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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
Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

The 3 of us had a cracking time watching the Circus acts followed by the water show during our holiday in Yarmouth this year, will definitely revisit the Hippodrome sometime soon. The place is as interesting as the actual performance, with all the old props, posters and even a visit to the toilet is a step back in time with all the old signs on display! Also the beer/cider is reasonable priced. Hopefully this place can entertain many more folks over the next 110 years..

1  Thank bigteeowl
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

We enjoyed the show full of exciting acts to watch, good fun and entertaining for all the family, I highly recommend any one to go along and enjoy what they see.

1  Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

Really disappointing, the same old acts and not so funny attempts at clowning by the owners son! Even the water finale is tired.
A circus without animals is nothing more than a variety show and it is a shame that Peter Jay, who so passionately defended the use of animals in the circus during a 30 minute television debate on the subject, has taken the easy option. Hero or Villain?...Villain. Shame on you Mr. Jay.

6  Thank MaldonGastronomie
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

First of all I am not sure what people expect from a venue that has been open for over 100 years - the charm of the place is great!

This was our second visit in 2 years and one of the highlights we were looking forward to this year.

Good Points:
- Venue is charming
- Disabled friendly - when we called to book and advised on disabled seats they were really accommodating
- Acrobatics/Dancers/Water show was fantastic - much better than 2012
- Advisable to book early and look for offers it can save you money
- Audience participation!

Negative Points

- Don't buy a flashing twirly light thing - they last about half an hour and getting replacement batteries is a nightmare
- Although the acts were great we thought the humour was wooden - we preferred the dad and son act from previous years.

Other than that we will be coming back next year!

2  Thank Darren B
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

The Hippodrome Circus was an excellent night out. Lots of acts,colour,excitement and fun. There was actrobatics, crossbow act, clowns,but not the traditional ones, dancing girls etc. The show finished with a aqua act. The ring being immersed in water and swimmers and actrobactics. I highly recommend this circus.

1  Thank jnRadcliffe
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