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Beginning on July 10th The Hippodrome Great Yarmouth is presenting a special edition of its world famous Summer Circus and Water Spectacular as The Hippodromes legendary owner Peter Jay celebrates 40 years of world class shows.  Peter Jay bought the Hippodrome Circus in 1978 and produced his first circus production in 1981. Since then Peter and the Jay family have gone on to revolutionise the circus world and establish themselves and The Hippodrome as one of the biggest and best shows around the world.  With a line-up of the world’s most dynamic, exciting and enthralling circus talent, this year’s Summer show is promising to be bigger and better than ever.

Jack Jay the show’s producer and ringmaster said

” We always try to make our shows bigger and better than ever, but this year we really wanted to go all out and make it the ultimate celebration not just of this amazing anniversary but also of circus in general.”

Owner of the The Hippodrome Circus Peter Jay

Peter Jay, who now describes his role as artistic curator of The Hippodrome said


“I’ve seen a lot of shows, and hundreds of circus performers during my 40 years here, but I really think this is our most exciting line-up yet, I can’t wait for people to come and experience not just the show but this magical building.”


The show will feature some favourites from recent years including the breath taking Motorbike Globe of Death Riders alongside some never before seen acrobatic street talents direct from Chicago USA. And of course beautiful synchronized swimmers within the legendary Water Spectacular.

It was Peter that also restored the unique sinking ring water feature to The Hippodrome‘s shows in 1981 and he is very keen for people to come and enjoy this truly unique spectacle.

Peter said “The Hippodrome is so much more than just the circus show itself, the water feature alone is an internationally recognised heritage sight and one of only 3 left globally. There’s also our incredible backstage museum which gives you a chance to really immerse yourself in this magical building. Whether you are a regular to our shows or are thinking of coming for the first time, this is the year to do it!”

Ben Jay, The Hippodromes general manager and also technical director encouraged people to come along saying.

“Forget any preconceptions you might have about circus, our shows here are really like no other. This is now one of the most technically advanced shows you will see. Think The Greatest Showman, Britain’s Got Talent and a pop concert all rolled into one!”




Acts are already arriving from all over the world to form a superstar cast of circus talent, Including the USA, Finland, Belgium, Portugal and Brazil.

The show will be hosted by Hippodrome favourite Jack Jay. Jack, who also produces and directs the shows will be joined by madcap Scottish comedian and family favourite Johnny Mac, who can’t wait to get the mayhem started.

“This summer is gonna be so much fun, we want to create a real party atmosphere and I can guarantee families will be leaving saying “I’m enjoying myself”

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The Summer Circus and Water Spectacular 2019

Shows 10th July – 15th September

Adult £19-£24 Concession £16-£20 Child £11-£15

Web: bookings.yarmouthhippodrome.co.uk
Box Office: 01493 844172