Shows

Family show: “Colorsphere” by Hands Some Feet

“Colorsphere” by Hands some Feet (Finland) is a captivating contemporary circus performance that’s perfect for both children and their adults. This show blends juggling, acrobatics, physical theatre and an unexpected use of technology to create an unforgettable experience. When: May 17, Friday, 6PM May 18, 11AM and 4PM Where: Rīgas cirks (Merķeļa street 4) Suggested age:…

Humans 2.0 by Circa at Rīgas cirks

A symphony of acrobatics, sound and light, this is next level circus by Circa. When: April 1, 7PM Where: Rīgas cirks (Merķeļa street, 4), Riga Performance duration: 80 min, no interval Age suitability: 8+ About the show Humans 2.0 A symphony of acrobatics, sound and light, this is next level circus by Circa. Ten bodies…

“La Bande à Tyrex” at Rīgas cirks

Experience the grand opening of the Rīgas cirks arena along with the “La Bande à Tyrex” (France)!   When: March 21, 22 and 23, 2024, at 7PM, March 23, 1PM Where: Rīgas cirks (Merķeļa street 4) Suggested age: 6+ Duration of the show: 1h 20min Duration of the concert after the show (only March 21): 1h Photos: Alexis Sarremejane,…

A performance-installation “carry on” at Rīgas cirks

carry on Rigas cirks, transcending its past, present and future An intriguing performance-installation that each time is presented in a very different way depending on the place, be it the contemporary arts museum in Leuven, a huge culture complex in Tokyo, or a historical circus building in Riga. See the photos from the performance: HERE….

Re Riga! festival: “SMALLER THAN THREE” work-in-progress by Recover Laboratory (free)

Here the freedom is yours When: August 15, 8PM Where: Rīgas cirks Suggested age: no age restrictions Duration of the show: 15min (work-in-progress) Free entrance (free tickets needed) About the show “<3” (“SMALLER THAN THREE”) is a work-in-progress show that includes unconventional hula hoop manipulation such as odd-shaped hoops, open ended hula hoops and plastic…

Re Riga! festival: “Arrival” by Adrian Schvarzstein and Jūratė Sirvytė-Rukstelė (free)

Past echoes, present wonders: A journey like no other When: August 18, 8PM, August 19, 4PM and 8PM Where: Vērmanes Garden Duration: 40 min No age restriction Free entrance, no tickets needed About the show “Arrival” “Arrival” is a street performance with blissful time travelers. They came from the not-so-distant past and therefore see the…

Re Riga! festival: “Top Down” by La Triochka (free)

A show that questions roles, the places we take and the places we leave behind When: August 17, 18, 19, 7PM Where:  Vērmanes Garden Suggested age: 3+ Duration of the show: 35 min Free entrance, no tickets needed About the show Each morning, three characters meet at the same location. Each of them in their…

Re Riga! festival: “Yin Zéro” by Cie Monad (free)

Dance and juggling hypnosis. When: 15h of August, 6.30PM at Riga circus with registered free tickets 17th, 18, 19th, 6:00PM at Vermanes Garden, no tickets needed Suggested age: 0+ ( tickets needed from the age of 3) Duration of the show: 25 min “Yin Zéro” The show “Yin Zero” combines juggling with elements of dervish…

“He who falls” by Yoann Bourgeois

Dance, theatre, installation, street performance and more all mixed together for a breath-taking show of balance and survival. At times dangerous, at times full of harmonious movement, this show defies the laws of physics. When: June 17, 7.30PM Where: Rīgas cirks (Merķeļa street 4, entering the red gate) Duration of the show: 60 min, duration…

Re Riga! festival: “Pachamamo” by Cronopio the clown (family show)

Lighthearted show about a clumsy traveler. When: 16th of August, 6PM, extra show in bigger format “Pachamamo Delux”: 20th of August 11.00 Where: Riga circus, 4, Merkela street (entrance through the red gate) Suggested age: 0+ ( tickets needed from the age of 3) Duration of the show: 45 min About the show “Pachamamo” PACHAMAMO…

Re Riga! festival: “Apparat” by Kapsel (family show)

