The iconic Roundhouse’s brick Big Top welcomes over 20 events – featuring both world and UK premieres, new productions, street performances, exhibitions and workshops – to the return of the festival dedicated to international contemporary circus, CircusFest. From the award-winning Finnish ensemble’s UK premiere to the world premiere of the latest show by the hottest British Circus, Barely Methodical Troupe, you will have the chance to watch these incredible performers push their bodies to the limit and show off jaw-dropping stunts. If you’d rather get close and personal with these artists, there are many workshops – including hula hooping, aerial hoop and static trapeze – for you to try. But wait, that’s not all! There is also an exhibition featuring photographs of international circus artists and dancers by Ben Hopper, which will have you in awe. This is the highlight of the circus calendar, so don’t miss out.