Open-Air Circus-Spectacle

Sunday, 13 May, 13:00 – 18:00 h Messeplatz Basel, free entrance!

There will be a huge open-air circus spectacle on the Messeplatz in Basel, Sunday, 13 May. Various world-class circus companies are showing their outdoor shows on 5 different stages! Flying trapeze, double flips, live music & vocals, crazy jugglers and and much more to watch.

The best thing: The entrance and the shows are free and food is provided by our catering partner Marché!
HERE you can download the whole anniversary program (only available German)


Family Parcours / open from 13.00 to 18.00 h

This familiy parcours offers kids to try out various circus disciplines such as juggling, diabolo, riding an unicycle, tigh wire and much more. This workshop is accompanied by the youth circusses of Basel.  

Stage 1 /
Cirque la Compagnie (CH / F) / 14.00 & 16.45 h

«L’avis bidon – Face A» (45 minutes) | Four amazing acrobats , 1 teeterboard, 1 chinese Pole, life vocals, ladder acrobatics, throwing knifes and things you might have never seen so far. 

Stage 2 / Cie. Lady Cocktail (F) / 13.30 & 16.15 h

«Les Filles du 2éme» (45 minutes) | Experience 3 somehow exalted ladies. These feminine street performers wearing blue overalls are showing an acrobatic show with trapeze and a lot more. 

Stage 3 / Cie. Sôlta (F / Brasilia) / 14.00 & 15.45 h

«APESAR, on the street» (25 minutes) | A circus street show which includes swinging pole, juggling, acrobatics and dance. With a touch of magic and comedy, two artists play an old couple who have been together for a long time. The show has being played more then 300 times in 14 countries.

Stage 4 / Cie. E1NZ (CH) / 13.30 & 17.00 h

«Santé» (30 minutes) | Enjoy their lovely and comedian style with their vertical rope, diabolo and perfect bottle juggling and experience how things are going haywire. 

Stage 4 / Tarek & Kami-Lynne / 14.45 & 16.00 h

Aerial straps & aerial hoop each 6 minutes | This couple well manages to create contemporary circus in which dance is intricately connected. They combine different acts out of countless projects. You can only be astonished!

Stage 5 / Various world-class acts on stage / 15.00 & 17.15 h

Lukas & Aaron, Teeterboard
Guillermo Leon de Keijzer, Juggler
Chris & Iris, Hand to Hand Acrobatics
Duo André Leo, Cyr Wheel
Mario Espanol, Handstand Dance
Jonglissimo, Juggler
Davide Romeo & Elisa Morniroli, Comedy & Salsa

The entire program on the Messeplatz will be accompanied live by the Universal Druckluftorchester and the Swiss multi talent Davide RomeoAll shows and the family parcours are free of charge.