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BJC 2024

Lytham St. Annes High School
28th of March to the 3rd of April 2024

Shows and Competitions

We will be adding more information about our line-up of shows and competitions as the details are confirmed. Photos are from BJC 2018, 2022 and 2023. We are currently planning for:

A Performer At a Past Show

Welcome ShowOur In-House Gala Show

Our Welcome Show will be an onsite gala show, featuring a fantastic line-up of special guests from both the UK and further afield. This show will take place on the evening of the first full-day to welcome you all to BJC 2024!

British Young Juggler Of The Year

The British Young Juggler of the Year (BYJOTY) is back for another year! As well as being an amazing show to be a part of, it's an incredible show to watch and see the young up-and-coming circus talent first-hand. Not to be missed!

Are you looking to show off your new act? Kickstart your future juggling career? Get booked for one day conventions? Simply want to have a go at performing? Whatever the circus skill, whether you juggle, hula hoop, unicycle… This is for you!

We are looking for young people to take part in the BYJOTY show. It's an evening where people gather to see the best young circus talent the UK has to offer. Entrants must pre-register for the competition, be under 21, and be British-ish (at least resident in the UK).

Email with your name, age and circus skill(s) to sign up.

A Performer At a Past BYJOTY

The Games
Fun Circus Games For Everyone

The Games are a staple of juggling conventions. Everybody gathers to take part in various juggling and circus related games from 3 coin endurance to diabolo high toss (actual games to be confirmed).

A photo of games at a prior BJC

Open Stage
Acts Signed-Up From Our Attendees

The Open Stage show is an opportunity for attendees at the BJC to perform. It is an excellent place to trial new routines in front of a friendly crowd. We will be signing up acts during the week of BJC (more details will be announced closer to the time) so if you’ve got a new routine in mind, or an old one you want to dust off and perform again, the Open Stage is the perfect opportunity. If you would like to perform or compère the show, please get in touch at

A Performer At a Past Open Stage

Fight Night
Gladiatorial-Style Juggling Combat

Fight Night returns to BJC! Featuring some of the UK's (and further afield) best jugglers battling it out for the BJC Fight Night Champion title! If you're not familiar with Fight Night, you can get a taste with this video.

This year BJC will be hosting its 10th tournament! We will be having two tournaments: the Open Tournament, which anyone can enter. And the Women’s and Non-binary Tournament, open to those who identify as a woman or non-binary person.

A photo of fight night at a prior BJC

Fire Open Stage
Acts Signed-Up From Our Attendees

Bring the Fire Project are organising a Fire Open Stage at BJC this year. If you’re interested in performing in the show, get in touch at or head on over to the Fire Space one evening during the event to speak to Szymon about your act!

Szymon performing with a fire prop

Numbers League Competition

The Numbers League competition is back for the second year in a row at BJC! Last year's edition saw 19 jugglers from 7 different countries go head-to-head for podium positions!

The Numbers League Live is a ball, club and ring numbers juggling competition where competitors challenge themselves to achieve their longest possible run of each number of props before moving on to the next.

The event will consist of a workshop-style qualification round followed by a stage competition for the complete rankings. The qualifications will start at 5 balls, 4 clubs and 5 rings and finalists will be chosen according to turnout and performance.

A photo of the numbers league competition at a prior BJC


Antonia and Keith are joining us this year to perform their work-in-progress show ‘Catch’! If you were at Chocfest, you’ll have seen a sneak peek of this performance which was fantastic and we can’t wait to see the rest of it!

“Catch” is a 45 min juggling show about the joys and struggles to catch objects. A box filled with various sizes, shapes and forms to be thrown, spun, moved and hopefully caught.

Antonia and Keith posing with props to promote their catch show

Fiery Jacks Family Show

Saturday at 1pm in the big top. Description to follow.

A photo of the fiery jack family crossing the road

Sam Goodburn - Wire Attire

A street theatre unicycle, comedy and biscuit show from multi-award winning circus performer Sam Goodburn. The show is a compilation of Sam's most successful acts featured in cabarets, circuses and street festivals around the world, performed most recently New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Switzerland. Suitable for all ages.

Sam Goodburn performing on a unicycle