Circus

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Circus Funtasia

All-human circus with acrobatic, comedy and aerial performers.

Imperial Recreation Ground, Exmouth

Wed 10 Jul

£8 / 07706168507

Thu 11 Jul

£8 / 07706168507

Fri 12 Jul

£8 / 07706168507

…and 2 more dates until 14 Jul

Monkton Park, Chippenham

Fri 28 Jun

£8 / 07706168507

Sat 29 Jun

£8 / 07706168507

Sun 30 Jun

£8 / 07706168507

Ponsandane Field, Penzance

Wed 24 Jul

£8 / 07706168507

Thu 25 Jul

£8 / 07706168507

Fri 26 Jul

£8 / 07706168507

…and 2 more dates until 28 Jul

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Circus Zyair

A magical circus experience for all the family, including jugglers, acrobats, magic, high wire, the wheel of death and a whole bunch more colourful acts.

Birkenhead Park

Wed 25 Sep

£2.99–£110

Thu 26 Sep

£6–£110

Fri 27 Sep

£6–£110

…and 2 more dates until 29 Sep

Dalkeith Library

Tue 23 Jul

Sold out / 0131 663 2083

Wed 24 Jul

Sold out / 0131 663 2083

Thu 25 Jul

Sold out / 0131 663 2083

Dean's of Huntly

Mon 15 Jul

£8.99–£11.99 / 01466 792086

Tue 16 Jul

£8.99–£11.99 / 01466 792086

Wed 17 Jul

£8.99–£11.99 / 01466 792086

Also at:

…and at 2 other places

Circus Extreme

A circus performance that has been five years in the making. Circus Extreme features extreme stunts and classic clown escapades, with performers including Danguir Troupe and Mustafa Danger.

Gyle Park, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Jun

£12–£36

Fri 28 Jun

£12–£36

Sat 29 Jun

£12–£36

…and 7 more dates until 7 Jul

intu Braehead, Glasgow

Thu 25 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 885 7051

Fri 26 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 885 7051

Sat 27 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 885 7051

…and 7 more dates until 4 Aug

Queen's Links, Aberdeen

Thu 11 Jul

Times to be confirmed / £12–£36

Fri 12 Jul

Times to be confirmed / £12–£36

Sat 13 Jul

Times to be confirmed / £12–£36

…and 8 more dates until 21 Jul

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Zippo's Circus: The Magnificent Top Hat

Zippo's Circus celebrates more than 250 years of circus entertainment with amazing acts of acrobatics, comic clowns and daredevils.

Auction Mart, Inverurie

Mon 22 Jul

Times to be confirmed / £7.50–£26 / 0871 210 2100

Tue 23 Jul

Times to be confirmed / £7.50–£26 / 0871 210 2100

Wed 24 Jul

Times to be confirmed / £7.50–£26 / 0871 210 2100

Bannister's Field, Guildford

Tue 1 Oct

£10.50–£27.50 (Children £9–£21.50) / 0871 210 2100

Wed 2 Oct

£10.50–£27.50 (Children £9–£21.50) / 0871 210 2100

Thu 3 Oct

£10.50–£27.50 (Children £9–£21.50) / 0871 210 2100

…and 3 more dates until 6 Oct

Eel Brook Common, Fulham, London

Thu 5 Sep

£10.50–£27.50 (Children £9–£21.50) / 0871 210 2100

Fri 6 Sep

£10.50–£27.50 (Children £9–£21.50) / 0871 210 2100

Sat 7 Sep

£10.50–£27.50 (Children £9–£21.50) / 0871 210 2100

…and 3 more dates until 10 Sep

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…and at 7 other places

Midsummer Solstice Fire Show

Join the West End Festival on the longest day of the year, for a unique evening of fire theatre, circus skills, music & storytelling. Join performers from the fantastic Think Circus who will enrapture you with a specially written story told through expressive fire performance, atmospheric music, awesome feats of…

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Fri 21 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9599

Part of West End Festival.

  • 22:00

Circus Wonderland

Family-friendly circus featuring high flying acrobats, tumblers and clowns.

