Blackpool Tower Circus Arena

The Blackpool Tower Circus

Join us for the Easter Extravaganza! At The Blackpool Tower Circus until Saturday 18th April 2015.

We are really excited to announce that Blackpool and The Blackpool Tower have been selected as locations for a major new movie that will be released in Spring 2016.

Whilst filming is taking place, The Blackpool Tower Circus will be closed (19th April to 25th May 2015).  Tickets to The Blackpool Tower Circus are still available for the Easter Extravaganza show until Saturday 18th April, so book now to make sure you guarantee a seat to see the best show in town!

Most importantly we do not want to disappoint our guests so whilst The Blackpool Tower Circus is closed, we have a promotional offer for the main season show which starts Tuesday 26th May! For every attraction ticket purchased at The Blackpool Tower, whilst the Circus is closed, a £5 off Circus ticket voucher* will be available to use for the main season show. *Vouchers will be available to collect from The Blackpool Tower Admissions team.

We also provide a range of combination tickets for SEA LIFE Blackpool and Madame Tussauds Blackpool, both located along the promenade.  So if you’re looking to take the ultimate celebrity selfie or want to visit the UK’s first Stingray Adventure, visit our tickets page for some great deals!

Online tickets are only available when booked at least 24 hours in advance

View our Circus Video

Mooky and Boo

Mooky and Boo

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Show Times

Find out when the next Blackpool Tower Circus show is:

Please note shows at 12pm are a special Schools show and last 1 hour per performance.

Easter Extravaganza Show Times

The Blackpool Tower Easter Extravaganza Show Times
Day Date Time
Saturday 28th March 1pm / 4pm
Sunday 29th March 1pm / 4pm
Monday 30th March 1pm / 4pm
Tuesday 31st March 1pm / 4pm
Wednesday 1st April 1pm / 4pm
Thursday 2nd April 1pm / 4pm
Friday 3rd April 1pm / 4pm
Saturday 4th April 1pm / 4pm
Sunday 5th April 1pm / 4pm
Monday 6th April 1pm / 4pm
Tuesday 7th April 1pm / 4pm
Wednesday 8th April 1pm / 4pm
Thursday 9th April 1pm / 4pm
Friday 10th April 2.30pm
Saturday 11th April 1pm / 4pm
Sunday 12th April 1pm / 4pm
Monday 13th April 1pm / 4pm
Tuesday 14th April 1pm / 4pm
Wednesday 15th April 1pm / 4pm
Thursday 16th April 1pm / 4pm
Friday 17th April -
Saturday 18th April 1pm / 4pm

May Show Times

The Blackpool Tower Panto Show Times May
Day Date Time
Tuesday 26 May 1pm / 4pm
Wednesday 27 May 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Thursday 28 May 1pm / 4pm
Friday 29 May 1pm / 4pm
Saturday 30 May 1pm / 4pm
Sunday 31 May 1pm / 4pm

June Show Times

The Blackpool Tower Panto Show Times June
Day Date Time
Monday 01 June NO PERFORMANCE
Tuesday 02 June 2.30pm
Wednesday 03 June 2.30pm
Thursday 04 June 2.30pm
Friday 05 June NO PERFORMANCES
Saturday 06 June 2.30pm
Sunday 07 June 2.30pm
Monday 08 June NO PERFORMANCES
Tuesday 09 June 2.30pm
Wednesday 10 June 2.30pm
Thursday 11 June 2.30pm
Friday 12 June NO PERFORMANCES
Saturday 13 June 2.30pm
Sunday 14 June 2.30pm
Monday 15 June NO PERFORMANCES
Tuesday 16 June 12pm / 2.30pm
Wednesday 17 June 12pm / 2.30pm
Thursday 18 June 12pm / 2.30pm
Friday 19 June NO PERFORMANCES
Saturday 20 June 1pm / 4pm
Sunday 21 June 2.30pm
Monday 22 June 2.30pm
Tuesday 23 June 12pm / 2.30pm
Wednsday 24 June 12pm / 2.30pm
Thursday 25 June 12pm / 2.30pm
Friday 26 June NO PERFORMANCES
Saturday 27 June 2.30pm
Sunday 28 June 2.30pm
Monday 29 June 2.30pm
Tuesday 30 June 12pm / 2.30pm

July Show Times

The Blackpool Tower Panto Show Times July
Day Date Time
Wednesday 01 July 12pm / 2.30pm
Thursday 02 July 12pm / 2.30pm
Friday 03 July NO PERFORMANCES
Saturday 04 July 1pm / 4pm
Sunday 05 July 2.30pm
Monday 06 July 2.30pm
Tuesday 07 July 12pm / 2.30pm
Wednesday 08 July 12pm / 2.30pm
Thursday 09 July 12pm / 2.30pm
Friday 10 July NO PERFORMANCES
Saturday 11 July 1pm / 4pm
Sunday 12 July 2.30pm
Monday 13 July 2.30pm
Tuesday 14 July 2.30pm
Wednesday 15 July 2.30pm
Thursday 16 July 2.30pm
Friday 17 July NO PERFORMANCES
Saturday 18 July 1pm / 4pm
Sunday 19 July 2.30pm
Monday 20 July 2.30pm
Tuesday 21 July 1pm / 4pm
Wednesday 22 July 1pm / 4pm
Thursday 23 July 1pm / 4pm
Friday 24 July NO PERFORMANCES
Saturday 25 July 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Sunday 26 July 1pm / 4pm
Monday 27 July 1pm / 4pm
Tuesday 28 July 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Wednesday 29 July 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Thursday 30 July 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Friday 31 July NO PERFORMANCES

