Chevalier – Hobbyhorse Circus

Children's Shows (circus, family-friendly)

  • Accessibility:
    Relaxed Performance
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


An irresistibly charming homage to the magnificent circus horses and the silent movie era. Inspired by the history of traditional horse circuses, the skilful ringmaster performs acrobatics, juggling and balancing with an amazing cast of hobby horses. As the horses take centre stage, part of the story is told in short silent movies. The artist's innovative and playful work with the hobby horses brings the magic of circus alive! Chevalier won the Finnish Children's and Youth's Theatre Award in 2021. Race Horse Company's Super Sunday was a Total Theatre Award nominee of 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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General venue access

  • Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: There are 12 steps into space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 15 August, 22 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Character Introduction Details
  • Additional information: Information not supplied

Be aware that this show features:

  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Permission to engage with performer
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • Performer goes into audience area
  • An intermission
  • Audience chill out area

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Yeewei 42 days ago

This is a great show for toddlers and children. My 2 year old was kept entertained throughout, and so was I!
Well done.

Fi Brown 44 days ago

I loved this show, which I attended as an unaccompanied adult. The performer comes across as such a lovely person and his acrobatics are impressive. The wee film clips are great and the whole show is really imaginative and utterly charming. Take your wee kids.

James Gorman 52 days ago

Fun show for adults and kids of all ages. My 2-year-old was entertained the whole way through and laughed out loud at several points. Highly recommended!

Ben Behrens 53 days ago

Brilliant show! Really engaging performer doing circus skills, clowning and interacting with video. Hugely creative with so much going on - the kids in the audience were spellbound and the adults loved it too. Take your little ones!

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FringeReview 40 days ago

A lovely family show centred around a bunch of hobby horses that miraculously come alive in front of our eyes. The 45 minutes fly by and are thoroughly enjoyed by both the young and those young at heart.

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Theatre Weekly (4/5 stars) 42 days ago

Kalle Lehto masterfully combined the traditional acts with modern charm.

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 45 days ago

There are squeals and gasps of wonder throughout.

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 53 days ago

Chevalier’s Hobbyhorse Circus truly inspires a bygone era and brings it to the modern day with a fresh approach. This is an experience that isn’t just different but very special indeed.

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