image for Circus item typeChristmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show at The Hippodrome Circus

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Christmas Event, from 10 Dec 2016



Box Office

01493 844172


St Georges Road,
Great Yarmouth,
NR30 2EU

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show


The Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show has become one of East Anglia’s most popular Christmas shows with probably the largest cast in Europe, with over 50 performers making a spectacular alternative to traditional pantomimes.

This year The Hippodrome circus has a bold statement, they are ‘putting the WOW into Christmas'. And for host and co-producer Jack Jay this isn’t just a catchy phrase he really means it. We don’t want our show to just be a ‘part’ of peoples festive celebrations, we want it to be THE highlight.

This show simply cannot be seen anywhere else and is something completely different from a traditional pantomime.

Our Christmas show has become an integral part of peoples festive traditions in the Norfolk area and we really feel that this year will exceed everyone’s expectations.

As well as the unique water spectacle there are incredible and varied international circus thrills from outstanding international artistes and laughs galore.

Add to this the amazing skills of the Chermond Circus academy in Norwich, the Dance Estelle kids and you have a show that has everything, fun, thrills, excitement and spectacle more like a new blockbuster Las Vegas show than anything else in the whole of Europe that will really put the wow into Christmas.

Taking a trip into the magical world of circus at the Yarmouth Hippodrome is like taking a step back in time to a bygone age as you enjoy a night of breath-taking entertainment at the country’s only surviving permanent indoor circus building. Hailed as East Anglia’s mini Albert Hall, it is one of the town’s hidden treasures, nestling as it does, in a road behind Yarmouth’s Golden Mile.

The venue creates the perfect backdrop for a show that is a non-stop whirlwind of gymnasts, acrobats, aerial artistes and international acts that dazzle and amaze the audience in this fast paced family night out.

Towards the end of the show the venue comes into its own and as if from nowhere the floor gives way to create a pool where swimmers perform a synchronised swimming display that is the only place in Europe you can see a synchronised swimming show. Add to the mix some great music and lots of laughs and the Hippodrome Show is an absolute must.

With acts currently on route to Great Yarmouth from all over the world, preparations are in full swing for the Christmas show.

This exciting alternative to traditional pantomime is the Christmas Hippodrome Circus and Water Spectacular in Great Yarmouth, which provides an amazing experience for all the family.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 10 Dec 2016 14:00 18:00
Sun 11 Dec 2016 14:00
Sat 17 - Sat 24 Dec 2016 14:00 18:00
Mon 26 - Sat 31 Dec 2016 14:00 18:00
Sun 1 - Mon 2 Jan 2017 14:00
Sat 7 Jan 2017 14:00 18:00
Sun 8 Jan 2017 14:00
Thu 7 Dec 2017 - Sun 7 Jan 2018 14:00 18:00


Adults: £16.50-£22.50
OAPS: £14.5 - £18
Children (under 14 years) £10.50 - £14.50

Family ticket (evenings only)
Stalls & dress circle: £62
Circle; £56
Top Circle: £52

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 22 - Fri 28 Oct Halloween Spooktacular
Sat 29 Oct Halloween Spooktacular
Sun 30 Oct Halloween Spooktacular
Mon 31 Oct Halloween Spooktacular
Fri 11 Nov Chinese State Circus
Sat 12 Nov Chinese State Circus



See location of The Hippodrome Circus on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 488052  Lat: 52.58761 Long: 1.67156

By Road:
Just behind Circus Circus Arcade on Marine Parade, opposite Marina Centre.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Great Yarmouth station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
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