Blackpool Tower Circus Arena

The Blackpool Tower Circus

The Blackpool Tower Circus first opened to the public on 14 May 1894 and has not missed a season since.

This year’s Pantomime – Jack and the Beanstalk will begin on 26th November 2016!

Let your imagination run wild here at The Blackpool Tower Circus with our fun festive Winter Pantomime – JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, starring Britain’s favourite clowns Mooky and Mr. Boo! Watch Mooky the Clown bring this famous tale of magic beans and magnificent beanstalks to life! Featuring hilarious comedy capers from a host of characters, plus an electric mix of jaw-dropping stunts performed by top call acts from across the globe… THIS IS BY FAR THE MUST SEE WINTER SHOW OF THE SEASON!

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Show Times

The Blackpool Tower Pantomime – Jack and the Beanstalk runs from 26th November 2016

Pantomime Show Times

The Blackpool Tower Pantomime Show Times
Day Date Time
Saturday 26 November 2.30pm
Sunday 27 November 2.30pm
Monday 28 November No Show
Tuesday 29 November No Show
Wednesday 30 November No Show
Thursday 1 December No Show
Friday 2 December No Show
Saturday 3 December 2.30pm
Sunday 4 December 2.30pm
Monday 5 December No Show
Tuesday* 6 December 12pm
Wednesday* 7 December 12pm
Thursday 8 December No Show
Friday 9 December No Show
Saturday 10 December 1pm / 4pm
Sunday 11 December 2.30pm
Monday 12 December No Show
Tuesday* 13 December 12pm
Wednesday* 14 December 12pm
Thursday 15 December No Show
Friday 16 December No Show
Saturday 17 December 1pm / 4pm
Sunday 18 December 2.30pm
Monday 19 December No Show
Tuesday* 20 December 12pm
Wednesday* 21 December 12pm
Thursday 22 December No Show
Friday 23 December No Show
Saturday 24 December 2.30pm
Sunday 25 December No Show
Monday 26 December 1pm / 4pm
Tuesday 27 December 1pm / 4pm
Wednesday 28 December 1pm / 4pm
Thursday 29 December 1pm / 4pm
Friday 30 December 2.30pm
Saturday 31 December 2.30pm
Sunday 1 January 2017 1pm / 4pm
Monday 2 January 2017 2.30pm
Tuesday 3 January 2017 2.30pm
Wednesday 4 January 2017 2.30pm
Thursday 5 January 2017 2.30pm
Friday 6 January 2017 No Show
Saturday 7 January 2017 2.30pm
Sunday 8 January 2017 2.30pm
Monday 9 January 2017 No Show
Tuesday 10 January 2017 No Show
Wednesday 11 January 2017 No Show
Thursday 12 January 2017 No Show
Friday 13 January 2017 No Show
Saturday 14 January 2017 2.30pm
Sunday 15 January 2017 2.30pm
Monday 16 January 2017 No Show
Tuesday 17 January 2017 No Show
Wednesday 18 January 2017 No Show
Thursday 19 January 2017 No Show
Friday 20 January 2017 No Show
Saturday 21 January 2017 2.30pm
Sunday 22 January 2017 2.30pm

*school shows – limited number of public tickets available

Circus Panto


Prices

Please note: Shows after 6th November will be for this year's Circus Pantomime 

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VIP Ringside Seating

The Blackpool Tower Circus

Ticket Prices
Ticket Online
Adult
(15+ years)
Child
(3-14 years)
Group of 4
(minimum 1 adult per group)
Toddler
(Under 3)

To book online, you must book at least 24 hours in advance.

Please note: Seats are unreserved, however a limited number of VIP ring-side seats, reserved 2nd row seats and the Royal Box are available to pre-book at The Blackpool Tower prior to the show, for an additional charge.

Once the desired show time has been allocated to your booking, this is no longer subject to change. Any show time changes will be charged at £5 per person

VIP ring-side seats also include the following;

  • Large post mix drink OR hot drink (tea/coffee)
  • Standard popcorn tub OR ice cream

Please note: These seats are located at the bottom of the Circus arena and can only be accessed via stairs.

