We spent a fantastic Sunday afternoon this weekend visiting Paulos Circus in York. The Circus is held at Roko Health Club in York and is on until Sunday 29th April. It’s really easy to find (you can’t miss the big top tent!) and exceptionally easy to park!
We collected our tickets for the “sell out” 2pm performance and joined the queue. The doors opened at 1.30pm and we were lucky enough to find ring side seats – what a view! If you are planning on visiting, it’s best to get there early as seat choices are on a first come first served basis. We arrived about 1.15pm and had no problems finding front row seats.
Whilst waiting for the circus to start there is freshly made popcorn available to buy as well as other snacks. We bought a couple of bags and it certainly lived up to it’s mouth-watering smell!
The show was opened by a countdown, which added to the atmosphere and suspense. The opening act was a mind boggling balancing act as two men spun round 2 large wheels – a little like a hamster wheel.
The following stunts and acts consisted of knife throwers, tight rope walkers and a juggler. Each performance was extremely professional and certainly kept us all on the edge of our seats. There were lots of “oohs and aahs” from the audiences as well as plenty of “boo’s and cheers”. The music and lighting was fantastic.
In between each act we were entertained by a character called Mr N, who was incredibly funny and charismatic. As many people have a phobia of clowns he made a very good substitute. He kept the audiences attention as the next act was set up.
We loved the whole show but for us the highlight of the show was Laser Man. He created the best laser light show I have ever watched. The kids, my hubby and I were mesmerised!
Here’s a small snapshot.
The show lasted around 70 minutes, which was perfect. There wasn’t an interval which worked well, as there wasn’t a chaotic rush to the toilets or queues for snacks. There were plenty of toilets available and we found the staff in the box office, directing people to their seats, selling popcorn and light up spinners to be really friendly.
Each ticket costs a very reasonable £7 each and we felt it was excellent value for money.
We definitely recommend the circus and guarantee that you won’t be disappointed. We’ll certainly be keeping our eyes open for the next time Paulos Circus is in town.
Paulos Circus can be found on Facebook.
*for the purpose of this honest review, I received five complementary tickets to Paulos Circus. All words and opinions are my own.