Explorations in Space and Time. Kapsel holds a unique curiosity about the world, with a heavy focus on physical properties of objects and their purpose. When: August 17 and 18, 5.30PM / August 19, 4.30PM and 6.30PM Where: The Rīgas cirks Horse stable, 4, Merķeļa street (entering the red gate) Suggested age: 5+ (tickets needed from…

Re Riga! festival: “Oyun” by Federico Menini

“Oyun”, which means game in Turkish, is visual poetry. When: August 18 and 19, 7.30PM Where: The Arena of Rīgas cirks, 4, Merķeļa street (entering the red gate) Suggested age: 5+ (tickets needed from the age of 3 y.o.) Duration of the show: 55 min Tickets: About the show “Oyun” “Oyun” is a strange universe,…

Re Riga! festival: MDR by LOS GALINDOS

Dark humor for adults. Unusual, unexpected and untamed. When: August 16, 17, 8PM Where: meeting point – grey gate (Rīgas cirks backyard), Alfrēda Kalniņa street Suggested age: 12+ Duration: 1h 10min About the show “MDR” a.k.a. “Death from laughter” Three friends – Melon, Mardi and Rossinyol – have found themselves in an unexpected conflict. A…

“Circus for Climate” performance “Dandelion”

“Circus for Climate” performance by Rigas cirks and circus artist company “Acting for Climate” When: May 19 and 20 Where: at Rigas cirks (Merķeļa street 4, Riga) Tickets: free tickets (not available yet) After a year-long work alongside youngsters from different regions of Latvia a performance is created, based on the ideas on climate change…

“Surface” by Familiar Faces

“Surface” by Familiar Faces (Belgium) at Rīgas cirks – a physical piece guided by the laws of water. A circus show on a wet floor. Photos and video from the show at Rīgas cirks: HERE. When: March 30 and 31, April 1, 7PM Where: Rīgas cirks (Merķeļa street 4, Riga) Age suggestion: 10+ Duration: 55…

“A-Tripik” by CirkVOST

A-Tripik is a show of clowns, acrobats and vocal polyphony for an adult audience. When: April 20, 21, 22 Where: Rīgas cirks (Merķeļa street 4) Duration: 1h 25min Age restrictions: The show is not recommended for children under 14 years, and it is not possible to bring children under 3 years Photos: C. Stewart, Eyliac,…

“Rollercoaster” by Wes Peden in Riga

“Rollercoaster” is a one-hour solo show by Wes Peden that uses ultra-modern, pop-punk juggling to talk about finding the balance between freedom and security Surrounded by huge inflatable blue structures and accompanied by electro beats composed of distorted rollercoaster sounds, Peden performs original tricks inspired by rollercoasters and their high-tech seatbelts. A spinning plate ceremony…

“Christmas Dust” – a winter show at Rīgas cirks

“Christmas dust” is a winter themed family show, where circus, theatre and a Uniwintercorn comes together. How does that look like and what does it mean? You have to join us to find out attendig the shows between December 17 and January 11! About the show “Christmas dust” is a winter show for the whole…

RE RIGA!: “107 Ways to Deal with Pressure” by Kanta Company (work-in-progress)

Let’s go further with introducing to the RE RIGA festival 2022 artists and their shows! August 17 –21 it is – the extended weekend of  the Re Riga! festival!  The full program of the festival you can find HERE. And now meet and greet work-in-progress “107 Ways to Deal with Pressure” by Kanta Company. Full festival…

Re Riga!: “Encore une fois” by Tripotes la Compagnie

Let’s go further with introducing to the RE RIGA festival 2022 artists and their shows! August 17 –21 it is – the extended weekend of  the Re Riga! festival!  The full program of the festival you can find HERE. And now meet and greet “Encore une fois” by Tripotes la Compagnie! About the “Encore une…

Re Riga!: “Up to This Point” by Taigi Cirkas

Let’s go further with introducing to the RE RIGA festival 2022 artists and their shows! August 17 –21 it is – the extended weekend of  the Re Riga! festival!  The full program of the festival you can find HERE. And now meet and greet “Double You” by Be Flat! I was hanging there tangled, framed…

