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From the rooftops of Rottenrow Gardens to the street corners of Merchant City, SURGE returns this year bigger, better and more bizarre than ever! In this special Festival year we’ve bulked up, bringing you two weeks of street theatre and circus shows, cabarets, workshops and more. The lofty delights of Perch, our cross-continental Carnival of aerial majesty, may well be our crowning jewel; but that’s just the beginning.

From office-trashing parkour in The Desk to Polleniser’s vivid costumed celebration of nature and the incredible hair-sculpting shows of Osadia, there are plenty of unbelievable acts to catch, and almost everything is entirely free! We’re supporting emerging talent through our International Residency Programme, which has brought out some incredibly varied new works, while our final weekend is sprinkled with a generous helping of quality Cabaret curiosities.

SURGE 2014 brings a flood of unique performances, workshops and opportunities to the heart of Glasgow this summer.

SURGE is Scotland’s annual festival of street arts, physical theatre and circus. Delivered in partnership with Merchant City Festival, SURGE fills the streets and spaces of Glasgow with exciting new Scottish work and cutting edge international performance, every July.

Alongside a packed programme of shows and street encounters, we also run SURGE masterclasses and workshops, for everyone from members of the public to professional performers.

Previous SURGE programmes have included work from Cantabile 2, pvi collective, Angela De Castro, and Eric Davis (Red Bastard).

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