Bernie Bennett

Bernie Bennett creates highly skilled comedy, self-contained tightrope shows and inventive solo walkabouts.

After studying at the LondonSchool of Mime and the Circus Space, Bernie began performing street theatre shows at Covent Garden, London. His shows already included wire walking and he specialised in this skill after a season as a juggler with Glyndebourne Opera, where he worked with the master wirewalker Brian Andro, of Cirque Du Soleil.

Since then Bernie Bennett has appeared at festivals all over the world, with his unique combination of outrageous comedy characters, hilarious audience participation and nail-biting tricks on the high wire.

TV appearances include You Bet (ITV) where he walked blindfold up a steeply inclined  wire to 25ft, then backwards down the incline on the other side, all within three  minutes.

Aside from his skills on the tightrope, Bernie Bennett is a proper renaissance man. He has a BSc in pharmacology, an MSc in Psychology and speaks fluent Spanish.


Performance Styles

  • Shows
  • Walkabouts
  • Christmas
  • Illuminated