Zippos Circus




Covid-19 Health & Safety


We have a dedicated page explaining the changes we have made since reopening in 2020. Please see


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?


The maximum number we can seat together is six people. But if you have a larger 'bubble' please arrive together and we will seat you as a six, leave the empty seats for the required social distancing and then seat the rest of your party in the next seats.


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 ushers will take you to your seats. 


When should I arrive?


Due to the extra time needed to seat everyone socially distanced, we are opening the doors between 45 minutes and 1 hour 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 QR code on the ticket, 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.


Where is the circus currently performing?


Have a look at the homepage of our website and you can see our current location. Click on Tickets and you'll find all future locations including a full address, dates 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's the First Night Preview?


We call the first show in a new location the First Night 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 usually sells out in advance. 


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 3 pm show, you should be out by 5 pm.


Shopkeeper's 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). 

If you cannot attend on the date stamped on your ticket, you can book for a different show excluding 3 pm shows on Saturdays and Sundays.


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. 


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