*Discounted combination ticket rates available on the day

For discounts on groups 10+ please click here

Circus Reserved 2nd Row Seating

The Blackpool Tower Circus

Ticket Prices
Ticket Online
Adult
(15+ years)
Child
(3-14 years)
Group of 4
(minimum 1 adult per group)
Toddler
(Under 3)

To book online, you must book at least 24 hours in advance.

Please note: Seats are unreserved, however a limited number of VIP ring-side seats, reserved 2nd row seats and the Royal Box are available to pre-book at The Blackpool Tower prior to the show, for an additional charge.

Once the desired show time has been allocated to your booking, this is no longer subject to change. Any show time changes will be charged at £5 per person

Please note: These seats are located at the bottom of the Circus arena and can only be accessed via stairs.

*Discounted combination ticket rates available on the day

For discounts on groups 10+ please click here

The Blackpool Tower Circus - Standard Stall Seats

The Blackpool Tower Circus

Ticket Prices
Ticket On-the-day* Online Save*
Adult
(15+ years)
£16.50 24%
Child
(3-14 years)
£13.50 26%
Group of 4
(minimum 1 adult per group)
£54.00 20%
Toddler
(Under 3)
   

To book online, you must book at least 24 hours in advance.

*Discounted combination ticket rates available on the day

For discounts on groups 10+ please click here

The Blackpool Tower Eye + The Blackpool Tower Circus

The Blackpool Tower Eye  +  The Blackpool Tower Circus

Ticket Prices
Ticket On-the-day* Online Save*
Adult
(15+ years)
£26.00 19%
Child
(3-14 years)
£20.50 17%
Group of 4
(minimum 1 adult per group)
£84.00 10%
Toddler
(1-2 years)
   

To book online, you must book at least 24 hours in advance.

*Discounted combination ticket rates available on the day

For discounts on groups 10+ please click here

The Blackpool Tower Eye + The Blackpool Tower Circus + Jungle Jim’s

The Blackpool Tower Eye  +  The Blackpool Tower Circus  +  Jungle Jim’s Children’s Indoor Play

Ticket Prices
Ticket On-the-day* Online Save*
Adult
(15+ years)
£31.00 32%
Child
(3-14 years)
£31.50 37%
Toddler
(1-2 years)
   

To book online, you must book at least 24 hours in advance.

*Discounted combination ticket rates available on the day

For discounts on groups 10+ please click here

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The Blackpool Tower Eye  +  The Blackpool Tower Dungeon  +  The Blackpool Tower Circus  +  The Blackpool Tower Ballroom  +  Jungle Jim’s Children’s Indoor Play  +  Madame Tussauds Blackpool  +  SEA LIFE Blackpool

Ticket Prices
Ticket On-the-day* Online Save*
Adult
(15+ years)
£92.95 52%
Child
(3-14 years)
£68.00 52%
Toddler
(1-2 years)
   

To book online, you must book at least 24 hours in advance.

*On-the-day prices based on individual attraction ticket prices when purchased at full price.

The Blackpool BIG Ticket is valid for 90 days for 1 visit to each attraction.

*Please note, toddler tickets must be purchased for 1-2 year olds

The Clowns

Meet Mooky

Show Name: Mooky

Full Name: Laszlo Endresz

Age: 39

Where Were You Born: Eastbourne

Where Do You Live: Blackpool

How long have you been at The Blackpool Tower Circus: 25 Years

Top circus skills: Juggling, acrobatics, clowning around and music

Best achievement whilst in the circus: Entertaining thousands of people and making them smile

Background: Privately educated, worked all over the World and received several International Circus Awards

Who is your inspiration: Scaramanga

Favourite food: Salmon

Favourite colour: Black

Favourite quote: "The show must go on"

Mooky

Meet Mr Boo

Show Name: Mr Boo

Full Name: Bubu Endresz

Age: 26

Where Were You Born: Irvin in Scotland

Where Do You Live: Blackpool

How long have you been at The Blackpool Tower Circus: 25 Years

Top circus skills: Juggling, comedy and music

Who is your inspiration: Humanity

Favourite food: Steak

Favourite colour: Black

Favourite quote: "The show must go on"

Mr Boo

History

No other show has the rich heritage that The Blackpool Tower Circus possesses.

