What? When? Where? Help!! 
YOUNG TILT: Monday 8th AUGUST - Friday 12th AUGUST 2022


Booking classes:

1. Decide if you are attending for all 5 days of the festival or less than that OR Young TILT

2. If you are attending for all 5 days then ALL class choices are available to you and you can book onto whatever you want. If booking on for less than 5 days (1,2,3,or 4) you MUST choose from the 'Less Than 5 Day Programme'. If booking on Youth TILT you must choose from the Youth Programme. 

3. Buy your ticket and choose your classes on checkout. You will also be asked at booking if you want to add any extras like show nights and event passes during the week. 

4. You will be asked on booking if you want to add accommodation. 

5. Pay and come along with a smile on your face and love in your heart.

Booking Shows/Events:

Decide what you want to see/do and book each event separately through the tickets page. 



Blindfold Bird holds the biggest discounts. It is bookable until May 14th and means that we haven't confirmed the full class and show programme yet. You will receive the programme before it goes public on 15th May. You will be asked to make your class choices before the 15th and if you do then you are GUARANTEED all your first choice classes. You can visit the classes page to see what we have so far and the artists page to see who is teaching. You will NOT be asked to choose classes at checkout during the Blindfold Bird season. 


This option still holds a discount and is available from May 15th - June 15th. From June 16th onwards you will pay full-price. The difference between Blindfold and Early is the confirmed programme. When booking on the Earlybird you will be asked to choose your classes on checkout. 


TILT Online started in 2021. Here you see some of the in-person classes being delivered online as well, so you can join the class from wherever you are in the world. We also have some teachers teaching via Zoom from their home country, these classes are also accessible through the TILT Online programme. TILT online basically means you are not attending in person but you are still joining the TILT famalam from where you are. You will also have the option to book performances to watch online that will be live streamed on performance nights. 


Promoters of Badassery is our super duper awesome programme for studios and studio owners. Get your own students to sign up to the TILT Online programme and let them train form your studio. In return you get some great benefits including cash contribution to point hire, free teacher places and free tickets to streamed shows. Check out the full info here.



We take your safety very seriously but we want to have an awesome fest as well, take a look at our Covid measures to find to exactly what we are doing. 


We have a number of volunteer opportunities and will be calling out for solid reliable volunteers to support us on the Festival. Volunteer opportunities available are:

Volunteer roles include:

  • Stewards

  • Merchandising & publicising

  • Audience information collection

  • Artist & young people liaison 

  • Get-in, set up and get-out

  • General helpers

Call out and application forms coming soon!


The class programme and performances are running from West Midlands Circus & Creation Centre, Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5RT during the Festival. Click on the links below and view the venues on Google map. 




There is onsite parking at WMCC for a limited number of vehicles. The car park is very busy during the day but there is a pay and display car park directly opposite for just £3 all day! There is no parking at the Tea Works so it's best to park near WMCC and walk round, it's a 3 minute walk. For evening performances on street parking directly outside WMCC is free after 6.30pm everyday.



TILT is head inside a Clean Air Zone and so charges to petrol vehicles aged 2005 and older, and diesel cars aged 2014 and older apply. 

Please check the vehicle registration checker here. 




All venues are accessible to each other by walking. The majority of events are being held at West Midlands Creation Centre (WMCC), and Tea Works is just a 3 minute walk from WMCC. 




WMCC is easily accessible by bus, train and walking. 

The Digbeth Coach Station and Moor Street and New Street Train Stations are in walking distance from the Centre. 


National Express and Megabus coaches all go to Digbeth Coach Station, just 6 minutes walk from WMCC. Local bus travel also stops at Digbeth Coach Station. 


Moor Street and New Street Train Stations are Birmingham City Centre's main train station stops, with fast and affordable travel from all over the country. Moor Street is a 10 minute walk and New Street 15 minutes. Click here for the walking route from Moor Street, and here for New Street.  




We are committed to access for all and so all the venues on the programme are wheelchair accessible and the class programme provides support for disabilities. These are class specific and so visit the relevant classes pages for information. Show nights are all disability accessible, and there is sign language interpretation on events. If you are an interpreter and interested to volunteer for the Festival then please do contact us, we would love to hear from you. 


