Britain is the traditional birthplace of Circus and has had its roots buried deep in the history for the last 250 years. While the UK hosts many travelling circuses, it is also home to some of the top circus acts in the world. Many classic circuses call Britain their home, and many travelling circuses started there, and still come home to perform there regularly.

Astral Circus

The world travelled Astral Circus provides more than just an entertaining performance. While they provide the traditional red and white tent for their performances, they also offer walkabout acts, workshops, street theatre and marquee hire. Their style, traditional in practice, has a gipsy-like look and feel and includes fire eaters, fire dancers, clowns, acrobats and tightrope walkers as were as the more modern acrobatic and aerial silk and rope acts.

Zippos Circus

Following in the footsteps of the man who created the circus 250 years ago, Philip Asterly, the Zippo Circus continues his legacy with a stunning display of equestrian acts. Engineered by Martin “Zippo” Burton 40 years ago, Zippos Circus has been voted as the best circus in Britain, and includes modern and traditional clowns, comic and daredevil acrobats, foot juggling, hand balance acts, and a ringmaster with a renown budgie show! Also said to be Scotland’s favourite circus the performances cover everything a good circus should, but their star performances are the equestrian displays.

The Insect Circus

A variety show like no other, The Insect Circus showcases traditional circus play with dramatic arts and trained aerialists. Dressed in bizarre and fantastic costumes and using surreal props and the audience’s imagination in no small for this, this show is a must-see. Compared to many it is a small operation, but the world you are transported to in one of a kind and unrivalled.