BJC 2018 Canterbury


BJC is heading to Canterbury for the first time, to celebrate 250 years of circus and the 31st British Juggling Convention!

Get ready for another fun filled week of juggling, spinning, hooping, workshops, shows, games and more! The British Juggling Convention, also known as BJC, is one of the four largest juggling conventions in the world. Attendance can vary, but in recent years BJCs have attracted between 700 – 1,000 people. The event is traditionally held at a different location during the Easter holidays every year and is organised by a new team of volunteers; "run by jugglers for jugglers".

This year our event starts on the evening of Tuesday 3rd April and runs through until the morning of Monday 9th April 2018. Count the days people! We are so excited, it's going to be epic, we are being hosted at The Langton Boys School in Canterbury and the Gala show, on Friday 6th April, will be at the famous Margate Winter Gardens.

A full-week ticket includes:

  • Camping on-site all week (bring your own tent!)
  • A ticket to the star-studded Gala Show on Friday 6th April
  • Juggling Games on Friday
  • 24 hour juggling hall
  • Comfy seats and views of the juggling hall in the lazy juggler bar
  • Your favourite juggling, circus and board-game traders
  • Food to buy for veggies, vegans and omnivores.
  • Cushions to lounge on in the spinning@ chill-out tent
  • Workshops in a wide variety of circus arts
  • Evening shows
  • Fight night
  • British Young Juggler Of The Year (BYJOTY) Competition*


*BJC is run by jugglers, for jugglers, and everything is dependent on you! If you can instruct people on a climbing wall, have a lifeguard qualification, have an act to put on, then please get in touch. We want to make BJC great, and we need your help!

What is the BJC?

The British Juggling Convention is for all forms of juggling and object manipulation, plus many other circus skills. The BJC usually features many workshops during the day, shows in the evenings, and a public show on the Friday. Check out the video from BJC2017 below. If you have any questions just send us a message via our Contact Page! Hope to see you there!

Where is the BJC?

An hour form London, in the heart of Kent. Arrival time is after 5pm on the 3rd.

Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys
Langton Lane
Nackington Road

BJC Games Juggling Hall Gala Show