Colm O’Grady

Colm O’Grady was born in the heart of Dublin, Ireland. He’s been professionally creating circus theatre shows for 20 years touring 27 countries with theatre companies, circus troupes, cabarets, with numerous duos, as a solo circus performer and clown.

Colm studied for 2 years with Philippe Gaulier at l’Ecole Philippe Gaulier. He has followed a series of master classes over a 6 year period with movement and theatre maestro Monika Panyeaux culminating in her book ‘Inside, Outside’.

Since 2011 he has studied the clown pedagogy of master teacher Michel Dallaire at Hangar du Mines biannually.

Straight from a season with the renowned Ohlala show in Zurich, with an incredible line up of acts. Colm is currently playing with Palazzo (Vienna, Austria) as one of the main protagonists for their production Glücksjäger for the third winter season running in their beautiful Spiegel Tent. 

Summer 2017 he will be touring festivals in Europe with his 3 solo street theatre shows- Hot Potato, Yodel and Cirque de Sally.

Colm is one half of the renowned duo Naked Lunch with Kevin Brooking, an Ouch and Zirk co-production ( with over 11.5 million hits on Youtube. They will be touring in America and Europe this coming Spring.

O’Grady’s latest work as a director is with Tumble CircusStarman’.

 O’Grady is a co-founded Clowns Without Borders Ireland in 2007, where he is in the role of director. (


Photo: Benard Boccara