Tom Duffy's Circus

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Clontarf Rd, Clontarf West, Dublin, Ireland
Various Venues during the year
Adult - EUR 16.00 Child - EUR 14.00
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Welcome to Tom Duffy's, Ireland's Favourite Circus.

Duffy's is one of the world’s longest-established circuses, amazing family audiences across Ireland (North & South) over three centuries.

The new show blends the traditional and the twenty-first century. Acts enjoyed by generations of circus-goers are brought right up-to-the-minute with a spectacular light show, state of the art sound and expert choreography. With the glamour of elaborate hand-made costumes, glittering lights and stunning special effects, you’re sure to be astounded by Tom Duffy’s.

This year's show features motor bike riders from Brazil, Mexican clowns, Kenyan acrobats, Liberty horses, Performing Poodles, High Speed Juggling, Aerial Cradle, and the 5th generation of the Duffy family, Tom & Jamie, with their award winning wheel of death! 

Tom and Jamie Duffy are quite literally a whirlwind duo. Complete concentration, balance, absolute trust in each other and a fearless mentality combine together to produce a heart-stopping performance on the Wheel of Death. As the huge wheel revolves getting faster and faster the brothers run, jump and skip as the lights blur.

There are screams and many members of the audience can only watch through their fingers.

Jamie is one of only a handful of people in the world to perform a forward somersault on the outside of the wheel. Their daredevil exploits have taken them to appear in Europes leading circuses each winter and recently they beat many world class acts to win the prestigious gold award the 'Grand Prix Der Artisten' in Hannover.

These Irish boys are now a class act in their own right. The Duffy brothers take circus to the MAX !

Visitors with an eye for a bargain will find that tickets are €2 - €4 cheaper when bought online at You can also buy from the on-site Circus box office, arrive early to avoid long queues and disappointment.

Don’t miss out on Tom Duffy’s 2017 tour – a traditional family outing with modern-day thrills guaranteed.

Venues include Galway City, Claremorris, Sligo, Carrick on Shannon, Cavan, Enniskillen, Omagh, Donegal, Letterkenny, Strabane, Derry, Coleraine, Limavady, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Belfast, Bangor, Lisburn, Armagh, Newry ,Navan, Wicklow, Gorey, Rosslare, Tramore, Dungarvan, Midleton, Ballincollig, Killarney, Newcastlewest, Newbridge, Naas, and five venues in Dublin.

Frequently Asked Questions

Advance Booking
The cheapest way to book tickets is online 24 hours a day. Online bookings must be completed at least 2 hours prior to the performance time. The onsite box office is open from 10.30am on each performance day.

Arriving at the Circus
Please arrive in plenty of time as the performance will always start on time. The box office opens 45 minutes before the performance for online ticket collection and 30 minutes before the performance to purchase tickets. The doors to the Big Top open 30 minutes before each performance. Please leave enough time to park and allow up to 15 minutes if you need to purchase tickets.

Babies 23 months and under may be admitted free of charge with a paid adult ticket if they sit on an adults lap, a maximum of one baby per adult. The baby ticket must be requested at the time of booking the adult ticket. Buggies, pushchairs and car seats are not allowed in the seating areas but may be stored inside the big top at your own risk. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide baby changing facilities.

Credit & Debit Cards
We accept all major credit and debit cards both online and at the box office.

Wheelchair and Disability Seating
We have seating available in all areas for wheelchairs and those with disabilities. Tickets can be booked in the normal way, on arrival at the Circus our staff will allocate you the most appropriate seats. We should be able to seat groups of 4 people or less together however it may be necessary to seat groups of 5 people or more separately - but we will get you as close as possible.

Each performance lasts for 2 hours and includes an intermission.

Group Rates
We offer discounted rates for groups of 15 or more when booked in advance. Click on for the best rates.

During the interval, a range of concessions are available inside the big top. The circus shop stocks a wide range of soft drinks and family size confectionery, candyfloss, popcorn and circus souvenirs. Hot snacks and hot drinks are also available. Souvenir photographs are also available during the intermission.

We have a strict policy that once purchased tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless a performance is cancelled.

For your comfort, we offer individual theatre style seating in all areas. We operate a non-reserved seating policy, your seats will be allocated on arrival at the Big Top.

Side seats are tiered seats located at the side and rear of the Big Top and have a slightly restricted view during some acts.

Grandstand seats are tiered seats in a central location in the Big Top and offer a full view of the Circus ring.

Ringside seats are two rows of individual chairs located directly in front of the Circus ring.

Standby tickets are available at the main ticket office from 45 minutes before the performance. However, we advise advance booking as some performances especially weekend shows get very busy and standby queues can be lengthy.

Visiting the Zoo
The zoo is open at the end of most performances, for a small fee you may visit the animals where they eat, sleep and live. Due to ground and weather conditions, the zoo may not be open at every performance.


Babies 1 year and under are admitted free of charge and must sit on an adults lap (limit of 1 baby per adult).

Online Prices

  Ireland Northern Ireland
Sideview Adult €15 Child €13 Adult £13 Child £11
Grandstand Adult €19 Child €17 Adult £16 Child £14
Ringside Adult €24 Child €22 Adult £20 Child £18


Standard, telephone and box office prices

  Ireland Northern Ireland
Sideview Adult €16 Child €14 Adult £14 Child £12
Grandstand Adult €20 Child €18 Adult £17 Child £15
Ringside Adult €26 Child €24 Adult £22 Child £20


Seating Plan


Tom Duffy's Circus
4 years ago

That’s the end of our 2017 season.

Since February we’ve had 447 performances in almost every county in Ireland.

We would like to thank each and every one of you who have came along to see our show and made this tour a very successful and enjoyable one and would like to wish the stars of our 2017 show well as they leave us for new adventures.

We’ll be back in February with a brand new show for 2018!


2 reviews for Tom Duffy's Circus

Clara Mcdonagh 5 / 5

I had not seen a circus in years and years, I went to Duffy's circus today with my sister and her kids. It was amazing, stupendous, butterflies all through the trapeze (at least it had a safety net,) and parts of the wheel of death I had to look away. I would prefer if there were no animals, but all and all 5 star entertainment. Amazeballs

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Izabela Savage 5 / 5

Fab show in Clonmel!!! Small and big kids loved it!

This review is the subjective opinion of a yourdaysout member and not of

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