Nights at the Circus

Theatre (physical theatre)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Audio Described
    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 2 years

Description

In a circus after the lights have been turned off, four characters emerge in the darkness slowly revealing their desires, hunger and inner conflicts. Part mythical, part real, they define their own sense of sexuality and identity. Tension builds as the characters exist in their own separate worlds until a moment of destruction brings them together in an orgy of bodies, textures and emotions. Nights at the Circus is a provocative performance created by award-winning learning disabled and non-disabled artists which enthrals and disrupts.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Audio Described
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Through main door and down a short corridor.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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


Audio described performances

  • Dates: 13 August, 14 August, 15 August, 16 August, 17 August, 18 August, 19 August, 20 August, 21 August, 22 August, 23 August, 24 August
  • Type: Integrated
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.
  • More about this show: Listen to audio flyer

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 13 August, 14 August, 15 August, 16 August, 17 August, 24 August, 23 August, 22 August, 21 August, 20 August, 19 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:

  • Performer goes into audience area
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • 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
  • An intermission
  • Permission to engage with performer

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

Nicola Jones 85 days ago

I absolutely loved it. Really brave, honest and self exposing visual exploration of sex, sexuality and gender by people with disabilities. Really powerful. Twin peaks meets real life. This is the show the guardian rattlers should be giving 4 and 5 star reviews to if they were as woke as they like to project they are. Confrontational and taboo in the way cutting edge art is before the rest of us get over ourselves.


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The Circus Diaries 82 days ago

Nights at the Circus has a unique style, and an ability to provoke and play; this performance is sure to leave your senses tingling.

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 89 days ago

When the audience enter the performance space at Zoo Playground we are met with a curious sight. A tall, seemingly male-presenting character is beckoning us in. Meanwhile, a performer covered in hair cowers on the floor and on a mattress lays a siren who gazes up at the ceiling.  The...

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