"Ceirw - Savage Hart" 2016 Tour dates:

16th September – The Roses, Tewkesbury

24th September – Skylight Circus, Rochdale (Gtr Manchester)

30th September – Circomedia, Bristol

12th - 15th October – Jacksons Lane, London

21st October – The Courtyard, Hereford

25th October – Aberystwyth Arts Centre

29th October – Deda, Derby

4th November - Muni, Pontypridd

14th November - Bath Spa University (tbc)

Producing partners: The Roses, Tewkesbury and Pontio, Bangor; thanks to Arts Council England & Arts Council Wales or supporting this work.

"Precipice" with Circomedia at Green Man festival 2016 - We co-curated Base Camp with the Green Man Festival team as a platform for established Welsh companies (National Dance Company Wales, Flossy and Boo, Kitsch & Sync, Tin Shed Theatre et al), to work alongside emerging artists to experience & enjoy how we'll all come together to launch the festival's new performing arts zone: Back of Beyond. Our headline show "Precipice" is directed by Citrus Arts in collaboration with Circomedia (Bristol's renowned circus & physical theatre school). Nearby Crickhowell's most famous son is Sir George Everest, who mapped our world's highest peak - expect a snowy, fiery, acrobatic leap into the magic that Wales' most-loved festival creates in the shadows of the Black Mountains.

Lead Creative Schools Scheme - Supported by Arts Council Wales & Welsh Assembly Government, this innovative collaboration that seeks to improve creative learning in schools will run until 2020. We're proud to be sharing our artistic habits with schools in our south Wales as both Creative Agents, and Creative Practitioners.

Citrus Arts are appointing a Board of Directors - This is a significant step for us as a company. This development in our operations will support our contribution to performing arts in Wales, and our mission to take our work & expertise further afield. We have a fantastic team on board and look forward to introducing them soon.

The Muni, Pontypridd - In our home town we're supporting this much-loved venue's re-invigoration as an artistic hub for our community. Local artists are already mixing with professionals from from as far as Canada, to offer this beautiful building as a progressive place for artists from all over Wales.

Ar Waith Ar Daith – We're very proud to have played our part as Performance Directors/ Choreographers on this Welsh Journey of myth and magic, created by outdoor arts experts Walk the Plank on their commission from Wales Millennium Centre, as part of its 10th Anniversary programme. 600 participants took part and 19 Welsh arts companies contributed. The ripples from the associated AWEN Schools programme are becoming waves, as arts companies and practitioners apply their learning to create shows, events & interventions across Wales. 

More news soon . . .

Some links to our recent work

Welcome to Citrus Arts


Citrus Arts are a Wales based company founded in 2009 by artists James and Bridie Doyle-Roberts; our shared backgrounds in circus, street theatre, drama, dance, and education projects, have afforded us the opportunity to work alongside, learn, and share expertise from some of Europe's leading practitioners, in a massive range of contexts and locations.

Contemporary Circus is the heart of our practise; we use our experience and creativity to apply the potential of this beautiful artform to the wider creative sector. Whether working with Fine Arts practitioners, Writers, Composers or schools and education leaders, our mission is to make high-quality shows that are relevant to participants, and appealing to audiences.

We're renowned for our collaborative attitude when working with independent artists or larger organisations. Collaborations with Walk The Plank, National Centre for Circus Arts, Sinfonia Cymru, Marc Rees, and Wales Millennium Centre have delivered ambitious, creative projects both indoors and out in partnership with local authorities, theatre producers, heritage organisations, and festivals.

Our work as a company (and as freelancers under the company banner), has been seen in Welsh castles, inside the fuselage of a DC-9 aircraft, over and under urban landmark bridges across the UK, and in association with three of the UK’s National Theatres (London's Southbank, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru & National Theatre Wales). Our creative leadership has delivered great results on our long-term contracts with London Youth Circus and Newport's Big Splash festival.

"What makes or breaks any new theatre work is the power of the story, the message ... on that score alone, Ceirw- Savage Hart is a ferociously mesmerising success" - Arts Scene Wales

"Anarchic wit, with a big heart" - Theatre Wales

 "The acclaimed Citrus Arts have a unique physical brand of circus theatre" - Buzz Magazine

"One of Wales' most exciting companies" - Wales Millennium Centre



Citrus Arts would like to thank Arts Council Wales, Welsh Assembly Government, Arts Council England and The National Lottery for supporting our work.

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