The Hippodrome Circus Great Yarmouth is the UK’s last remaining total circus building. It is a stunning bit of architectural design not to be missed, including a ring that sinks to reveal a giant water spectacular.
Each year The Hippodrome produces 4 completely unique, world class circus shows that are truly not to be missed.
Pirates Live! is an incredibly original live action pirate water show. It features breath-taking circus talent alongside actors, dancers, swimmers and even mermaids. All set in an in immersive set that includes a gigantic Pirate ship and utilises the Hippodromes pool like never before.
Pirates Live runs from April 2nd – April 26th
The Summer Spectacular is one of the UK’s most visited summer shows and this year will be bigger than ever before. Your host Jack Jay and comedian Johnny Mac present circus acts from around the world that will leave you amazed. This year some highlights include the legendary flying trapeze high in the circus roof and the jaw dropping Wheel of Death. All alongside the world famous Water show complete with fountains and synchronised show swimmers
Summer Spectacular runs from July 8th to September 20th
Each October The Hippodrome produce and fun theatre style production for the Halloween holidays. Written and directed by comedy duo Jack Jay and Johnny Mac the Halloween show is brilliant family fun, that has been a sell out success for the last 6 years.
Halloween Spooktacular will run over the October half term October 22nd to November 1st
And finally each year at the Hippodrome finishes with their Christmas Spectacular a magical mix of circus along with the festive spirit of Christmas. The Christmas Spectacular is now in its 18th year and is now recognised as one of the biggest and best Christmas shows across Europe.
This Christmas The Hippodrome welcomes back Norfolk comedy sensation Ben Langley who joins host Jack Jay and a huge circus cast of over 50 performers for his second year, following an incredible debut in 2019.
The Christmas Spectacular will begin 5th December until 10th January.
The Hippodrome also houses Peter Jay’s Backstage Museum. An amazing collection of props, memorabilia and artefacts from across this buildings illustrious history. It also shows short films explaining the technical aspects of the water show and video highlights from across the years. The museum is open after each performance.
The Hippodrome is a magical building that captures 117 years of circus history in an incredible intimate and unique auditorium that’s not to be missed.