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“best show in norfolk”
Review of Hippodrome Circus

Hippodrome Circus
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: World Class Circus shows all year round. Easter Pirates adventure, Summer Spectacular featuring legendary Water Spectacular. Halloween Spooktacular show and Christmas Spectacular. One of only 3 purpose built circus buildings left in the entire world, with original sinking ring feature. Built in 1903
Thetford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“best show in norfolk”
Reviewed 5 January 2012

what another fantastic show well worth the money.the acts were superb nothing i had seen before.the little gymnasts were so sweet.the older girls were a treat for my husband what great dancers and swimmers.what a quick costume change for the girls.but i did miss johnny mac

Visited December 2011
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Southwold, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A truly stunning show!”
Reviewed 4 January 2012

This was the first time we had visited the Hippodrome Circus and we were very happily surprised at the quality of the show. It would be difficult to find fault. The costumes, choreography, lighting, music and performances were all of the highest standard. It was a dynamic atmosphere in which it was clear that the intention of the Hippodrome team was to provide a positive and memotable experience for all. The show has so many dimensions to it that there was something to please everyone. Small children were amused at the comedy, families were entranced by the spectacle and older people were no doubt nostalgic for the theatre in which Circus performance has somehow survived for over a century! Everything was fairly and sensibly priced - programmes, refreshments and interval ice creams making it an affordable experience for all concerned. Peter Jay who produces and directs the show is a credit to live performance given his passion for entertainment. His son Jack is a remarkably confident and competent performer for someone so young and the entire cast deserve praise for an exemplary performance. The Trio Serik produced some breathtaking acrobatics and the wonderful Estelle Clifton dancers managed to keep smiles on their faces despite the number of shows they had performed. Ben Coles is a very talented support and it all provided for a truly spectacular performance. We are now hooked and will certainly be regular visitors from now on.

Visited December 2011
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Norfolk
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Fantastic show - you must go!”
Reviewed 2 January 2012

The Christmas show was great! Took two friends who had never been before and they loved it. Have now been to both summer and Christmas shows several times now. The acts are so talented and it's great to see the artists helping out with other jobs such as selling popcorn! It seems like a real family. Well done to the Jays for keeping this venue and the circus alive. As for the water spectacular - this is so special. If you haven't been then you should do so!

Visited December 2011
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
318 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Fantastic Winter Show”
Reviewed 28 December 2011

Well presented, top class acts, loved the bar and lounge area
Great night out.

Visited December 2011
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Christmas Circus”
Reviewed 28 December 2011

Excellent two hour show. Great fun for all the family.

Visited December 2011
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