The art of circus has been kept alive for centuries, thanks to those people who believed that the human performance has no limit, and they managed to maintain this conception for generations. Twenty-five years ago a group of professionals led by István Kristóf created the Budapest International Circus Festival. We have high respect for our ancestors, and we would like to thank all the former leaders, circus directors, artists and supporters dedicated to circus arts for their work and commitment! We can only renew, refresh and reinterpret this miracle,what we call circus art, with the respect for the past and preservation of the merits of our ancestors.
The new circus building will be in the middle of a huge, green public park. The building will have a multi-level mobile manège and rooms for practice and warm up. The seventy-year-old Baross Imre Circus School will also find a new home there: the artists of the future will be able to train in a practice place with modern equipment. The Capital Circus of Budapest pays close attention to the protection of circus animals and their proper living and working conditions. As part of the new circus center, we will create separate buildings and free areas, so those animals who are working with us can be accommodated comfortably and safely.
The long tradition of hungarian circus art is an important part of our cultural heritage. Keeping these traditions alive is our duty – museums with guided tours, circus pedagogical lessons for different school grades, professional conferences and evenings that give a deeper insight into the world of the circus. This 21st century circus complex will be built in the heart of Europe and it will proudly preserve circus traditions. It will provide suitable infrastructural background for the renewable circus art of Hungary and of the world. Our dream is a community centre where all members of the circus professionals can live and work together.
You can apply for the 14th Budapest International Circus Festival, which will be held in 2022. Send the following required documents to the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org: