September 20 - 29
Cork City, Ireland
WEDNESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER
MOVIE NIGHT: BATHROOM THE MOVIE
Circus Factory, Centre Park Road
Bathroom is a feature length dystopian si-fi lo-fi circus comedy movie. All shot in a real bathroom in East Belfast. Ronald and Regina live in a Bathroom for their own protection. They believe that they survived the Situation and are the only circus artists left in the world.
8 PM
€5
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FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER
CULTURE NIGHT
FUNKY FI
Skiddy's Plaza, North Main St.
Meet Funky Fi, she's fun, she's funky and a little bit cheeky. And she's trying to get on top of her 5 metre pole which is a long way up… Can she find a hero in the crowd to help her out?
7 PM
FREE
All Ages
DR SKITA
Walkabout, Skiddy's Plaza, North Main St.
Keep your eyes wide open! Witness how this elusive Dr of meaningless mayhem goes about his business. What will divert him on his job today? Strange events are never far away, hampering his path! Stay on your toes Cork! Be ready to play with Dr Skita. He certainly has intriguing ways to fix the conundrums of modern life!
7.30 PM
FREE
All Ages
CORMAC MOHALLY
Skiddy's Plaza, North Main St.
With stunts only true daredevils dare dare, Pitch'd Festivals very own Artistic Director will astonish crowds with juggling, Rolla bolla, handstands, balancing, chairs, knives, unwitting audience members, and goodness knows what else he has hidden up his torn off sleeves!
8 PM
FREE
All Ages
TURN IT UP - TEEN CIRCUS CLUB DISCO WORKSHOP
Skiddy's Plaza, North Main St.
Calling all teens. Were about to turn up the volume and invite you all to the only careers guide you will need on how to become a top class street performer. With introductions to Poi spinning, Staff manipulation, HulaHoop, Juggling and more led by the crew of Circus Factory Cork.
8.30 -
9.30 PM
FREE
Ages 12+
INFERNO FIRE SHOW
Coal Quay, Cornmarket Street
Three of Ireland's most skilled fire performers, Inferno present their most popular production, FIRESTORM, a show of enchanting light and shadow, skill and choreography
10 PM
FREE
All ages
SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER
DR SKITA
St Peter's Church, North Main Street
Keep your eyes wide open! Witness how this elusive Dr of meaningless mayhem goes about his business. What will divert him on his job today? Strange events are never far away, hampering his path!Stay on your toes Cork! Be ready to play with Dr Skita. He certainly has intriguing ways to fix the conundrums of modern life!
1.30 PM
FREE
All Ages
AROUND THE CLOCK
St Peter's Church, North Main Street
Welcome to the three legged house where life is a balancing act, 6 meters high and upside down. Around the clock takes a glimpse of the topsy turvy life of an aerial circus show. Granny Yana, a life sized puppet, has escaped the retirement home and has lots of stories to tell. But watch out, she has her own mind and you never know what she might get up to!

With routines on Trapeze, Corde Lisse and counterbalancing and lots of comedy in between this show is guaranteed to keep all ages entertained from beginning to end.
2.30 PM
FREE
All Ages

CORMAC MOHALLY
St Peter's Church, North Main Street
With stunts only true daredevils dare dare, Pitch'd Festivals very own Artistic Director will astonish crowds with juggling, Rolabola, handstands, balancing, chairs, knives, unwitting audience members, and goodness knows what else he has hidden up his torn off sleeves!
3.30 PM
FREE
All Ages

LE FOULARD (ART SHOW) by LUCY HOPKINS
Lucy Hopkins
Starring a Medley of Characters, overwhelmed by a love of a show stopping song and performed by a woman and a scarf, this, Ladies and Gentlemen, is an Art Show, made with love, by an Idiot.

Lucy Hopkins is a professional show-off and an award-winning clown, director and workshop leader, trained in corporal mime and a graduate of the schools of Jacques Lecoq and Philippe Gaulier. She creates internationally touring performances which are both unconventional and wildly entertaining, and makes a magical living growing people's pleasure (inc. her own) and helping them (and herself) to share it.

4.30 PM
FREE
Recommended Ages 10+

TIME OR PLACE
Circus Factory, Centre Park Road
What is the question if there is no right answer? A site specific performance developed as part of a collaborative process with a selection of circus, physical theatre and music performers who will engage in a training and collaborative creative process at Circus Factory Cork for the week leading up to the event, under the creative batons of Elaine McCague and Jonah MCgreevy (Loosey Smokes) with music direction by Caoilin Sherlock and Elaine Howley and artistic direction by Cormac Mohally. This will be the time and this will be the place.
8 PM
€12
Ages 16+
(accompanied by adult)

TICKETS
SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER
SILENT CLOWN WORKSHOP with LUCY HOPKINS
Circus Factory, Centre Park Road
The silent workshop gives us the opportunity to experience in real time how sensitive we are, and how much simpler performance and connection can be when unnecessary words are stripped away.
The unusual situation nudges us out of our comfort zone and into brilliant clown territory, full of wonder and confusion and trying to follow silent instruction and failing wonderfully.
Our awareness improves - because it has to - and we appreciate the subtle connections we make that can make performance feel like magic.
This workshop is conducted entirely in silence*: the physical warm up, the games, the performance exercises, the whole thing.
The session is always followed by a spoken debrief with personalised feedback.

