Juggling in Edinburgh

A list of where to juggle in Edinburgh, last updated 2023-05-23. It will be even less reliable than the disclaimer indicates if you're reading a long time after that.

Apologies this list isn't reliable. I've not attended any of the clubs since COVID-19 hit, and am not active on Facebook to keep track of what's going on. If you attend any circus clubs that include juggling, please consider keeping a listing up-to-date on the Juggling Edge.

Most of these clubs are open to all, including complete beginners. Except where noted, you will be welcome if you drop in unannounced at any time. Many people will be pre-occupied practicing, so don’t worry if you’re not noticed. Just introduce yourself to someone who seems least occupied.

Clubs that ran pre-COVID

Other notes

This list is maintained by an individual juggler. I don’t run any of the clubs, I just wanted to make them easier to find.

If you want to get some juggling stuff of your own to practice with, there is an Edinburgh-based business: Cascade Juggling. They used to have a shop on Clerk Street, but at the time of writing, they appear only to have a warehouse space, and sell online.

Hobby jugglers don’t necessarily perform, and I don’t. If you’re looking for a performer, please email someone else, perhaps a club organizer. If you want a job doing (performance or training), hire a professional. Professional circus performers or trainers in Edinburgh include (I don't keep track of these carefully): Think Circus, Circus Alba, Delighters, PyroCeltica, and Voice Box Theatre. Performers are usually not wealthy, but train hard. Even if you are a charity, please don't ask them to work for free, just as you wouldn't normally expect to get security, a venue, or equipment providers for free either.

See also: a similar page for Juggling in Pittsburgh, and world-wide club listings on The Juggling Edge.