The tour starts next week, and all will be revealed...
Bold, joyous, radical. A professional integrated circus company from Cirque Bijou and Diverse City
A new film details the momentum built by Battle for the Winds, celebrating the Olympic Sailing in Weymouth in summer 2012
Papillon, an atmospheric combination of opera and aerial - our new collaboration with Young Guns
Mercedes Benz enjoyed stunning cirque performances at their celebration at Lindley Hall - new pictures
Evaluation informs the future of our developing project.
Our work impresses people. This audience member enjoyed it and the event won a prestigious award...
A mega year behind us and a promising one ahead...
A free evening of magical wonder, projections, animations and installations, 19-22 December, 5pm-7pm
We were in Azerbaijan last weekend to launch the Four Seasons Hotel in Baku
New video trailer for Project 3Sixty from National Theatre in Summer 2012
Specialist artists for sparkling live performances at MTV Awards, 11/11/12
Wind vessels from Dorset, Somerset and West of England celebrate in Bridgwater - 3 Nov
Gravity Fields festival commissioned a new outdoor aerial and carnival performance - 'Starstruck'
August 31 - September 7; an Unlimited Commission, and part of Battle for the Winds
Cirque Bijou get muddy and play with carabinas on a team day out...
10 Years of Twenty20 Cricket were celebrated at the Swalec Stadium on 25th August
Project 3Sixty at Watch This Space Festival at the National Theatre, 10-12.08.2012
Spectacular performances, happy crowds, 212 Squibbers and 2012 Fire torch waders on Weymouth Beach
An urban circus show for a corporate environment; Project 3Sixty gets a makeover for high profile Marketing event...
Circus, street theatre and comedy characters from local legends and international superstars...
The Olympic torch arrived in Bristol and Cirque Bijou were there to meet it...
Anything could happen and probably will at The Caucus Race, in partnership with The Story Museum, Oxford.
Step Up, supporting young people to create new work for outdoor performance, moves into a period of R & D in 2012.
Cirque Bijou like to mix things up. From stunning artistic creations for rock concerts to seamlessly produced large scale shows in community recreation grounds, we seek out the new, unusual and surprising, drawing on the thousands of relationships we have built across the live entertainment, theatre and production industries since 1999. To this breadth of experience and formidable network we add passion, creativity and sky-high production values.
Kate started as a volunteer, and swiftly became an indispensable member of the team. Now Company Manager, she loves co-ordinating everything that goes on backstage, and getting her hands dirty onsite in the creative, changeable and sometimes chaotic world of Cirque Bijou.
A former political consultant, press officer and PR director, Billy ran away to the circus to perform flying trapeze, co-founding Cirque Bijou in 1999. Billy has developed CPD programmes for young artists, created shows in big tops, on beaches and off buildings and launched some of the largest retail developments in the UK.
Andy was well-schooled in the complex detail of exquisitely beautiful systems during a degree in biochemistry, so production management for Cirque Bijou was a natural progression. With much of his career in theatre, Andy is in his element organising the technical requirements and stage management of our shows.
Anne is a Fine Artist and a dreamer, both of which make her a perfect member of the Bijou team! Her work here is very varied - as our Administrator, she also handles the company finances and project manages Step Up, our programme that supports young artists to create new work for the outdoors.
Sarah designed the eyecatching, inventive and award-winning costumes for our Battle for the Winds Olympic project, whilst completing an MA in Costume at AUB and finding time to design on other projects for us. She is also skilled at set and puppetry design, construction and workshops.
Julian obtained a degree in three dimensional design before travelling the world with a successful one man street show. Somewhere along the way he developed an unhealthy fascination of fire, pyrotechnics and circus. Julian is now co-director of Cirque Bijou.
Howie is our inhouse video wizard, creating live-mixed backdrops, beautiful digital accompaniments to our live shows and his speciality 3D video mapping which he projects straight onto our Project 3Sixty set. He's good with websites and stuff like that, and throws a mean yoyo too.
Geraldine has a deep interest in live performance and loves the variety and challenge offered by life at Cirque Bijou. Since 2006, she has been involved in all aspects of our organisation behind-the-scenes, from company management to finances to production and marketing.