If you are attending classes and have existing medical conditions you think we should be aware of then please make this clear during registration so we can make the relevant teachers aware of any pre-existing conditions or injuries that we should know about. 



Tickets for the masterclass programme and show tickets are all bookable online with some great discounts if you purchase class programme tickets and shows on top. Tickets are all via e mail and you will receive email confirmation of your booking. There is no need to print the confirmation (although it's best you do for your own records), as we will have all your ticket booking information when you arrive. 

Tickets for shows will be available to collect on the door, and we expect them to sell out fast so make sure you book in advance. 




TILT is a completely accessible Festival and we aim to make TILT as inclusive as possible. We recognise that there are people in the City that might find it more difficult to access the shows and the training due to financial difficulties, and so we have teamed up with a number of community organisations to give away 'journey tickets'. By purchasing a journey ticket, you will make it possible for someone to access the Festival who may otherwise not have been able to attend. The journey ticket is just £4 and covers travel via bus or train for local young people and adults with access needs to attend. The organisations we distribute tickets to include St. Basil's youth homelessness prevention, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Teenage Cancer Trust and BID Services Birmingham based at the Deaf Cultural Centre. So, why not do your bit and add on a journey ticket to your purchase, and if you're feeling generous you can even add on a show ticket as well. These options will be available to you when you make a purchase via the tickets page.




The official accommodation provider for the Festival is Adagio Hotels. just a few minutes walk from WMCC and 2 minutes from the town centre, they provide super clean facilities with both private and shared rooms available (in shared apartments), and apartments hold between 2 & 4 people.  They are also giving all those attending TILT Festival a discount on their already competitive prices. You can book directly with us through the booking tickets system and you will be asked when booking tickets if you require accommodation. More information to follow.


Purchasing Class Passes early gives you a Blindfold or Early Bird discount. Blindfold Bird means you can purchase a TILT ticket before the programme is released but have first dibs on all your class choices. Final programme is announced on 14th May so you will receive the full programme before this date to ensure you get all the best choices. Once the programme is released, Early Bird kicks in and is available until June 15th so get in there quick to save some pennies. Early Bird is not available on the day-to-day or youth programme. 




Class registration will take place throughout the day on Monday at WMCC, and for those attending on different days through the day-to-day programme, you will find a TILT member waiting for you at WMCC on your first morning. Please make sure you arrive early on that day so you have time to register before classes start. Registration will be open from 8am. 




Class Passes: Once a class pass is purchased it is fully refundable until May 31st. After May 31st it becomes non-refundable but it is transferable, so if you can get someone to fill your slot then you are welcome to do that. You just need to let us know so we can change the name details over. 


Show Tickets: Show tickets are fully refundable up to 5 days prior to the event. Less than 5 days the tickets are non-refundable but they are transferable, so if you can't go then you can ask someone else to go in your place. You just need to let us know so we can make the necessary name changes. 




Class passes MUST be purchased in advance and booking will close 3 hours prior to the start of the Festival's first day. You can purchase tickets after the start of the programme but you will need to pay full price and you will need to contact us. Show tickets will be available until all tickets are sold and we will close online ticket purchase when the show is sold out. There are only 120 seats available for shows so it's best to book online as we cannot guarantee ticket availability on the door. Outdoor shows on the Saturday are all free of charge and do not require ticket reservation. 



Artists are coming from all over the world to perform and teach on the Festival. Our full list and artist page will follow soon!




There will be a bar serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for show nights and we have a pop-up café at WMCC will open for food and drinks throughout the Festival at the Festival Pop-Up Cafe. Alcohol is not permitted during classes and class times. 


During the class programme you are welcome to bring food with you for lunch, otherwise the pop-up café is onsite for vegan friendly lunch and plenty of fresh coffee. 



We know how unreliable British weather can be so keep your eyes pinned to our social media during the Festival for updates on the free outdoor shows. Of course we're keeping our fingers crossed for blue sky and scorching sunshine, but if that's not the case then performance times may vary. Go to our Be Social page to connect on our social media. 



We value your feedback and your comments as well as your photos and video clips of you doing cool stuff so please connect with us on social media through our Be Social Page, use the hastag #tilt22 and we re-gram and re-tweet from this hastag.