Re Riga!: “Only Bones v.1.6”

Let’s go further with introducing to the RE RIGA festival 2022 artists and their shows! August 17 –21 it is – the extended weekend of  the Re Riga! festival!  The full program of the festival you can find HERE. And now meet and greet “Double You” by Be Flat! About the show “Only Bones v.1.6”…

Re Riga!: “Double You” by Be Flat

Re Riga! festival – “Double You” by “Be Flat”

Let’s go further with introducing to the RE RIGA festival 2022 artists and their shows! August 17 –21 it is – the extended weekend of  the Re Riga! festival!  The full program of the festival you can find HERE. And now meet and greet “Double You” by Be Flat! Foto: Jan Slangen, Circusögraphy About the…

Re Riga!: “Follow Me” by Be Flat

August 17 –21 it is – the extended weekend of  the Re Riga! festival!  The full program of the festival you can find HERE. One of the festival highlights will be the performance “Follow Me” by “Be Flat” – August 20 and 21! Photo: Ana Desetnica, Jimmy Kets, Luka Dakskobler About the “Follow Me” performance…

“GHOST LIGHT” BY MACHINE DE CIRQUE

Circus company “Machine de Cirque” (Canada) back in Riga: June 5th and 6th at the Mikhail Chekhov Riga Russian Theatre they will perform a teeterboard show “Ghost Light” that is centred around the way the world is built – the fall and the flight, the triumph of the light over the dark. When: June 5th…

“Materia” by Andrea Salustri

“Materia” by Andrea Salustri (Italy) – a curious show for all ages. MATERIA explores the possibilities of one material, polystyrene, to the point it becomes alive and protagonist of the events on stage. The role of the performer shifts towards the one of the facilitator, and the focus is constantly negotiated between object, manipulator and manipulation….

“O’DD” by Race Horse Company

The  Sci-Fi  inspired  anti-gravity show O’DD by Race Horse Company (Finland) in Riga this April! Trampoline-wizard Rauli Dahlberg is joined by the award-winning choreographer Jarkko Mandelin, master of live-looping Miro Mantere and visionary light designer Jere Mönkkönen in creating contemporary circus from another dimension. April 5th and 6th, 2022, 8PM VEF Cultural Palace (Ropažu iela…

Magie nouvelle: “À VUE” by 32 Novembre

À VUE. Magie performative” by 32 Novembre In plain sight. Performative magic. March 2, 3, 8PM Mikhail Chekhov Riga Russian Theatre (16, Kaļķu street, Riga, Latvia) Age range: 10+ Duration: 60 minutes BUY TICKETS About the show From the moment the show starts, everything the performers will need is already on stage: objects, bodies, sound, and…

Interactive show in the urban environment "Circus in the City"

Circus in the City is an exciting free interactive performance in the urban environment of Riga. Following the checkpoints on the map of the center of Riga, you get the chance to not only learn about the history of Riga Circus, but learn special tricks provided by circus performers. This is an opportunity to discover…

“Somos” circus show – in September 2021

Compagnie Bêstîa “Somos” We live in a divided world where each of us tries to affirm or even claim an identity, to justify our existence. A world where the word «freedom» does not mean the same thing, depending on whether we are born in Paris, Kabul or Bogota. The show “Somos” is looking for a common…

Fauna in residency

Circus company “Fauna” (UK) are taking part in Riga circus artist residency programme. They are staying in Riga from August 3–24 and working on their new creation. FAUNA is a multi-discipline acrobatics and contemporary circus company combining high-level acrobatics and physical theatre with live music. The artists met each other at the Dance and Circus…

“Babel, Glöm” by “Kaaos Kaamos”

Circus show “Babel, Glöm” They try together to be better, to “reach the sky”. It’s about links, community or family. And yes, they are definitely not the same people. They don’t even speak the same language. Babel’s curse? Forget it! They’ll do better no matter what happens. By chance, they have Fika*. Kaaos Kaamos intends…

Magic show “In the illusionist’s living room”

