ARCHAOS ARCHIVE – An excellent and growing archive of material documenting the seminal French troupe
ASTLEY’S LEGACY – Website formed to counter misinformation and propaganda in relation to performing animals.
BRITISH CIRCUSES – A list of UK companies producing circus performance
CARNAVAL SZTUK-MISTRZÓW – KNOWLEDGE – Articles on circus related activity, including political, social and historical angles
CASCAS – Documentation on circus and street art contexts from the UK, FInland, Belgium and Sweden
CIRCOSTRADA – European agency for the support and recognition of street arts and circus
CIRCUS250 – A new site that will act as a hub for events and activity to celebrate the 250th birthday circus in 2018.
CIRCUS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY – UK national advocacy agency for circus – industry advice, opportunities and links **This has been a holding page for a really long time, but there is still an active Facebook group here updated with events and opportunities **
CIRCUS DICTIONARY – An excellent video resource illustrating named tricks across different disciplines
CIRCUS DISCIPLINES – A quick non-exhaustive guide to various circus disciplines, courtesy of the National Circus School of Canada
CIRCUS FEDERATION – International circus advocacy organisation
CIRCUS FRIENDS ASSOCIATION – Publishers of quarterly UK circus magazine King Pole, and organisers of events
CIRCUS GEEKS – Contemporary blogs, videos and articles from current circus artists
CIRCUS IN DENMARK – News and reviews from Danish and European circus shows and events
CIRCUS MUSEUM NL – Large collection of circus posters to view and buy, and foreign language circus books that you can read online (mostly Dutch, German or French)
CIRCUS NEWS – Despite appearances, this site is currently being maintained, with fascinating news articles relevant to circus still being added to the archive.
CIRCUS NOW – A US advocacy community for contemporary circus
CIRCUS-ONLINE – A fantastic and current site for German speakers, with news, reviews and photos from European touring circuses
CIRCUS PUNT – An information hub and forum for discourse on contemporary circus in the Netherlands
CIRCUS REPORT – A fortnightly print newsletter covering shows and events pertaining to US tenting circus
CIRCUSWEB – Circus news, information and tour info for Belgium and the Netherlands
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL – Videos defining the 8 key characteristics of the world’s largest corporate circus.
CONTORTION HOME PAGE – News, glossary, links and training advice on contortion
EN PISTE – The Canadian advocacy and development agency for circus
EUROPEAN CIRCUS FESTIVALS – An expanding list of places to see circus
INITIATIVE NEUER ZIRKUS – A German advocacy network for contemporary circus
JUGGLING INFORMATION SERVICE – Links to performers, organisations, and examples of juggling in the media. Website is no longer updated, but still hosts a wide variety of sources to investigate.
JUGGLING HISTORY – Essay on the development of juggling internationally, prior to vaudeville
MONTREAL WORKING GROUP ON CIRCUS – A circus research hub with global scope, organising projects, publications and events
NEWS – Weekly round-up of the best of the web
NORTH-EAST CIRCUS NEWS – News, events, profiles and reviews from the circus community of England’s North-East.
PALACE OF VARIETIES – Timeline of developments in UK circus 1960s-2006
RINGLING – Info on some of the star performers from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey combined circus. You probably want to turn the sound off.
SIDESHOW MAGAZINE – Archived online contemporary circus magazine based in the UK. Reviews, interviews and articles.
SIDESHOW WORLD – Archive documenting sideshow and freak acts.
SIMPLY CIRCUS – Excellent bibliographic database, and other links to research resources
SIRKUS INFO – An online hub for Finnish circus, providing information on companies, events, history and industry developments
SPECTACLE MAGAZINE – US based online circus magazine, includes features, brief news, and reviews
THE WIDOW STANTON – In-depth interviews with people working in and around the circus industry
UNPACK THE ARTS – Long-form articles from European circus festivals, exploring what circus means today.