7 Facts about The 7 Fingers


Canadian contemporary circus trailblazers, The 7 Fingers bring their hit show Passagers (Passengers) to Brighton Dome on Thu 30 Sep and Fri 1 Oct 2021.

Presented by Dance Consortium, the show is a thrilling mix of circus skills, contemporary dance, and live musical score. Exploring our fascination with travel, it will transport audiences to another world, where a colourful and diverse group of strangers meet on board a train. Through the course of their journey, they share their stories through virtuoso acrobatics - vaulting somersaults, breath-taking trapeze, daredevil balances on the highwire, blended with dance, narrative and song.

Ahead of their visit to Brighton, find out more about the talented troop with our 7 facts about The 7 Fingers…

  • The 7 Fingers was founded in 2002 by seven circus artists from the world-renowned Cirque de Soleil. Their mission was nothing less than reinventing the artform.
  • They specialise in swinging and static trapeze, clowning, hand-to-hand, aerial chains, aerial silk contortion, knife-juggling, diabolo, hand-balancing as well as theatre, singing and contemporary dance.
  • They’ve performed on America’s Got Talent, at three Olympic Games, the Oscars, the Royal Variety Performance and the launch of UEFA Euro 2020.
  • The nine performers in Passagers hail from four different continents and four different countries – Argentina, Canada, France and South Africa.
  • Between them, the performers will spend 63 hours a day training in the run up to a tour.
  • The 7 Fingers used their time during lockdown to make their first film.
  • Over the past 19 years, The 7 Fingers have performed to 7 million people in 936 theatres, in 672 cities in 54 countries. Brighton Dome will become the 940th theatre!

Book your tickets here