Ever since The Blackpool Tower first opened, The Circus has been delighting audiences with its unique combination of fun, thrills and spectacular feats of skill and bravery by our Artistes from the four corners of the globe.

Until 1990 The Circus even featured wild animals performing in the ring including lions, tigers, polar bears and elephants. The cages and pens where they were kept were beneath the Arena and still exist today.

Never missing a season, not even during the two World Wars, The Blackpool Tower Circus is Blackpool's longest running show.

Step into the Circus Arena and you are literally stepping back in time. Dating back to 1894, it is the oldest permanent Circus Arena in the world.

Sitting at the base of the great Tower, within the giant legs, the 110 x 110 foot Arena seats an audience of 1,300 people.

Tower Trivia

  • The Circus first opened to the public on 14 May 1894, admission was 6d
  • The Circus has never missed a season since it began in 1894
  • The Circus is positioned at the base of The Blackpool Tower between its four legs
  • The present interior of The Circus was designed by the famous theatre designer, Frank Matcham, and was completed in 1900
  • Animals have not appeared in The Blackpool Tower Circus performances since 1990
  • Every Blackpool Tower Circus performance has concluded with a spectacular water finale. The Arena's unique design features a hydraulic floor which sinks and fills with 42,000 gallons of water in less than a minute

Tower Clowns

A Circus just wouldn't be the same without its clown. Interacting with the audience, bringing fun and laughter and generally linking the entire show together, the Circus Clown has a most important and demanding role.

Down the years, many Clowns have starred in the famous Tower Circus Arena. One of the first was Bob Kellino, who performed from 1897 – 1903. Between the two World Wars, Doodles became the Tower's most popular Circus Clown, performing with his sidekick Austin and ringmaster George Lockhart.

The famous Charlie Cairoli made his debut appearance at the Circus in 1939 and continued to make audiences laugh for over 40 years.

The present incumbent of the role is the incredibly talented Mooky, son of Tower Circus Director & Producer Laci Endresz Snr and the third generation from a famous family of Clowns.

A Circus Family

Since 1991, The Blackpool Tower Circus has been home to the Endresz family, where they have created a Circus legacy that has become renowned worldwide.

Born in Hungary in 1945, Laci Endresz Snr is a sixth generation Circus family member who graduated from the Hungarian Circus Academy and spent 25 years perfecting the flying trapeze. His wife Maureen has an equally impressive pedigree, being a member of the famous Roberts Brothers Circus family, specialising in foot juggling and balancing.

They met in 1970, whilst Laci was performing with his brother Attila for Maureen's family's Circus. After 6 years in the UK, they travelled abroad performing in Hungary and Spain before eventually returning to England. Their three children, Kate, Laci Jnr and Bubu all followed them into the ring at an early age.

Laci Jnr, born in Eastbourne, made his first appearance as a Circus Clown at the tender age of 4! Although now synonymous with the character Mooky, Laci Jnr first drew international acclaim as a juggler, appearing with his sister Kate. He has worked in most of the leading Circuses in Europe, appeared on the Paul Daniels TV special three times, performed before the late HRH Princess Margaret in the Royal Command Performance and Prince Rainier in the Monte Carlo Circus Festival.

His younger brother Bubu has now also firmly established himself as a top Circus entertainer at The Blackpool Tower Circus.

