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Circus Party In The Park

Saturday 14 July 2018

A fun-filled day of performances and activities


Brampton Park

We’re pitching a Big Top tent and filling Brampton Park with a whole variety of FREE, fun-filled performances and activities to celebrate the magical phenomenon of circus!


Marking the 250th Anniversary of the invention of circus in the town where Philip Astley – father of modern day circus was born, this free event is a perfect day out for all the family!

Bring the whole family on the day and:

  • Marvel at Corey Pickett’s ‘Silent Show’ – the loudest silent street show you will ever see, combining circus, music and physical theatre for a brilliantly bonkers performance!
  • Get involved in Workshops with Circus Sensible – learn how to juggle, attempt to spin a plate and find out who in your family can Hula Hoop the longest in these circus skills workshops. All ages welcome!
  • Witness exhilarating fire juggling from Paul Silver – whose mix of astounding fire juggling, stilt walking and humourous comedy will delight all
  • Enjoy Performance poetry – written by a host of writers including Stephen Seabridge, Poet Laureate for the City of Stoke-on-Trent, and performed and produced by the New Vic and Hikapee Circus Theatre
  • Dance along to Live Music from Jake Leg Jugg Band – whose acoustic Jazz, Blues & Ragtime sounds are the perfect accompaniment to this action packed day

Plus: Face Painting, Balloon Modelling, Circus Crafts


All ages can enjoy this FREE day of events. So, pack a picnic and join us at Brampton Park to celebrate the 250th anniversary of circus in style!

A full schedule of events will be available on the day. Keep visiting our website or call our Box Office team on 01782 717962 for more information and to keep up-to-date with all the news about Circus Party-in-the-Park

PARKING: A limited number of parking spaces are available at Brampton Park and on Brampton Road. The following businesses and organisations on Brampton Road, have generously offered their car parks: Aspire Housing, Knights Llp and Synectics Solutions. The New Vic’s car park is also only short walk, via Granville Avenue. All cars parked at owners’ own risk.


Part of New Vic Theatre’s Circus Past, Present and Future season. Click here for more information.

Saturday 14 July 2018

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