About Braw Circus Festival

In this anniversary year of circus celebrations, Braw aims to make Scotland’s increasingly bustling and varied circus scene more visible and encourage people to try something different.

Scotland’s first contemporary circus festival, Braw, takes center-stage at Platform for three days in September in the 250th anniversary of the invention of modern circus. Showcasing, celebrating and supporting Scotland’s most daring and talented circus companies and creators, the first Braw Festival marks a tipping point in the development of Scottish contemporary circus. 

Bringing together five action-packed shows and ten pieces of developing work from Scotland’s emerging circus talents, Braw will be kick-started by a symposium called Circus Patter which will bring the Scottish circus community together under one roof to imagine its future.

 Photo:  Richard Walker  ft.  Ninon Noiret  - Poster Design by  Scott MacMichael  of  Gallusness Designs

Photo: Richard Walker ft. Ninon Noiret - Poster Design by Scott MacMichael of Gallusness Designs