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Giffords Circus relaxed performances

October 1st 2019

 The Cuban acrobats (c)Gem Hall 2019 The Cuban acrobats (c)Gem Hall 2019

Following the success of our relaxed performances in 2019 we are once again doing two ‘relaxed’ performances during our 2020 tour.

But what is a relaxed performance?

Relaxed performances are perfect for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment – including those with an autism spectrum condition, dementia or learning disability.

What we do differently to a regular circus show…

·         you can make noise during the show (although being at the circus is usually quite a noisy affair!)

·         you can come and go as you please, we keep the entrances to the tent open
the lights in the audience will be up so that it’s not too dark

·         there are less audience members, so you have more space than a regular show

·         if you need a break there are chill out areas in the front of house with toys and games
we make small changes to the lights and sound so that the performance is more accessible if you have sensory sensitivities and less ‘surprises’

·         The show remains the same, the same music and acts and of course mischief and mayhem.

 The 2020 dates for the relaxed shows are:

1pm Monday, 18th May at Daylesford Organic farm, Kingham, GL56 0YG book tickets online here

1pm Monday, 17th August at Barrington, OX18 4TB book tickets online here