The Showman Circus

The Showman Circus

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Location Manchester
Starting from £480
35 Reviews

Inspired by the hit film 'The Greatest Showman', this act pays tribute to circus pioneer P.T. Barnum’s most marvellous circus.

  • Highlights
  • Huge selection of performers including Contortionists, Jugglers, Unicyclists and Aerialists
  • Broad range of costumes to fit around the theme of your event
  • Stage show can be customised to suit your individual requirements

Very professional performers, knowledgable, helpful and gave a great show!

Carla Hobkirk, East Yorkshire

Super friendly & willing to do whatever it takes! Would highly recommend.

Amy Pelling, Tyne and Wear


This fully equipped circus show boasts a range of performers such as a Ringmaster Host, Snake Charmers, Fire Performers, LED Performers, Contortionists, Acrobats, Aerialists, Escapologists, Jugglers, Unicyclists, Danger Performers, Magicians, Illusionists, Feathered Show Girls, Costumed Stilt Walkers and much more. 

The package promises to deliver a fast-paced, high-end, circus show that will have your guests talking about it for years to come.

The package includes everything you could possibly need to create a truly unique circus show - and the best part, everything is customisable to suit your events needs. 

Put your own line-up together from:

Snake Charmers
Fire Performers
LED Performers
Danger Performers

Please note: This show is not a musical production and does not feature singers performing songs from the film 'The Greatest Showman’. All fees are calculated per performer, multiple performers may increase overall fee. 

Performance Schedule

  • Multiple short 10-minute shows throughout the event
  • 45-minute stage show (cast of 3 to 5 performers recommended)
  • Full 90-minute stage show (split into 2 x 45-minute shows with interval)
Previous Clients

  • ITV Studios 
  • Channel 4 
  • BBC 
  • Avent Homes
  • Equinox Designs
  • Screw Fix
  • Co-op
  • Hilton Hotels
  • Tesco

35 Reviews

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Top reviews

Anna Reade

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Cheshire

The Showman Circus were great. Everyone loved having photos with the Stilt Walker and really enjoyed the fire performances!

Daniel Tanner

Event: Military Event
Location: Rutland

Johnny and his crew were simply excellent. From the start with his clear and excellent communication, he made my job simply easy. The acts were phenomenal in every way, the feedback from the party was amazing. The acts were quality. Just simply amazing. The performers got so much interaction from the crowd, it made it perfect. The reactions said everything - smiles and laughter all night long. I’ve never had performers like this: they were quite simply professionals with bags of passion! Johnny and the team thank you so much.

Julie Pritchard - Newland Village

Event: Public Event
Location: Gloucestershire

What an amazing day. The duo put on a fantastic show ranging from fire eating and juggling to walking on stilts and sword swallowing.The latter was particularly incredible, keeping the crowd on edge, particularly when one lucky (unlucky?) audience member was pulled out to participate! Thanks for a great experience. Would definitely recommend.

Sam Bullock

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Cheshire

Absolutely fantastic! well worth it and highly recommended!

Sharon Fairweather - West Suffolk Council

Event: Public Event
Location: Suffolk

All entertainers turned up promptly and worked well within a market environment. Thank you.

Carla Hobkirk - Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Event: Corporate
Location: East Yorkshire

Absolutely fantastic, so professional and easy to work with, will definitely book them again!!

Andrea Niles - Marks & Spencer

Event: Corporate
Location: Berkshire

Our LED performance was excellent entertainment that added a bit of excitement to the party when they arrived and throughout the evening. She had a professional attitude with others when having the meet and great and I would highly recommend booking again next year for our staff party.

Carla Hobkirk - Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Event: Corporate
Location: East Yorkshire

Absolutely fantastic, very professional performers, knowledgable, helpful and gave a great show!!

Harveen Virdee - Booker Retail Partners Ltd

Event: Corporate
Location: London

They were great they got stuck in and were interacting with the guests taking photos and were fabulous acts. They were very organised and when plans changed they changed with it.

Rebecca Badcock (Bradbourne House)

Event: Venue Club
Location: Kent

Excellent for our 2 bookings and was exactly what we needed!

Gemma Todd - Imperial London Hotel

Event: Private Party
Location: London

Fabulous acts, fun to watch

Becky Rowlands - Banana Kick Limited

Event: Public Event
Location: South Yorkshire

We hired The Grinch from the circus and he was brilliant. He was professional and brought a great amount of excitement to our event. The grinch strutted around the shopping centre interactive with large audiences and being his cheeky self. Families loved him and everyone gathered around for photos. I am very happy with his performance and would book again.


