Circus Abyssinia: Tulu

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (circus, international)

  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

A dazzling display of speed, skill and flight lands in Edinburgh this summer, celebrating the first African woman to win Olympic gold. Inspired by the true tale of an Ethiopian icon, Derartu Tulu, this unmissable showcase of superhuman strength blends breathtaking contortion, awe-inspiring acrobatics and mesmerising fire juggling with a rocking, exuberant soundtrack. Circus Abyssinia made their UK debut at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe and featured on the Royal Variety Performance in the same year. After touring internationally, including a sell-out run in New York, they are thrilled to return with their greatly anticipated new show.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Please make yourself known to FOH upon arrival and they will escort you to your seat via a separate route.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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How and when to make an access booking

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Josep 29 days ago

Simply: brilliant!

Aga Jagiello-Johnstone 30 days ago

Quite possibly the best circus show I have ever seen and I have seen many. The skills, the music, the joy! Just wonderful!

Jo 34 days ago

What a fantastic show fast paced and exciting, these powerful yet graceful athletes achieve feats that are sometimes almost beyond belief. An unmissable show.

Hazel Elizabeth Cameron 34 days ago

Wow, go and see it, the things that they can do is utterly amazing. We had a group of 10 of all ages and all enjoyed equally. The enthusiasm rubbed off on us!!

Angela 39 days ago

Don't miss them - they are amazing and wonderful, beautiful and breathtaking to watch. One of the best shows on the Fringe.
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Laura Terrell 42 days ago

Just. Go! It’s awesome. Easily our favourite show of the fringe. Just as good as the last time we saw them in 2019 with lots of new and exciting material. It’s a high thrill event by a talented group.

Trevor Williams 43 days ago

Outstanding. Acrobatics, dance, flexibility, aerial work. Full of “Wow” moments. Definitely go!

Russell Emeny 44 days ago

Fabulous show. Full of energy, humour and acrobatics so amazing that I was left gasping. Go!!

Ryan 44 days ago

Unbelievable displays of strength and agility from all performers. Infectious enthusiasm and a superb show all round. Best thing I’ve seen in years.

Jenny Sands 45 days ago

This was absolutely brilliant! Went with children and then and adults really loved the show. Captivating and daring and brilliant. Thanks to all performers

Katie Dobson 49 days ago

Wow! This show is fabulous! A great mix of dance and trickery. The whole audience were on their feet! Recommend for the whole family!

The Ind Family 52 days ago

So daring it's scary! We were gasping with amazement at some of the stunts. We dare you to sit in the front row like we did!

Gundula Thiel 53 days ago

Amazing Circus performance. Juggling, tumbling, acrobatics, contortionists...such a fun show!


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Fringe Review 45 days ago

This unmissable showcase of superhuman strength blends breathtaking contortion, awe-inspiring acrobatics and mesmerising fire juggling with a rocking, exuberant soundtrack.

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edinburghfestivalsforkids (4.5/5 stars) 47 days ago

Beginning with a recording from the moment Deraru Tulu, the first African woman, won Olympic gold and ending with an incredible extravaganza involving a giant swing – this circus is jam packed, joyful fun…

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