Zippos Circus




Covid-19 Health & Safety


We have a dedicated page explaining our Covid-19 health and safety measures.


What are the seating options within the circus tent?


Have a look at our latest seating plan to see the different areas of the circus tent and the ticket prices. 


I made two bookings for my family. Can we sit together?


Yes. Please arrive together so we can ensure this happens. 


Can I choose a seat number? Is there allocated seating?


We do not have allocated seating. You simply book for a seating area of the circus tent (see the latest seating plan) and then when you arrive, our Front of House ushers will take you to your seats. 


When should I arrive?


We open the doors between 30 minutes and 45 minutes before showtime. Please queue outside with your whole group so you can be seated together.


Do I need to print my tickets?


Thank you for booking in advance. You do not need to print your tickets but can if you choose to. As long as we can see the ticket QR code, it is absolutely fine to show your tickets on your smartphone at the big top entrance when you arrive. 


Can I pay by card?


At the Ticket Office, you can pay by contactless debit card payment. We would also prefer contactless debit card payments at the cafe, if possible.


Can I take a pushchair/pram into the circus tent?


Unfortunately, due to fire regulations, pushchairs and prams are not allowed inside the big top. However, there is a designated 'Buggy Park' in our foyer tent where they can be left at your own risk. There is always a member of staff in the area as it is near to the cafe. 

You can only take in the car seat part of a 'travel system' as long it does not block the aisles or take up a seat. Children and babies under two years old, do not require a ticket as long as they sit on a parent or guardians' lap. 


Where is the circus currently performing?


There is a Locations section in the main menu on our website. Each location has a dedicated page including show information, a full address, travel information, dates, showtimes and a link to 'Book Now'. 


Do you have any discounts?


Zippos Circus has always been generous so yes, we do offer some discount codes. Have a look at the Zippos Circus Facebook Page under Offers and Events to see what's available right now. 

Also, if we are in your town and you see a shop displaying our poster, please do go inside as they have discount flyers to give out. You can take these to the on-site Ticket Office or use the code to book online at


Why can't I use a discount code for the first night?


We want everyone to be able to afford a trip to the circus so we regularly offer a First Night Preview with heavily discounted tickets. With tickets for all usually under £10 it does mean we can't offer further discounts.


What is the First Day Preview show?


We call the first show in a new location the First Day Preview. It is the same full-length show but we usually offer really cheap tickets. It's always best to book early as this night often sells out in advance.


How much are the tickets?


You can check the latest ticket prices on our website.

Children and babies under two years old, do not require a ticket as long as they sit on an accompanying parent or guardians' lap. 


How long is the show?


Allow two hours as the show is around 1 hour 50 minutes. We do include a 15-20 minute interval. So if you come to the 3pm show, you should be out by 5pm.


Does Zippos Circus have animals in the show?


No. We no longer have any animals in our show. You can read more here


Shopkeepers' Loyalty Ticket


Firstly, thank you for displaying a Zippos Circus poster. As stated on the ticket, this is for adults only and cannot be used for children. We do offer discounted tickets for accompanying children when booked at the same time.

Please bring the Loyalty Ticket to our on-site Ticket Office where it can be exchanged for tickets upon purchasing a souvenir programme (also available at the on-site Ticket Office).

The Ticket Office is in front of the circus tent so it's easy to find.

The Shopkeepers' Loyalty Ticket offer cannot be booked online; you must come to the on-site Ticket Office. We cannot reserve tickets so the only way to claim these tickets, and guarantee entry, is to come to the on-site Ticket Office. We are open from 9am to 8pm daily and are usually set up at least a day before the first show.

If you cannot attend on the date stamped on your ticket, you can book for a different show excluding the mid-afternoon weekend shows (3pm or 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays).

Do note, the Shopkeepers' Loyalty Ticket does not guarantee entry until you purchase the souvenir programme and receive the two adult tickets. This is especially important if it is a First Day Preview show as these usually sell out in advance.


I'm disabled. Do you offer a carer ticket?


If you are disabled and use a wheelchair, you can book a 'Wheelchair User' ticket online and it includes a ticket for an assistant. Simply choose the show you would like to attend at

If you are disabled and require a carer to be with you but are not a wheelchair user, please buy your ticket online and then email the Box Office Manager at who can arrange the extra ticket free of charge. 


Is Cirque Berserk the same as Zippos Circus?


The short answer is no. Cirque Berserk is a very different show to Zippos Circus. Here's a more detailed explanation: Is Cirque Berserk the same as Zippos Circus?


I'm a circus performer. Can I work for Zippos Circus?


We ask all circus performers to contact circus management by email. Please send an email to and include video links of your work (YouTube, etc), plus your visa status for performing in the UK and your availability.

We receive a lot of emails so please be patient. Sending a message to the Zippos Circus Facebook Page will not get a faster response. 


I'm a lighting technician/electrician/HGV driver, can I have a job?


Please send your CV by email to