August Show Times

The Blackpool Tower Panto Show Times August
Day Date Time
Saturday 01 August 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Sunday 02 August 1pm / 4pm
Monday 03 August 1pm / 4pm
Tuesday 04 August 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Wednesday 05 August 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Thursday 06 August 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Friday 07 August NO PERFORMANCES
Saturday 08 August 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Sunday 09 August 1pm / 4pm
Monday 10 August 1pm / 4pm
Tuesday 11 August 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Wednesday 12 August 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Thursday 13 August 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Friday 14 August NO PERFORMANCES
Saturday 15 August 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Sunday 16 August 1pm / 4pm
Monday 17 August 1pm / 4pm
Tuesday 18 August 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Wednesday 19 August 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Thursday 20 August 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Friday 21 August NO PERFORMANCES
Saturday 22 August 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Sunday 23 August 1pm / 4pm
Monday 24 August 1pm / 4pm
Tuesday 25 August 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Wednesday 26 August 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Thursday 27 August 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Friday 28 August NO PERFORMANCES
Saturday 29 August 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Sunday 30 August 1pm / 4pm
Monday 31 August 1pm / 4pm

September Show Times

The Blackpool Tower Panto Show Times September
Day Date Time
Tuesday 01 September 2.30pm
Wednesday 02 September 2.30pm
Thursday 03 September 2.30pm
Friday 04 September NO PERFORMANCES
Saturday 05 September 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Sunday 06 September 1pm / 4pm
Monday 07 September 2.30pm
Tuesday 08 September 2.30pm
Wednesday 09 September 2.30pm
Thursday 10 September 2.30pm
Friday 11 September NO PERFORMANCES
Saturday 12 September 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Sunday 13 September 1pm / 4pm
Monday 14 September 2.30pm
Tuesday 15 September 2.30pm
Wednesday 16 September 2.30pm
Thursday 17 September 2.30pm
Friday 18 September NO PERFORMANCES
Saturday 19 September 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Sunday 20 September 1pm / 4pm
Monday 21 September 2.30pm
Tuesday 22 September 2.30pm
Wednesday 23 September 2.30pm
Thursday 24 September 2.30pm
Friday 25 September NO PERFORMANCES
Saturday 26 September 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Sunday 27 September 1pm / 4pm
Monday 28 September 2.30pm
Tuesday 29 September 2.30pm
Wednesday 30 September 2.30pm

October Show Times

The Blackpool Tower Panto Show Times October
Day Date Time
Thursday 01 October 2.30pm
Friday 02 October NO PERFORMANCES
Saturday 03 October 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Sunday 04 October 1pm / 4pm
Monday 05 October 2.30pm
Tuesday 06 October 2.30pm
Wednesday 07 October 2.30pm
Thursday 08 October 2.30pm
Friday 09 October NO PERFORMANCES
Saturday 10 October 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Sunday 11 October 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Monday 12 October 2.30pm
Tuesday 13 October 1pm / 4pm
Wednesday 14 October 1pm / 4pm
Thursday 15 October 1pm / 4pm
Friday 16 October NO PERFORMANCES
Saturday 17 October 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Sunday 18 October 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Monday 19 October 2.30pm
Tuesday 20 October 1pm / 4pm
Wednesday 21 October 1pm / 4pm
Thursday 22 October 1pm / 4pm
Friday 23 October NO PERFORMANCES
Saturday 24 October 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Sunday 25 October 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Monday 26 October 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Tuesday 27 October 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Wednesday 28 October 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Thursday 29 October 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Friday 30 October 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Saturday 31 October 1pm / 4pm / 7pm
Sunday 1 November 1pm / 4pm

Prices

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The Blackpool Tower Circus - Premium Ringside Seats

The Blackpool Tower Circus

Ticket Prices
Ticket Online
Adult
(15+ years)
Child
(3-14 years)
Group of 4
(minimum 1 adult per group)
Toddler
(1-2 years)

*Discounted combination ticket rates available on the day

The Blackpool Tower Circus - Standard Stall Seats

The Blackpool Tower Circus

Ticket Prices
Ticket On-the-day* Online Save*
Adult
(15+ years)
£15.95 22%
Child
(3-14 years)
£12.95 23%
Group of 4
(minimum 1 adult per group)
£52.00 23%
Toddler
(Under 3)
   

*Discounted combination ticket rates available on the day

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)
£25.00 20%
Child
(3-14 years)
£19.50 18%
Group of 4
(minimum 1 adult per group)
£80.00 10%

*Discounted combination ticket rates available on the day

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)
£25.00 20%
Child
(3-14 years)
£28.50 30%

*Discounted combination ticket rates available on the day

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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%

*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.

The Clowns

Meet Mooky

Show Name: Mooky

Full Name: Laszlo Endresz

Age: 37

Where Were You Born: Eastbourne

Where Do You Live: Blackpool

How long have you been at The Blackpool Tower Circus: 23 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: 24

Where Were You Born: Irvin in Scotland

Where Do You Live: Blackpool

How long have you been at The Blackpool Tower Circus: 23 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.

2011 has seen a celebration of 20 years of the Endresz Circus family here at The Blackpool Tower Circus with a show entitled 'The Best of Blackpool', showcasing similar astounding acts that have performed at The Tower Circus over the last 20 years

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Merlin Annual Pass Holders

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 10p 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

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'.

£40 per show (excluding entry tickets)

To check availability and book the Royal Box please call 0871 222 9929 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras)

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 10p per minute plus network extras).

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