Become a Friend

Barely Methodical Troupe


Wednesday 16 - Sunday 27 May

This is a past event which has now ended.


Enter a shifting, gravity-defying space where acrobats push against the edges of reality, stretching, challenging and testing the limits of collective physical endeavour.

Watch them fly, tumble and spin in moments of breath-taking acrobatics and performance. When you leave you will question if what you’ve just seen is possible or if it was a dream…

The UK’s ground-breaking circus company Barely Methodical Troupe bring their trade mark mix of exceptional physical prowess and punchy humour, with a brand new show that also features artists from Spain and Sweden.

★★★ ‘truly inventive’ The Guardian on Shift – click here to read the full review

★★★ ‘astonishing circus skills’ Time Out on Bromance

★★★★ ‘Breath-taking athleticism’ Evening Standard on Kin – click here to read the full review

Important information

Post show talk: Monday 21 May

Age guidance: 8+

Duration: c. 1 hour 5 minutes

Barely Methodical Troupe

SHIFT trailer

Tickets: This is a non-ticketed event

Concessions: D/deaf or disabled, Full-time students, Go 4Less cardholders, Jobseekers, Over 60s, Under 18s
Wed 16 May (Preview) £10,
Fri and Sat nights £20,
All other performances £18

Arts Council England logo

Commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival; co-produced by Norfolk & Norwich Festival and DREAM.

With thanks to Norfolk & Norwich Festival Director’s Circle Supporters Simon De-Lacy Adams & Robin Norman.

Image credits: Masthead image © Gregory Batardon

Arts make life better

Norfolk & Norwich Festival brings tens of thousands of people together in celebration – it has been doing this for 250 years. Through our May Festival and our year-round arts education work, focusing on children and young people, we lead and support celebration, creativity and curiosity in communities across Norfolk and the region.

This year we begin an exciting new initiative, Festival Connect & Create that will bring creative opportunities to those schools and communities with least provision. Creativity transforms people’s lives. It builds cohesive communities, develops vital skills and supports health and wellbeing. We want more people to have access to creative opportunities.

Please consider donating to support and develop this work. With your help we can increase access to the life changing power of the arts.

Registered Charity No. 116442

Amount to Donate £ 0