King George V Playing Fields, Cosham

Wed 3 Jul

£7.70 / 07531 612240

Thu 4 Jul

£7.70 / 07531 612240

Fri 5 Jul

£7.70 / 07531 612240

…and 2 more dates until 7 Jul

Shalford Park, Surrey

Thu 20 Jun

£12.10–£16.50 (£9.90–£14.30; Children £7.70) / 07531 612240

Fri 21 Jun

£12.10–£16.50 (£9.90–£14.30; Children £7.70) / 07531 612240

Sat 22 Jun

£12.10–£16.50 (£9.90–£14.30; Children £7.70) / 07531 612240

Sun 23 Jun

£12.10–£16.50 (£9.90–£14.30; Children £7.70) / 07531 612240

The Views, Fleet

Wed 26 Jun

£7.70 / 07531 612240

Thu 27 Jun

£7.70 / 07531 612240

Fri 28 Jun

£7.70 / 07531 612240

…and 2 more dates until 30 Jun

Drummohr Midsummer Festival

Vision Mechanics, Leith's immersive visual theatre-makers, are hosting a summer festival for the first time. The one-day festival is for all the family and will include circus, aerial, storytelling, puppetry, food & drink and live music.

Drummohr House, Prestonpans

Sun 23 Jun

£10–£15 (Children £5–£7.50)

  • 14:00 – 22:00

Cirque du Soleil: Toruk

New Cirque du Soleil show inspired by James Cameron's Avatar.

Manchester Arena

Thu 20 Jun

£35.25–£79 / 0844 847 8000

Fri 21 Jun

£35.25–£79 / 0844 847 8000

Sat 22 Jun

£35.25–£79 / 0844 847 8000

Sun 23 Jun

£35.25–£79 / 0844 847 8000

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Wed 26 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

Thu 27 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

Fri 28 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

…and 2 more dates until 30 Jun

Bridgwater Quayside Festival

One of the must see and go to festivals in Somerset is the Quayside Festival in Bridgwater, Sedgemoor’s free outdoor summer festival. The festival celebrates culture and diversity and Bridgwater’s roots as a historic riverside port and best of all it is FREE to attend! The festival hosts live music, indoor and outdoor…

The Engine Room, Bridgwater

Sat 20 Jul

Free / 01278 433187

The Lagunitas Beer Circus

Lagunitas hosts this circus spectacular, featuring more than a hundred performers across two stages. Witness burlesque and sideshow acts, aerialists, live music and games – and, of course, beers a-plenty to sample.

Flat Iron Square, London SE1

Sat 20 Jul

£20 / 0207 940 7183

Our City Dances Festival

Saturday 29 June, 2pm – 7pm Our City Dances festival of dance is back, bursting out of venues and spaces across central Brighton, Queens Park and Tarner over the weekend of Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June. With BSL interpereted events throughout the festival we celebrate the global language of dance, encouraging all…

Brighton & Hove

Sat 29 Jun

Free / 01273 696 844

Sun 30 Jun

Free / 01273 696 844

Various venues: Brighton

Sat 29 Jun

Free / 01273 696 844

  • 14:00 – 19:00

Sun 30 Jun

Free / 01273 696 844

  • 14:00 – 19:00

StrongWomen in Science

A new show starring two women scientists turned circus performers. This 35 minute performance is followed by 25 minute hands-on activities around circus science experiments. Ever wanted to know how you balance a chair on your chin, if you can juggle liquid, or how circus performers eat fire? StrongWomen Aoife and Maria…

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Fri 30 Aug

£10 / 01223 332900

Sat 31 Aug

£10 / 01223 332900

Synthesis

Synthesis is a fund to encourage scientists and artists working in the performing arts to develop ideas together which bridge different worlds. Following the success of the initial pilot project in 2016, proposals were again invited earlier this year and this will be an opportunity to share the two selected arts/ science…

Pontio, Bangor

Sat 22 Jun

Free but ticketed / 01248 382828

Aerial Edge: All Stars

Come and be dazzled and amazed by the Aerial Edge All Stars! These talented bunch of new circus performers have worked with Aerial Edge over the last year to learn, improve and show off a range of circus talents. These new performers will be showing off their talents and skills in a showcase, suitable for all ages…

Merchant Square, Glasgow

Sun 28 Jul

Free / 0141 552 3038

Alexander the Great

Come and let Alexander the Great show off his circus skills - in an interactive show that lets you join in as well. Fringe by the Sea regular Alexander the Great creates shows full of fun, combining, magic, dancing, games, lights and fun with bubbles. Fancy yourself as an acrobat? Think you can manage to spin a plate?

