About Carnaval

The essence of Carnaval is FUN. Fun has always been accompanied by ludic art. And we use its new manifestations – new circus and busking – to open a time of shared celebration.

CARNAVAL is a time when everyday laws are suspended and the entire customary social and cultural order is turned upside down. Just as a juggler (or performer) is synonymous with an outsider, a freak and an outcast, Carnaval is synonymous with celebration, the abolition of laws, duties, and norms.
Explosive new circus acts fill the tents, showing a world where theatre, juggling, dancing, and music become one art form, without borders or divisions. Street performers and their entourage keep things exciting in the streets, making people cower in fear or laugh at our everyday, shackled reality. Expect laughter and horror, a touch of sentimentality but also intellectual discomfort.
Let Carnaval begin!!!
Mężczyzna wisi mad sceną. W ręce trzyma piłeczki, które wrzuca do wiaderka. Kilka z piłeczek trafiło na scenę.

About Carnaval

The essence of Carnaval is FUN. Fun has always been accompanied by ludic art. And we use its new manifestations – new circus and busking – to open a time of shared celebration.

CARNAVAL is a time when everyday laws are suspended and the entire customary social and cultural order is turned upside down. Just as a juggler (or performer) is synonymous with an outsider, a freak and an outcast, Carnaval is synonymous with celebration, the abolition of laws, duties, and norms.

Explosive new circus acts fill the tents, showing a world where theatre, juggling, dancing, and music become one art form, without borders or divisions. Street performers and their entourage keep things exciting in the streets, making people cower in fear or laugh at our everyday, shackled reality. Expect laughter and horror, a touch of sentimentality but also intellectual discomfort.

Let Carnaval begin!!!

Mężczyzna wisi mad sceną. W ręce trzyma piłeczki, które wrzuca do wiaderka. Kilka z piłeczek trafiło na scenę.

Awards and achievements

Carnaval Sztukmistrzów’s key visual designed by Ewelina Kruszewska nominated for the final stage of the 27th Poster Biennale in Warsaw

2021

“Safe Event” Award granted by Stowarzyszenie Bezpieczna Lubelszczyzna

2019

“Top Event of 2018” organised by Giełda Eventów and Responsible Business Forum

2018

Awards and achievements

Carnaval Sztukmistrzów’s key visual designed by Ewelina Kruszewska nominated for the final stage of the 27th Poster Biennale in Warsaw

2021

“Safe Event” Award granted by Stowarzyszenie Bezpieczna Lubelszczyzna

2019

“Top Event of 2018” organised by Giełda Eventów and Responsible Business Forum

2018

Other activities

Carnaval Sztukmistrzów is a festival of new circus, acrobatics, and clowning, held in Lublin since 2008. Street performers and masters of circus arts from all over Europe come to Lublin to present breathtaking shows and performances. Visitors can meet sword swallowers, acrobats, and street performers who are bound to move them to tears of laughter.

Other activities

Carnaval Sztukmistrzów is a festival of new circus, acrobatics, and clowning, held in Lublin since 2008. Street performers and masters of circus arts from all over Europe come to Lublin to present breathtaking shows and performances. Visitors can meet sword swallowers, acrobats, and street performers who are bound to move them to tears of laughter.