Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event



Co-commissioned by Brighton Festival

‘the Australian circus company... may be well on their way to world domination’ The Guardian on Beyond

This evening’s performances of DEPART at Woodvale Cemetery will proceed as planned. Due to the likely wet weather we recommend that you wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Please leave your umbrellas at home to enable all audience members to see the performance. We will issue a further update early evening if the weather forecast becomes more severe

The exhilarating Australian ensemble Circa returns to thrill Brighton Festival audiences once again, following hits like Beyond in 2015, and How Like an Angel in 2013.

Inspired by the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, Depart will take you on a haunting journey through the underworld in the uniquely atmospheric location of Woodvale Cemetery.

Taking over the cemetery, circus artists will dance above your head, surprising you with extraordinary feats of physicality as they guide you through the space between life and death in this astonishing visual feast.

Led by Yaron Lifschitz with a creative team including electronic musician Lapalux, this ethereal collaboration brings together acrobats, aerialists, choral singers and video artists for an outdoor circus experience that audiences have described as ‘mesmerising’, ‘hauntingly beautiful’ and ‘pure magic’

Spotlight on Depart

Thu 25 – Sun 28 May,
8.30pm & 10.15pm
£20, Under 26s £15
Advance booking only

Festival Standby £10 (available from 10am on the day in person from Brighton Dome Ticket Office)

There is a £2 per order charge. Additional postage fees (£1.50 or 50p standard) apply