FluggleBurgh is a 3-day festival for all circus and skill arts hosted by Pittsburghs juggling, acro, and flow arts community (fluggle = flow + juggle). It will be held at the Winchester Thurston School in the heart of Pittsbugh (last year's show space). FluggleBurgh will provide a communal practice space with tall ceilings, classrooms with scheduled workshops all weekend, outdoor practice and fire space (weather permitting), object manipulation games/competition, and shows. All walks of object manipulation, circus arts, and movement arts are welcome.
In spirit, it is a successor of the Not Quite Pittsburgh Juggling Festival (2008-2015). For the first time, the festival is actually within the Pittsburgh city limits.
Our big goal of this festival is to bring the various communities around circus arts and other skills from Pittsburgh and beyond together, share workshops, and showcase the various skills in a show. We expect plenty of juggling, acrobatics, and flow workshops, as well as some clowning, balloons, and maybe even magic and unicycling.
Gym times (open practice, workshops)
Friday Oct 26 2018, 5pm-11pm
Saturday Oct 27 2018, 10am-11pm (gym closes during show)
Sunday Oct 28 2018, 10am-3pm
Friday Oct 26, 8pm: Free Fire Show, outside (free)
Saturday Oct 27, 7pm-9pm: Public Show
The fire show will be outside on the school's grounds; it will be canceled or moved in case of heavy rain. If you are interested in performing in our shows, let us know.
We will post a workshop schedule closer to the festival. Contact us if you are interested in teaching a workshop or fill out this form. For reference here is our workshop schedule from last year:
We will have beginner workshops (no prior experience required, open to the general public) throughout the weekend with most of them around Saturday 3pm (yellow in the schedule).
Parking is available on school grounds. The festival is in the school's gym and can be accessed from the parking lot. The school is in the heart of Pittsburgh's Shadyside neighborhood and close to numerous bus stops (including 28X, P1, 71A-D, 75). There are many restaurants nearby, many of them in nearby Walnut Street. There are numerous hotels nearby; for more budget-friendly places to stay look at AirBnB or look for hotels in the outskirts of town toward Monroeville or toward the airport.