Giffords Circus 2016 Shows:
Directions, Parking and Facilities


Thank you for purchasing tickets to Giffords Circus. The particular venue details (and postcodes for satnavs) are detailed below. Please check tickets carefully as mistakes cannot be rectified at the venue on the day and tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE.

The Show

The show is performed in a white waterproof tent and lasts for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes (inc a 15 min interval). Customers are advised to arrive half an hour before show time, as this is when the doors open. Seating is unreserved. You should show your tickets to the Giffords Circus staff at the entrance of the tent before you go in. The seating consists of wooden benches. The show is suitable for all ages. There are no strobes or excessively loud bangs. Children under 3 years of age do not need a ticket if they sit on a lap.

Wheelchairs and those with Disabilities

Front of house circus staff are available to lend a helping hand to customers with disabilities, if they should require it. Those customers in wheelchairs must arrive at least half an hour before a show. Grounds are usually suitable for wheelchairs, however in the case of rain and/or possible flooding, wheelchairs can be lifted by front of house support. Wheelchair/disabled access is on ground level - go to FoH staff on the left hand side of the tent. They will assist. Carers may not necessarily be seated with w/c users - it depends on space on the day.


There are two blocks of loos at the circus, each with three individual units. There is also one disabled porta loo (which can also be used for baby changing).

Giffords Circus Sauce Restaurant

Circus customers have the option to dine at the circus after all evening performances, except for the penultimate day at a ground which is lunch. The meal must be booked in advance by telephoning our Box Office at the Everyman Theatre on 0845 459 7469. The cost is £30 per adult and £15 per child (under 14) for a 3 course meal. Customers can book out the whole restaurant exclusively for a special price – phone Box Office for details. The meal is a set menu using local produce and the Giffords Restaurant Manager will telephone before the date to check on any food allergies. It is your responsibility to notify Giffords of any allergies before your visit, or they will accept no responsibility for consequences.

The restaurant is not licensed so customers are welcome to bring their own drinks/wine etc.

Terms and Conditions

Tickets cannot be refunded but can be changed for another performance. One weeks' notice is required for exchanges and there is a charge of £2.00 per ticket.

PLEASE NOTE: Debit on your statement from card will appear as Everyman Theatre, NOT Giffords Circus.

Ground Information

Please note that postcodes to some venues are “nearest” postcodes to the field/village greens where we are located.

Fennells Farm (13 - 16 May & 22 -25 Sept)

Fennells Farm, Lypiatt, Stroud GL6 7NE

From Stroud, take the Bisley Road towards Lypiatt and Bisley for approximately 2.5 miles. Fennells Farm is on the left opposite Lypiatt Park.

Parking available. 

Sudeley Castle (19 - 31 May)

Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe GL54 5JD

Sudeley Castle is situated near Winchcombe, 8 miles north east of Cheltenham on the B4632 (A46), 10 miles from junction 9 of the M5. From Cheltenham take the B4632 signposted Prestbury and Winchcombe, this will take you over Cleeve Hill into the town of Winchcombe, follow the brown tourist signs to Sudeley Castle down Vineyard Street and up to the Castle entrance.

Parking available. 

Daylesford Organic, Kingham (3 - 6 June)

Daylesford Organic Farm, Kingham, GL56 0YG

Take the A436 between Stow on the Wold and Chipping Norton, past the sign for Kingham follow signs for Daylesford Farmshop.

Parking available. 

Blenheim Palace (9 - 13 June)

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP

Eight miles north-west of Oxford, on the A44 Evesham Road. The Palace is signposted from junction 9 of the M40. On arrival at Blenheim Palace please follow the “Giffords Circus” signs.

Parking available. 

Oxford (16 - 27 June)

Oxford University Parks, Oxford OX1 3QG

Oxford University Parks, Keble Road/Parks Road Junction. Keble Gate is the nearest entrance to the circus.

There is NO on-site parking. The surrounding streets offer pay and display.

Chiswick House & Gardens (30 June - 18 July)

Chiswick House & Gardens (Walled Garden), Great West Road, London W4 2RP

Take the A4 westbound from the Hogarth Roundabout and follow the brown signs for Chiswick House & Gardens.

There is a small pay and display car park next to the ground entrance. Reserved parking for our DISABLED CUSTOMERS ONLY. Many of the surrounding roads are residential and restrictions may apply.

Barrington (21 July - 1 August)

Directly opposite the Fox Inn, Great Barrington, Burford, Oxon OX18 4TB

From Cheltenham take the A40 towards Oxford. Take the turning on the left, sign posted for Great Barrington, just after the petrol station. Follow this road, the Circus will be on your left.

From Oxford take the A40 to Cheltenham, go straight over the Burford roundabout, take the tuning on the right, sign posted for Great Barrington, follow the road.

Parking available. 

Frampton on Severn (4 - 8 August)

Village green, Frampton Court Estate, Frampton on Severn GL2 7EP

Off the A38 from Gloucester, take the B4071 towards Frampton on Severn. The circus is situated on the village green on the left hand side.

Parking available. 

Minchinhampton (11 - 22 August)

Near to The Crown Pub, High Street, Minchinhampton, Glos GL6 9BN

Take the A419 from Cirencester to Stroud. As Aston Down, go left for Minchinhampton. Drive into the small village of Minchinhampton. The Crown Inn is on the corner. Drive up the road at the side of the pub. Follow the road around. The circus is situated opposite the church on the common.

Parking available. 

Marlborough Common (25 August - 5 September)

Near to the Golf Club, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 1DL

Marlborough is 10 miles south of junction 15 on the M4, off the A346. The common is at the top of town on the Swindon side by the playing fields.

Parking available. 

Cirencester (8 - 19 September)

Nr to the Mitsubishi Garage, Gloucester Road, Stratton, Cirencester GL7 2JY

Take the A417 towards Gloucester. We are on the right by the Mitsubishi Garage, half a mile from Cirencester town centre just before the turning on to the A435 Cheltenham Road.

Parking available. 

Fennells Farm (22 - 25 September)

Fennells Farm, Lypiatt, Stroud, GL6 7NE

From Stroud, take the Bisley Road towards Lypiatt and Bisley for approximately 2.5 miles. Fennells Farm is on the left opposite Lypiatt Park.

Parking available. 


There is onsite parking available at SOME of the grounds. There is NO on site parking for Oxford and very limited parking at Chiswick House and Gardens, allocated for disabled customers. Customers are advised to leave plenty of time to park vehicles. For Oxford and Chiswick House and Gardens venues, it is recommended that customers use 'park and ride' and /or public transport respectively.