Suitable for: anyone open to the concept! This workshop is for performers and non-performers alike.

*There is laughter

10 AM -
2 PM

€ 30
Ages 16+
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AFTERNOON TEA AND CIRCUS TASTERS
Circus Factory, Centre Park Road
Join Circus Factory for some high tea of Cream Scones, sticky jam and lots of tasty Introductions to some cool new Circus Skills. Meet Circus Factory members and try your hands feet and everything else in Tightwire, Aerial Arts, Acrobatics, Juggling and more.
3 - 6 PM
€15
Ages 16+
TICKETS
CEREMONY OF GOLDEN TRUTH - Lucy Hopkins + BOB SLAYER
Plugd (Upstairs from the Roundy Bar), 1 Castle Street, Cork City
Ceremony of Golden Truth with Lucy Hopkins - 8pm

A Ceremonial mess-about led by everybody's favourite clown-witch-deity. Very golden, mostly truthful. Sacred as holy hell.

Jokes are Cheating with Bob Slayer - 9.20pm

Master of spontaneous comedy Bob Slayer takes his audience on a quest for Real Magic. Where shall we be searching? In the moment of course. Indeed, anything can happen if you let it. Expect comedy gods, the unravelling of tales and surprise discoveries. Everything is more exciting without a safety net.

8 PM
€ 12
Ages 18+
TICKETS
MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER -
THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE WORKSHOPS.

Masterclasses with Lucy Hopkins (clown), Simon Wood (corde lisse), Alexandre Duarte (Silks) and Kathleen Doherty (Aerial Hoop)
FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER
STICK MAN by DARRAGH MCLOUGHLIN
Circus Factory, Centre Park Road
This is an encounter between Man, Stick and TV. Man and Stick engage in various improbable feats of balance which transform the body into a variety of different images. It's fairly easy to interpret as the TV tells you what to see. Until it starts to tell you what to do. This work is a circus piece on the surface and a tragedy at its core.
8 PM
€12
Ages 14+
TICKETS
SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER
PITCH'D GALA CABARET
Circus Factory, Centre Park Road
Featuring a top class line up of Irish and international performers, come and experience high level skills in Contemporary Circus plus just-as much-fun comedy, music, burlesque and more. The Pitch'd Gala Cabaret only happens once a year. Let's treat it like Christmas.
8 PM
€15
Ages 14+
TICKETS
SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER
STREET PERFORMERS at
DOUGLAS STREET FESTIVAL
Douglas Street
Pitch'd Circus Arts Festival is proud to team up for the third year with Douglas Street Autumn Fest to provide exciting street performances from some of Ireland's top street and circus artists. We are also super excited to present the Circus Youth Parade featuring our younger Circus Factory trainees!
1 PM - 6 PM
FREE
VON DRIP DUO
Douglas Street
Comic circus and live music show with Lee Von Tapp and Ray Von Roofs. Including Handstands, Juggling routines, a Magic act and two live numbers with Trumpet, Cajon, Guitar and Wobble Board.
1 PM
3.15 PM

FREE
CIRCUS FACTORY YOUTH PARADE
Douglas Street
Featuring students of Circus Factory's popular weekly youth classes where participants learn acrobatics, tight wire, globe walking, stilt walking, hula hoop, aerial arts, juggling, diabolo, and lots more though fun games and group activities
1.45 PM
FREE
SÍOLTA
Douglas Street
Siolta present their new show 'Seeds'; challenging expectations of what is possible with the human body. A contemporary circus show with an Irish sense of humour. Serious. Skilful. Silly.
4 PM
FREE
EXQUISITE CORPSE
Circus Factory, Centre Park Road
Following this years Festival theme of Exquisite Corpse: a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled to create a new image, text or form, Circus Factory members present the closing show of Pitch'd 2019. Continually pushed by an individual focus yet united in a collective pursuit and community, follow the Circus artists path of training, discipline, dreams, reality, ambition, failures and rewards. Taking cues from the rich tradition of Circus, expect fantastic costumes, grand ideas, a few drum rolls and plenty of surprises. Followed by the Pitch'd wrap party!
8 PM
€10
Ages 16+
(accompanied by adult)
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FESTIVAL WRAP PARTY
Circus Factory, Centre Park Road
DJs and performers to be announced closer to the date.
9.30 PM
€5
Ages 18+
info@pitchdfestival.ie
Circus Factory, Centre Park House
Centre Park Road, Cork, Ireland
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