

Cirque Bijou is one of the UK’s most experienced creators of outdoor spectacle, circus and street theatre. We love to make new shows, mixing disciplines, working with emerging and established artists, and trying out new ideas and cutting edge technologies for our clients and audiences in the public and commercial sectors.

Cirque Bijou are one of Europe’s most creative and diverse event and performance production companies, producing shows, festival programmes and events for clients throughout the world. Directors Billy Alwen and Julian Bracey are joined by a diverse team of full time and freelance staff.

Recent credits include

Battle for the Winds, (co-creators and co-producers), celebrating the London 2012 Sailing at Weymouth – South West’s largest Cultural Olympiad project.

Project 3Sixty (creators, producers) – National Theatre Watch This Space Festival, BT London Live in Victoria Park – 2012.  Bradford Urban Festival – 2014

-2013: International stadium tour with Muse (2013 – creators of props and performance), Director of Circus Space graduate show, creators of Extraordinary Bodies – a co-production with Diverse City (Dorset), the UK’s only professional integrated Circus company.

-2014: Source, an outdoor street show, co-produced with Nutkhut, commissioned by Circulate Consortium, touring to 6 outer London venues this summer.  Kitchen Circus Project, Bristol Harbour Festival (circus and street theatre stage and Childrens Area), Goodwood Festival of Speed, GirlGuiding South West Brownies 100th anniverary, Electric Daisy Carnival, various public and private events throughout the country.

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We are available for work and open to new collaborations! 


Cirque Bijou in Bristol

We are proud to be Key Arts Providers to Bristol City Council and take an active part in Bristol’s Cultural Life.  As well as creating shows for Bristol’s Olympic Torch Relay, for the launch of the MShed and Colston Hall, Cabot Circus’s Christmas Lights Switch On and Tobacco Factory’s NYE Ball, we also support emerging local artists through our Step Up programme.

We create, programme and produce the circus and street theatre stage at Bristol Harbour Festival every year and in 2014 produce the Childrens Area for the first time.

We are always looking for new partnerships so please contact us if you would like to link up.


Step Up 2010

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Step up supports young artists as they develop and create their own street theatre performances. We worked closely with all the groups involved, offering mentoring and advice on production and development of their work, as well as providing opportunities for the young groups to perform the finished pieces at public events to mainstream audiences.

Bristol Harbour Festival circus and street theatre stage

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Bristol Harbour Festival circus and street theatre stage

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Colston Hall new foyer launch

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Colston Hall new foyer launch

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