It really was everything we hoped it might be and more. Vision and then the practical delivery of that vision to the highest of standards and integrity is always at the heart of your work!
—Jeremy James, Creative Producer, Gravity Fields
A great show – very impressive and entertaining – it really was the centrepiece of the celebrations.
—Rosemary Richards, Festival Director, Gravity Fields
A uniquely choreographed, musically and artistically directed participatory celebration - combining wit, warmth and a welcome that was oh so winning!
—Tish Francis - Co-Director, The Story Museum
Cirque Bijou consistently deliver above and beyond our expectations, on time and bang on budget.
—Shaun Barnett, Quantum Special Effects, partner for Katy Perry on the X Factor
An evening of superb heart-in-mouth acrobatics: a real narrative, some strong characters, and plenty of both beauty and humour. This show deserves a bigger, national audience.
—Steve Wright, Venue
You were all brilliant - pulled one of our biggest crowds this summer.
—Caterina Loriggio, National Theatre
Had a young crowd gasping and roaring for more! What a great way to engage them and make sure they stayed engaged for the future. Lovely stuff!
—Richard Crowe, London 2012 Creative Programmer, South West
Project 360 has really set the standard for future arts & cultural activities we will be offering to children & young people within Telford, it has truly inspired not only the young people but also parents, families and teachers. A great success!
—Judy McFall, Cultural Development Officer, Telford and Wrekin Council
It's the best thing I've seen in a theatre ever.
—Rory, 11, audience, Project 3Sixty
You fulfilled and surpassed both briefs and were, as always, creative, professional, and flexible. Great job.
—Richard Joy, Managing Director, Full Circle
Spectacular show celebrates opening of shopping centre - 'A great day in city's history'.
—Front page headline of Leicester Mercury
Cirque Bijou were fantastic to work with. Their creative interpretation of our brief, dance-ability that wowed the crowds every time and positive attitude to all the challenges they came up against in each venue was fantastic.
—Beth Kerr, Account Director, Publicis Dialog
Thanks so much for such rockin’ shows. Great energy and fantastic response. Respect.
—Angus MacKechnie, Producer, Watch This Space Festival at the National Theatre
Wonderful to have you in the square – the atmosphere was just stunning and so fitting for the closing Olympic weekend.
—James Pidgeon, Assistant, Watch This Space Festival at the National Theatre
Cirque Bijou created and coordinated one of the most stunning opening night events that I have had the pleasure to work on. Billy and Julian are true professionals and innovative artists who deliver extraordinary events.
—Peter Conway - Creative Producer, 2009 Colston Hall Opening Celebration
Billy and Julian...You were open minded and prepared to change - a rare thing. You made DiverseCity in all our quirkiness part of your gang. I hope you like my assessment of you as brilliant, open minded and decent.
—Claire Hodgson, Chief Executive, DiverseCity (Breathe)
An unbelievable scene. So beautiful - what an ending to a great show.
—Nigel Hinds, London 2012 Festival
A truly entertaining, awe-inspiring spectacle! Cirque Bijou brought ArtsDepot alive and it is something audiences will remember for a long time.
—Kerry Andrews, Head of programming, ArtsDepot
Cirque Bijou's boundless professionalism, style and choreography created a bridge between Corporate and The Arts, which few if any organisations are able to build. Oozing with colour and creativity, Cirque Bijou are a must.
—James Brennan, DesignScene
Tens of thousands of people watched an amazing array of world class acts on the Cirque Bijou stage, providing one of the highlights of the 2011 Harbour Festival.
—Phillippa Haynes, Head of Arts and Culture, Bristol City Council
We're proud to have you in the city.
—Key Arts Providers for Bristol City Council
Life in Bristol-based circus kings Cirque Bijou is colourful, challenging, spectacular and often faintly surreal - but rarely is it dull.
—Steve Wright, Venue Magazine, 10th anniversary feature
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0117 902 9730 or email
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Please give us a call on
0117 902 9730 or email
We'd love to hear from you.