The Open Air Circus Weekend
27 & 28 April 2024

When the circus used to come to town, the spectacle was announced to the population with parades, drums and trumpets. In keeping with this tradition, the YOUNG STAGE Festival kicks off with an open-air circus spectacle for young and old. On Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, 2024, cool drinks and breathtaking acrobatics invite you to linger and be amazed on Barfüsserplatz. And the little ones can try out various circus disciplines free of charge and under the guidance of professionals at the Circus Parcours. At the same time, a mobile circus troupe will be touring the city with live music and surprising the people of Basel with fascinating performances at various locations.

More info about the detailed program will be published soon!

Enjoy the review of our Open Air 2023!

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Facts & Figures

Free entrance!
The shows of the Open Air Circus Spectacular are for free! There will be a collection. Now you can also support the Open Air Shows via TWINT!

top artists!
Creative and innovative circus shows are presented in the open air. Some of the artists are former festival participants of YOUNG STAGE. The artists are not only from our neighboring countries, but also from all over the world. It will be a spicy and exciting show and spectacle is guaranteed!

Circus Parcours for kids
Even children should be inspired by circus and be allowed to be artists themselves for once. At the Circus Parcours, which takes place at the Kaserne and the Barfüsserplatz, kids can try out various circus disciplines for free. Guided by professionals!

A variety of catering options!
Surrounding restaurants, food trucks, coffee mobiles and beverage spots make a visit to the Open Air a culinary delight as well. Treat yourself to a delicious espresso, a cold ice cream or a refreshing beer and marvel at the spectacular performances of the artists.

And what if it rains?
We make every effort to ensure that all shows can take place. In case of bad weather we reserve the right to postpone or cancel certain shows. We try to inform as early as possible on our channels. Stay tuned!