EPICIRQ is a showcase for Baltic professional circus, that this year will be held in Tallinn, Estonia on October 5th to 6th. The aim of the event is reaching out to new spectators, opening discussions and putting together, what Baltic circus is and could be.

EPICIRQ is open for applications from Baltic artists from 7th of March until 4th of April at 23:59 Estonian time!

This year 50% of the performance places are reserved for Estonians to support the underrepresentation of Estonian artists in international activities, but for the first year we are glad to open the call also for Latvian and Lithuanian artists.

If you would like to perform at the event and do match the requirements, then do not hesitate to fill in the application!

Requirements for the applicant:

  • At least one of the group members is from Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania
  • We only accept technically high level professional contemporary circus performances
  • The show must be suitable either for the big hall (width 14,4m; depth up to 16m; height to light bridges 4,8m; to ceiling/second rigging points 6,9m) or small hall (width 10,9m; depth up to 8m; height 2,7m) of Vaba Lava Theatre Centre
  • The show must be tourable at least around European countries

EPICIRQ offers:

  • Rehearsal time on stage varying from 1 hour to 3 hours
  • Support in light design beforehand and during the rehearsals and performance
  • A stage manager + rigging support at the place
  • Presentation in a programme, where we welcome local and international festival organisers, venue managers, funding agents, writers, art students and regular (circus loving) audience

EPICIRQ does NOT offer:

  • Travel costs to Tallinn
  • Accommodation in Tallinn

Chosen applicants are expected to:

  • Be part of stage building, help with any kind of rigging solutions (if needed in their show), be clear about their needs and possibilities and be in general kind and helpful in the process.

The participation fee for EPICRQ is 50€ per person

*Members of Eesti Tsirkusekeskus will have a 10% discount.


NB! Please fill the application in English and for each show do a new application.

In case of any questions please write to info.epicirq@gmail.com or call +372 5198 2113

* Prior to EPICIRQ, in the week on September 30th to October 4th there will be workshops held for circus and performance art professionals. Keep yourself updated!

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