28 March 2018

Run away to the circus this Easter!

Run away to the circus this Easter!
Fantasic For Families

The circus has been entertaining England for 250 years and the fun isn’t stopping any time soon. As part of our Fantastic for Families campaign, designed to get families of all shapes and sizes experiencing the arts together, we’re encouraging everyone to find their nearest circus this Easter!

Jenny Daly, head of our campaign, says: “we spotlight venues and events around the country that are Fantastic for Families, we work with venues to make sure family members from 8 months to 80 years old can enjoy art, culture and entertainment together and can share a creative experience. The circus is one such experience!”

There’s a whole host of circus events on offer over Easter, such as NoFit State’s Lexicon, a big top performance in Newcastle-under-Lyme, the birthplace of the father of modern circus, Philip Astley. Lexicon combines traditional elements of circus, from acrobatics to clowning, but adds new and immersive elements that will leave the full family mesmerised.

In Ipswich, DanceEast are blending the circus with the work of Hans Christian Anderson. What The Moon Saw follows lonely young artist Jack as he spends his first night in a new house. As Jack gazes out at the moon, the audience is taken on an adventure from a dragon who is unable to breathe fire in China to a chimney sweep who dances on rooftops in London.

From Bangor’s A Tiger’s Tale to the Little Mermaid in York and Salford, children’s classics are getting a circus makeover all over the UK. 

At the Albany in Deptford, don’t miss Tweedy's Slapstick Symphony, a comical tale of what happens when clowning meets a symphony concert. And magic fans should make sure to catch Morgan & West: More Magic for Kidz, a time-travelling show full of crazy capers for the young, old, and everyone in-between!

You can find more ideas on how to spend time together as a family this Easter, from circus to cinema, theatre to dance and everything between, on our event listings page.

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