Magic show “In the illusionist’s living room” included in the Latvian School Bag programme   Is it possible to get really close to a miracle and feel the moment when magic is born? The Riga Circus invites you to take a look into the living room of the creator of magic – the illusionist –…

“X=circus”

Adventure performance “X=circus” included in the Latvian School Bag programme Just like searching for hidden treasures or X (the unknown) in a mathematical equation, this show explores the unknown hidden in the Riga Circus building and the stories living in it. With the involvement of different professionals working in the circus we are going to…

Machine de cirque

A dazzling circus show full of wit and mastered skills! Five men have survived the  apocalypse. Their ultimate quest is to find other survivors.  Their way to salvation is a most astounding machine. In this spare‐parts world, they creatively compete to retain a sliver of humanity. Armed with their talent for acrobatics  and ingenuity, you’ll…

Show inTarsi

Strong, poetic, funny and heart-warming, inTarsi is a contemporary circus show, which inspires real tenderness for the strange beast that is the human being. In an atmosphere of gentle humour, the four characters carry out their investigations on an ingenious set that constantly morphs into different landscapes. Constructing and deconstructing, to not fall or let fall,…

Set Sound to Riga Circus

Set Sound to Riga Circus / Uzskaņo Rīgas cirku is an interdisciplinary ritual – performance, where voice of Gudrun and visual arts interventions by Eva will wind through premises of Riga Circus and will involve also the surrounding urban environments. Connecting with the artists and other guests, everyone will have the possibility to experience this…

Svalbard Cabaret Night in the Arena of Riga Circus

The internationally acclaimed circus company Svalbard (Sweden) is back with a new musical performance for the arena of Riga Circus! Come and enjoy a completely new concept-cabaret show by Svalbard sound-dressed by Salteli the Band (Great Britain). This is going to be an immersive experience, so the guests are invited to arrive early to get ready for the adventure…

Show “Caterpillars”

The show for kids Caterpillars will take place on March 15 and 16 in arts centre Zuzeum. “Caterpillars” is a show for kids of age 4 to 99. It is a like a magical and weird dream, where stage is filled by colours and funny events – flutter of butterfly wings, big flowers, jumping eggs…

Changed time and venue

Changes in time and place of the circus show “Fauna” – it will take place on 28th December 19:00 in Riga Congress Hall. We are sorry to inform, that the show “Fauna”, that was to take place on 27th and 28th December in the Arena of Riga Circus, has changed the time and venue –…

Wonderers

This site-specific excursion performance Wonderers is co-produced by young theatre artist company KVADRIFRONS and Riga Circus. All shows available simultaneously in three languages. ATTENTION! The minimum age to enter the performance is 14! The excursion performance Wonderers in the circus building is a site-specific audience-involving show to be experienced individually assisted by an audio guide. During the…

First artist in residency

In August of 2018 the Riga Circus welcomes the first artist of the Residency Program – Alexis Akrovatakis. Stockholm based artist aims to create material and explore the possibilities for his solo project by the name Jostka. Born by a communist mother and the Mediterraneo mafiozi father, lived a childhood full of colours, astonishing times…

A Simple Space

Australian circus stars – troupe Gravity and Other Myths on tour in Riga with the show A Simple Space   The Riga Circus offers its audience a unique opportunity – to see the show A Simple Space performed by the world-famous award-winning Australian circus troupe Gravity and Other Myths. The Australian artists are highly professional,…

“Krustām šķērsām” – Circus Show for Children

The Riga Circus continues the season with the show Krustām škērsām for the smallest spectators – the children. The show will be presented by the Swedish Circus Troup Kompani Giraff. This is not an ordinary story, it is a game where spectators have to use their imagination, but the artists must use acrobatics, acting and…

“Only Bones” by Thomas Monckton

Season’s opening of Rīgas cirks – “Only Bones” by Thomas Monckton Monckton’s stage is one metre square. There’s a chair, a lamp and a circle painted on the floor. With its quirky, low-tech aesthetic and using just his bendy, bickering, wiggling hands and seemingly uncontrollable face, Monckton creates an exquisite piece of micro-physical theatre unlike…