Event: Corporate
Location: London

Amazing performers, they braved the cold and wet weather and still put on a great show. Highly recommend!

Adele Cairns

Event: Private Party
Location: Hertfordshire

The circus was fantastic - lots going on for people and lots of photo opportunities. The sword swallower was fantastic! A great show.

Charles Nell

Event: Military Event
Location: Devon

Very impressed. Thank you very much for the evening. The versatility of acts and talent of each performer was incredible. In addition to the acts, the walkabout meet and greets added a great deal to the atmosphere and theme of the evening. Highly recommended and I will certainly request for any future events. Thanks again.


Event: Corporate
Location: Oxfordshire

The Showman Circus really delivers over every expectation. Great people to work with!

Ella Hewitt - RAF Museum

Event: Festival
Location: London

Fun and engaging workshop, and the team delivering were friendly and flexible.

Claire Harrison

Event: Other
Location: Cambridgeshire

Our performer gave a fantastic show for our Leavers Prom. I would highly recommend adding his show to any event. Thank you.

Susan Jennings - Eight Wealth Management Ltd

Event: Corporate
Location: Gloucestershire

Great, friendly team who created the perfect atmosphere. Very professional and efficient. Very many thanks for helping make the event so fabulous!

Joanne Smith - Avant Homes

Event: Corporate
Location: Nottinghamshire

Couldn't fault anything and would highly recommend - everyone commented on how amazing the show was! Big, big thank you!

Phil Brace & Nicky Brace

Event: Private Party
Location: Hertfordshire

All fantastic, professional and performers were willing and obliging, our guests loved seeing their talent - wonderful from start to finish.

Jasmin Innes - BBHCASS

Event: Other
Location: Hertfordshire

The performer who came was extremely friendly and lovely. Her performance was also really impressive to watch.

Charlotte Little

Event: Charity
Location: Essex


Sue Diamond

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Hampshire

Very Good - great guys, very friendly and professional.

Lorraine Mason

Event: Other
Location: Buckinghamshire

Great entertainment. Professional. Captured our audiences mind and gave them lots to talk about! Great props, dress etc. and we would certainly welcome them back!

Hayden Cheevers - Hilton

Event: Hotel
Location: Inverness

Quick responses and relevant information regarding acts. Will be sure to use the company again in the future.

Katie Bowers - Whitehall Resources

Event: Corporate
Location: Essex

Amazing act - thank you so much to all involved!

Charlotte Yates - Principal Page

Event: Corporate
Location: London

5/5 at Tobacco Dock, London

Julieanne Kelly - Together We Can Fundraising

Event: Charity
Location: Cumbria

Pleasure to work with you, amazing service and Johnny did amazing too! We had a noisy audience and he handled it great. Everyone loved it.Thanks!

Daniel Anders

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Merseyside

A massive thank you to Warble Entertainment and The Showman Circus for making my 30th party a night to remember! The Showman Circus were amazing and very professional I was very pleased with everything about them and what they did. They were all very polite and lovely people, I would recommend these guys to anyone. I have had nothing but good feedback from all my guests, it truly was an amazing night! so thank you to everybody that was involved. I will remember my 30th for a very long time to come! so thank you.

Nigel Cribb

Event: Charity
Location: Oxfordshire

Show was excellent and Kit was really helpful. Thanks.

Jayne Brannan

Event: Public Event
Location: Warwickshire

Excellent performances from all the individuals involved. Audience had a great time and we have received positive feedback from many customers who attended.

Holly Reynolds - Plymouth City Centre Company

Event: Public Event
Location: Devon

I just wanted to drop you an email to say how fantastic your performers were on Saturday. They really got the crowd going and helped us to promote the event really well whilst they were wandering around. We were really fortunate to have been able to book them so last minute so thanks for allowing us to do so.

Amy Pelling

Event: Corporate
Location: Tyne and Wear

Super friendly & willing to do whatever it takes! Would highly recommend them to anybody.

Ed Sherwin

Event: Corporate
Location: Manchester

The Showman Circus were perfect for our corporate "The Greatest Showman" theme, with a good choice of acts and the fact that we could tailor the show and pick the acts that we wanted was perfect. The show itself was attention grabbing and each act had their own wow factor. Thanks for such a well organised and enjoyable show.


