Cirque Berserk!

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (family, theatre)

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  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Hearing not needed
    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


Britain's biggest theatre-circus spectacular returns following its smash hit sell-out Fringe debut in 2018 – book now! Showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, Cirque Berserk! brings this treasured form of live entertainment bang up-to-date in a jaw-dropping spectacular created especially for the theatre. Combining contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action, this astoundingly talented international troupe includes over 30 acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers and daredevil stuntmen. Featuring the world's most hair-raising circus act, the legendary motorcycle Globe of Death. 'Fearless... you'll believe pretty much anything is possible' **** (Scotsman). ‘Insanely thrilling, happy-making entertainment' **** (List).

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  • Audio enhancement system
    Hearing not needed
  • Accessible entry: Lift access to level minus 2. Early access offered where possible.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not Selected

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Meghan Corbin 92 days ago

Excellent. Blew me away.

Ann 93 days ago

Looking forward to this, but felt it a little old fashioned with the dwarf comic routine being too long. The freakish costumes and outfits also made me feel uncomfortable. Saying that there was a good energy to the show, motorbikes a highlight as well as the spinning click balls (?)

Ann Parsons 93 days ago

Such a brilliant mix of entertainment. Such energy! The motorbikes were mind blowing, but loved the whole thing. Such a good show

Lyn Emerson 97 days ago

Three generations from 66 years to 21 months all transfixed by the amazing exploits of the performers. I was impressed by the inclusivity, the energy, the strength, the courage and the trust of everyone on the stage. A performance not to be missed.

Melanie Tyson 98 days ago

This was a really exciting family show. I enjoyed the acrobatics and the motorbike stunts.

Carol Findlay 98 days ago

Enjoyed the show, especially motor bike stunts, we all had a great night well worth the ticket price.

Fringe Bingers 100 days ago

As energetic and skilful as ever, but with excellent new, inclusive acts. 3.5*

Gillian Nelson 101 days ago

WOW! What a show, cannot recommend it enough. DO NOT MISS! My heart is still racing. What an incredibly talented group. Cannot fault it.

Pauline 104 days ago

Very enjoyable and some real thrill moments

Vanessa Jausovec 106 days ago

Really, really enjoyed the show! It has a good mix of fun, entertainment and amazing acrobatics so it never gets repetitive. In fact we'll probably see it again next year!
The booster seats for kids were definitely a good idea and my five year old appreciated Bering able to see as much as the adults!

Emma Taylor 106 days ago

We enjoyed the show thank you
A typical circus act show
Funny in parts - a bit cringy in other parts. The Female acrobats we’re very talented and some of the men displayed amazing talents such as the chap in the wheelchair and the small chap .
I would reccomend it - we’ve seen the motorbike stunt before at circus’s - but it still impressed us.

Lindy Montgomery 107 days ago

We are going for the circus shows this year.... and this one was ok. The individual acts were professional, well done, exciting - but there was something missing for me. It felt like it had been done before a lot of times. I also found the costumes and the 'gipsy' theme a bit uncomfortable - 20 years ago it might have been appropriate, but it felt a bit weird. the venue is terrible - unless you are in the front row you dont see much and you have to watch on big screens on the side. the whooping girls really grated on my nerves after their second song. I think kids will like it. If you are looking for something more original - try the Circus Hub on the Meadows. We have seen both Circa - Humans, and also Super Sunday. Both of which were miles better than this one.

Manya Chadwick 107 days ago

5 stars. We witnessed unimaginable acrobatics, and the motorcycle stunts were especially jaw dropping. How is it humanly possible to do such things?? Don’t miss it.

Fringe goer Edinburgh 110 days ago

Great show for all the family, not the best I’ve seen here over the years, but it definitely worth a visit.

David Brackenridge 111 days ago

Our first show of Fringe 2019 and it did not disappoint. A fantastic hour of thrills and spills. Big company of about 25 talented and skilled circus performers, deliver a fast paced, fun and exciting mix of athletic and skilful feats. Entertaining for young and old. Brilliant hour and worth every penny. Motorcycles at the end were a definite highlight. Amazing.

Daniel Simms 111 days ago

Great show, definitely the best circus I have ever seen

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 89 days ago

Billed as Britain’s biggest theatre spectacular, Cirque Berserk! returns to Edinburgh following their hit Fringe debut in 2018, this time with even more acts and spectacular updates on the old ones. The Edinburgh International Conference Centre’s quiet halls and rather formal atmosphere might not seem the ideal place for a...

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Total Theatre 89 days ago

Cirque Berserk is a tightly-packed sensory and sensual ride which is thrilling, charming, comic and nerve-shredding, often simultaneously. The Timbuktu Tumblers open the show and set the tone for what is to follow. A troupe of highly skilled acrobats, diving through hoops and building human pyramids, the act becomes more...

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The Circus Diaries 91 days ago

The show’s acts come thick and fast. There’s acrobatics, hoop diving, clowning, spinning bolas double act, knife throwing, fire, dancers, antipodism, chair balancing, contortion. Almost every circus act you could get people to think of is in this show (they even throw in a giant robot stilt walker for good measure). Special mention should be given to Jackie for the aerial straps and Paulo Dos Santos for acrobatic tumbling.

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 93 days ago

What a strange experience a trip to Cirque Berserk is. ...

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The List (4/5 stars) 95 days ago

Old-fashioned, variety-packed circus featuring the Globe of Death...

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Deadline News (5/5 stars) 98 days ago

Whether you are a circus enthusiast, someone seeking an adrenaline rush, or someone that simply wants to see something a bit different then Cirque Berserk! should be on your list this Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and hopefully the next too.

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Primary Times Children's Choice Awards (5/5 stars) 102 days ago

This truly was an awesome spectacular for all the senses... your eyes will not believe the amazing feats on display, nor your ears the dramatic, spellbinding musical background and even your nose will be seduced by the smells of kerosene from the flames, and fumes from the motorcycles. Quite simply the most amazing thing I've ever seen in my life ... beats the Moscow State Circus by a county mile!

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ScotsGay (3/5 stars) 104 days ago

From the moment you enter the theatre, you are faced with an impressive set, complete with a giant spherical cage, atmospherically lit, and surrounded by an exciting buzz from an audience of all ages. Something spectacular is promised, and the expectant faces are ready. Suddenly, the show starts, and an...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (5/5 stars) 104 days ago

Many a circus act has come to town, Cirque Berserk! However, have come to Edinburgh to blow minds. Boasting a plethora of acrobats, aerialists, stuntmen, motorbikes, sword throwers and much more, the performer...

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One4Review (5/5 stars) 109 days ago

This circus throws everything at you from jaw dropping acrobatics, juggling, trapeze, contortionists and motorbike stunts. It has you sitting on the edge of your seat throughout the entire performance. Paulo Dos Santos is small in height at 3 foot … Read More ...

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