A revolutionary show of class circus, big laughs and dead on skill. Death defining aerialist, hardcore acrobat, mind bending jugglers and loads of Craic.
Tumble Circus is Ireland’s only non-traditional Big Top touring circus. We want to smash what you think Irish circus can be with a circus to activate people and inspire hope. Our vision of the world is one filled with joy and laughter, where people are inspired to push the boundaries of their own limits and follow their dreams.
On the 1st of April 1995 at about 2pm-ish on Grafton Street Tina Segner and Ken Fanning met and juggled with each other for the first time. That was how Tumble Circus started and it is now an international award winning circus company based in Belfast. The company has toured extensively throughout Ireland, Europe, the world and is run from caravans, hotel rooms and a Ford Transit van.
Ken Fanning is Ken Evil. Ken was raised in the grubby Dublin suburb town of Balbriggan. In 1995 he began traveling with his juggling equipment on the continent,meeting up with buskers, street performers and artists and becoming inspired with their work and way of life. In April of 1997 Ken met Tina Segner on Grafton Street in Dublin; they have been working together ever since.
Tina Segner is Tina Machina. Tina was brought up in the picturesque university town of Lund, Sweden. One day she and her friend agreed that Lund was too small for people with big dreams, so with a backpack each they hitch hiked their way to see the world. In 1995 Tina came to Ireland and got involved with a street theatre company. It was here that she was first introduced to circus. Ken and Tina formed Tumble Circus in 1998. Their commitment to their work and training, and this ideology has helped them surpass their own goals of becoming street performers to touring internationally as a professional circus company and circus performers.