    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    • Cambridgeshire £480
    • Norfolk £480
    • Norwich £480
    • Suffolk £480
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £480
    • Leicestershire £480
    • Lincolnshire £480
    • Northamptonshire £480
    • Nottinghamshire £480
    • Rutland £480
    Foreign Locations
    • Europe £480
    • Rest of the world £480
    North East
    • Durham £480
    • East Yorkshire £480
    • Leeds £480
    • North Yorkshire £480
    • Northumberland £480
    • South Yorkshire £480
    • Tyne and Wear £480
    • West Yorkshire £480
    • Yorkshire £480
    North West
    • Cheshire £480
    • Cumbria £480
    • Lancashire £480
    • Liverpool £480
    • Manchester £480
    • Merseyside £480
    • Aberdeen £480
    • Ayrshire £480
    • Dumfriesshire £480
    • Dundee £480
    • East Lothian £480
    • Edinburgh £480
    • Fife £480
    • Glasgow £480
    • Inverness £480
    • Lanarkshire £480
    • Midlothian £480
    • Perth £480
    • Stirlingshire £480
    • Sutherland £480
    • West Lothian £480
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £480
    • Berkshire £480
    • Buckinghamshire £480
    • East Sussex £480
    • Essex £480
    • Hampshire £480
    • Hertfordshire £480
    • Isle of Wight £480
    • Kent £480
    • London £480
    • Middlesex £480
    • Oxfordshire £480
    • Surrey £480
    • Sussex £480
    • West Sussex £480
    South West
    • Bath £480
    • Bristol £480
    • Cornwall £480
    • Devon £480
    • Dorset £480
    • Somerset £480
    • Wiltshire £480
    • Anglesey £480
    • Brecon £480
    • Caernarvonshire £480
    • Cardiff £480
    • Cardigan £480
    • Carmarthen £480
    • Denbigh £480
    • Flint £480
    • Glamorgan £480
    • Monmouth £480
    • Pembroke £480
    • Wrexham £480
    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £480
    • Gloucestershire £480
    • Herefordshire £480
    • Shropshire £480
    • Staffordshire £480
    • Warwickshire £480
    • Worcestershire £480

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    How much does it cost?
    We pride ourselves on our flexibility and are proud to say we can provide entertainment to suit most budgets. Our fee is based per performer, so the more performers you require the higher the overall fee. We recommend 3 to 5 performers depending on the size of your event. Many of our performers are multiskilled and can offer a range of acts as well as stage performances and walkabout/ mix and mingle performernces too, all for just one fee. 

    We want a type of performer not listed as part of the package, can you arrange it?

    You would be surprised at the range of entertainment options we are able to provide as a package for you, too many to list all in one place. If you have a specific type of performer or a specific type of theme in mind, let us know.

    Will the entertainers be covered by Public Liability Insurance?
    Yes, all performers provided have PLI coverage for up to £10,000,000 pounds.

    Do you provide a PA system?
    Our standard package does not include a PA system hire, however we are happy to use a PA system provided by the venue. If you would like us to bring our own PA system, this can be arranged at an additional cost. This would have to be discussed at the time of booking. 

    Do you provide a stage and backdrop?
    Our standard package does not include a stage and backdrop hire, however we are happy to use a stage, dance floor or performance area provided by the venue. If you would like us to bring our own stage and backdrop, this can be arranged at an additional cost. This would have to be discussed at the time of booking. 

    I would like a particular theme, are you able to put a package together that matches our events theme?
    Yes, of course. We have entertainment options to cover virtually every themed event imaginable, just ask.

    We would like a stage show, how many performers do you recommend?
    For a 45 minute show we would recommend a cast of 3 to 5 performers, exactly how many and what they specialise in is entirely your choice.

    I would like stilt walkers, what costumes do they have?
    Our stilt walkers have multiple costumes available to suit almost every theme; Halloween theme, Pirate theme, Circus theme, Masquerade theme, Casino theme, Alice and Wonderland theme, Christmas theme and many, many more. Have a theme not listed above? get in touch and let us know.

    How long does the stage show last?
    Our stage shows are fully customisable. They can run as multiple short 10 minute shows throughout the night, a 45 minute stage show, or a full 1 hour 30 minute stage show. Alternativley, if you would like the full stage show but with a break in the entertainment (which we recommend) we can offer 2 x different 45 minute shows too. 

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