The Hippodrome Circus - Theatre in Great Yarmouth, Great Yarmouth - Great Yarmouth

Hippodrome Circus

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The Hippodrome building is Britain's last surviving total circus building, of only three in the world to still feature its original sinking ring. 

Built in 1903 by circus showman George Gilbert and dubbed “one of the seven wonders of the British seaside”, you can see spectacular circus and water shows here.

Look out in the finales as the ring sinks, giant fountains appear and the circus swimmers take centre stage. Before the swimmers, you're sure to see a variety of international Artistes.

Presenting 4 brand new shows a year with the worlds greatest circus performers, Fun ,thrills and excitement with comedy galore from local legends JACK JAY and JOHNNY MAC and at Christmas BEN LANGLEY.  

Guide Prices

Prices vary please contact directly for further information.



  • Disabled access

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site light refreshments


  • Children welcome


  • Free Parking
  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:Just behind the 'Circus Circus Arcade' on Marine Parade.Accessible by Public Transport: Great Yarmouth station is 0 miles away.

The Hippodrome Circus


St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU

Tel: 01493 738877

Opening Times

* Open January, April, July, August, September, October and December. Please check website for show times and additional shows.