2016 has seen a celebration of 25 years of the Endresz Circus family here at The Blackpool Tower Circus, showcasing similar astounding acts that have performed at The Tower Circus over the last 25 years

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Merlin Annual Pass

Please Note

The Blackpool Tower Circus is free for all Standard and Premium Merlin Annual Pass holders, however you must obtain a ticket from The Blackpool Tower ticket desks prior to the performance. Entry into The Blackpool Tower Circus is not permitted without a ticket issued from The Blackpool Tower ticket desks for the specific Circus performance.

Children under 12 months are free for The Blackpool Tower Circus. Circus seats are unreserved and unallocated; please be aware queues may form prior to show start so please arrive in plenty of time to collect your tickets from The Blackpool Tower ticket desks.

If, as a Merlin Annual Pass holder, you would like to guarantee entry into a Circus show of your choice we offer the option to pre-book tickets up to 24 hours in advance. These pre-booked tickets are charged at £5 per person and are only available by calling 0871 222 9929 (calls cost 13p per minute plus network extras)

Royal Box

For a truly VIP experience upgrade your show tickets and book yourself and up to 5 other guests into the Royal Box to watch The Blackpool Tower Circus in style.

This exclusive package includes:

  • Up to 6 seats in the Royal Box
  • Popcorn or Candyfloss for each guest
  • 1 Drink for each guest
  • 20% discount on refreshments and photographs

Only one Royal Box booking is available per show.

You must book your admission tickets for The Blackpool Tower Circus before booking the Royal Box; this can include combination tickets such as 'The Blackpool BIG Ticket'.

£45 per show (excluding entry tickets)

To check availability and book the Royal Box please call 0871 222 9929 (calls cost 13p per minute plus network extras)

VIP Seats

The best seats in the house!

Upgrade to a V.I.P. RINGSIDE seat.

Includes:

  • Any drink*
  • Regular popcorn OR ice-cream

* Excludes alcohol

VIP Ringside Seating

The Blackpool Tower Circus

Ticket Prices
Ticket Online
Adult
(15+ years)
Child
(3-14 years)
Group of 4
(minimum 1 adult per group)
Toddler
(Under 3)

To book online, you must book at least 24 hours in advance.

Please note: Seats are unreserved, however a limited number of VIP ring-side seats, reserved 2nd row seats and the Royal Box are available to pre-book at The Blackpool Tower prior to the show, for an additional charge.

Once the desired show time has been allocated to your booking, this is no longer subject to change. Any show time changes will be charged at £5 per person

VIP ring-side seats also include the following;

  • Large post mix drink OR hot drink (tea/coffee)
  • Standard popcorn tub OR ice cream

Please note: These seats are located at the bottom of the Circus arena and can only be accessed via stairs.

*Discounted combination ticket rates available on the day

For discounts on groups 10+ please click here

See our Terms & Conditions

Warning: Special effect lighting and strobe lighting are used throughout the performance.

Please note: Seats are unreserved, however a limited number of VIP ring-side seats and the Royal Box are available to pre-book at The Blackpool Tower prior to the show, for an additional charge. Please be aware queues may form prior to show start so please arrive in plenty of time to collect your tickets from The Blackpool Tower Ticket Desks. Pushchairs/buggies are not permitted into the arena and must be left in the buggy park on the ground floor level adjacent to The Blackpool Tower Dungeon Shop. Seating is unallocated and certain areas within the Circus arena have restricted viewing due to the Tower structure, props and health & safety equipment. All children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of 20+ and Schools who advance book through our dedicated Schools & Groups Team will have Circus seats reserved, to book please call 0871 282 9235*. Guests requiring special access or in a wheelchair must pre-book one of our limited access seats/wheelchair spaces. Please call 0871 282 9235*(*calls cost 13p per minute plus network extras).

If you have reserved a seat on the front or second row and are more than 10 mins late for the Circus performance, staff may not be able to seat you until the half time interval – therefore please arrive at least 30 mins before the show begins.

When booking The Blackpool Tower Circus and selecting a date and time, you are committed to this date and time selected. If you wish to change from this, it will be £5 per ticket.

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