Invitation to the Professional Session

It is very important to us to promote the network in the national and international circus and show scene, to enable new contacts and to generate new ideas. That is why we organize the PROFESSIONAL SESSION and the traditional CIRCUS SPEED DATING every year. Artists, producers, bookers, directors and all other circus lovers are cordially invited.

The professional session is hosted by Urs Jäckle / Artistic Director Krystall Palast Variété Leipzig

Talk guests 2021 (subjects to changes):
Isabel Joly, Director of FEDEC, Brussels
Adrian Porter, Director of Higher Education, National Center for Circus Arts, London
Sandro Lunin, Artistic Director Kaserne Basel

Participation in the Professional Session is free of charge. If you would like to attend the festival-show at 7:30 p.m., you can also order tickets at the regular price by registering.


When: Monday 8 November 2021 at 14.00 h

Where: Festival location, Event Hall Messe Basel, Messeplatz/City Lounge Basel

The program:
14:00h  Welcome by Nadja Hauser, Festival Director
14:15h  Panel discussion
15:30h  „Circus-Speed-Dating“ (easy networking)
16.15h  Meet & Greet / Coffee & Cake
19:30h  YOUNG STAGE-Show
22:15h  After Show Meet & Greet