These were the Open Air Circus Shows

A giant spectacle for young and old. In order to promote young, innovative and creative circus in the best possible way and to offer it an uncomplicated platform, a freely accessible open air circus shows has also been taking place in Basel’s city center since 2018. Numerous circus companies from abroad perform on the open-air stage at Barfüsserplatz. In addition, children can try out various circus disciplines free of charge!

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!