The Lighthouse Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Sat 10 Aug

£5

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Simpson & Marwick Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Fri 9 Aug

£5

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Be a Star! Inclusive workshop

Come along to The Courtyard’s inclusive week of arts activities! From drama to dancing to arts & crafts. Make new friends, have fun and be a star! All practitioners and staff are experienced in working with young people who may have special educational needs and/or disabilities. Recommended ages 8 – 15…

The Courtyard, Hereford

Mon 12 Aug

£100 / 01432 340555

Tue 13 Aug

£100 / 01432 340555

Wed 14 Aug

£100 / 01432 340555

…and 2 more dates until 16 Aug

Big Kid Circus

This year Big Kid Circus introduces an exciting mix of amazing new artistes! An incredible troupe from Cuba present a variety of acts, including the marvellous Teeter Board, a Russian Bar, a Double Aerial Hoop, a Triple Aerial Trapeze Bar and Roller Skating! While from Russia there is the excitement of the German Wheel…

Howden Park, Livingston

Tue 16 Jul

£7.99–£22 / 07766552211

  • 19:00

Wed 17 Jul

£7.99–£22 / 07766552211

  • 15:00
  • 19:00

Thu 18 Jul

£7.99–£22 / 07766552211

  • 15:00
  • 19:00
…and 3 more dates until 21 Jul

Strathallan Games Park, Stirling

Tue 9 Jul

£7.99–£22 / 07766552211

  • 19:00

Wed 10 Jul

£7.99–£22 / 07766552211

  • 15:00
  • 19:00

Thu 11 Jul

£7.99–£22 / 07766552211

  • 15:00
  • 19:00
…and 3 more dates until 14 Jul

Cheese and Chilli Festivals

The Cheese and Chilli Festival is a family show offering something for everyone. There are approximately 100 trade stands selling cheese and chilli associated products as well as craft and retail goods. Entertainments include Crazy Golf, Human Sized Table Football, Punch & Judy, Balloon modelling, Magic Shows, a…

Miadenhead Town Moor, Maidenhead

Sat 22 Jun

Times vary / £6–£8

Sun 23 Jun

Times vary / £6–£8

Chores

Chores is the story of two typical young boys playing in their messy bedroom. Suddenly, their mother's alarming screams rattle the boys back in to acrobatic action. A generous serving of comedy and chaotic acrobatics accompanies every attempt at cleaning their room and doing their chores. Inspired by slapstick legends…

South Street Arts Centre, Reading

Fri 28 Jun

£9–£10 / 0118 960 6060

Sat 29 Jun

£9–£10 / 0118 960 6060

Chores

Families will love this wild circus-comedy adventure all the way from Australia! Chores is an action-packed 60-minute show, jam-packed with acrobatics, juggling, unicycling, cheeky humour and other amazing skills. Two brothers must hurry to clean their room before their mum comes back. What could possibly go wrong? With a…

Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington

Sat 13 Jul

£6–£24 / 020 8977 7558

Circa - Humans

Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble Ten acrobats take us on a stirring journey of what it means to be human, and of how our bodies, our connections, and our aspirations all form part of who we are. Exploring the physical limits of their bodies as they are pushed to the extreme they question how much we can…

The Lowry, Salford

Mon 16 Sep

Quays Theatre

£14–£17 / 08432 086000

Tue 17 Sep

Quays Theatre

£14–£17 / 08432 086000

Circus 1903

Roll up! Roll up!   Experience all the thrills and daredevil entertainment of a turn-of-the-century circus when Circus 1903 rolls in to Salford this Winter.   The show includes sensational life-sized elephants stunningly created by puppeteers from War Horse, putting elephants back in the ring as never before. The circus…

The Lowry, Salford

Tue 19 Nov

Lyric Theatre

£18–£45.50 / 08432 086000

Wed 20 Nov

Lyric Theatre

£18–£45.50 / 08432 086000

Thu 21 Nov

Lyric Theatre

£18–£45.50 / 08432 086000

…and 3 more dates until 24 Nov

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams

An unashamedly joyful mix of astonishing stunts, astounding circus skills and enchanted adventure, which follows the magical journey of two little Ethiopian brothers, Bibi and Bichu, who dream of joining the circus.

Pontio, Bangor

Fri 19 Jul

£15 (Students £10; Children £10)

Sat 20 Jul

£15 (Students £10; Children £10)

Sun 21 Jul

£15 (Students £10; Children £10)

…and 2 more dates until 23 Jul