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Circus of Horrors


Imagine a fangtastic Rock Show with amazing light effects & set combined with an amalgamation of bizarre, daredevil & astounding Circus acts, accompanied by a rock n...

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Age guidance: 16+

Running time: 2 hours (including interval)


Imagine a fangtastic Rock Show with amazing light effects & set combined with an amalgamation of bizarre, daredevil & astounding Circus acts, accompanied by a rock n...

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Age guidance: 16+

Running time: 2 hours (including interval)


Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, Southport
The Promenade,Southport,PR9 0DZ

Circus of Horrors

Imagine a fangtastic Rock Show with amazing light effects & set combined with an amalgamation of bizarre, daredevil & astounding Circus acts, accompanied by a rock n roll soundscape of mainly original songs & performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek.

If Quentin Tarantino had directed Cirque Due Soleil then you would be only half way there.

Circus of Horrors is touring throughout the world with a brand new show, featuring unbelievable sword swallowers, hairculian women swinging around the auditorium from her hair, demon dwarfs, strong man, whirlwind acrobats, flaming limbo, sensational sinister aerialists, knife throwing, cross & long bow wielding Bond like Diva's, twisted contortion & lots, lots more in this rock & roller coaster of a show that is now celebrating 24 years on the road, and all performed to a live rock soundscape

‘Totally Unbelievable’ 
Scott Mills, Radio 1.

‘You have to go & see this if, one day something will go wrong & you will be able to say I was there’ 
Graham Norton.

‘Fantastic, that’s what I call entertainment’
David Hasselhoff.

‘I loved it'
Simon Cowell.

'Like Rocky Horrors on acid'
Amanda Holden.

In addition to the 100 theatre's the Circus of Horrors performs in each year it also appears in Festivals throughout the World including Download, Reading, Leeds, Isle of White, T in the Park etc in the UK,  Fuji Rock Festival in Japan (twice), Wacken festival in Germany plus shows in Chile, Uruguay, Holland, Belgium, Argentina, France, Italy, Ireland, Finland, Hong Kong and Moscow where it created history by becoming  the 1st UK Circus ever to perform in Russia. And an astounding 10 nights in London's O2.                   

It is not the 1st time however that The Circus of Horrors has created history, it became the only circus ever to reach the finals of Britons Got Talent and the 1st Circus to perform in London's West End for over 100 years, & the only Circus to perform in a single venue in London (The Roundhouse) for an astounding 24 weeks, (previous record was 17 weeks).

In addition to BGT our appearances on various other TV shows have turned what set out as a cult show into a household name, without compromise – taking the extreme to the mainstream, Its TV credits now also boast The X Factor, The Slammer, Daybreak, Fairground Attractions, Who wants to be a Millionaire, Body Shockers, Fake Reaction, This Morning, Ant & Dec, The One Show  & A Royal Command Performance.

The Circus of Horrors started it’s gruesome begging's at the 1995 Glastonbury Festival and became an instant hit, touring all over the world from Chile to Chatham, Argentina to Aberdeen, Japan to Jersey including festival appearances with Alice Cooper, Eminem, Motley Crue, Oasis, Iron Maiden, The Manic St Preachers, Foo Fighters, Rammstien, Guns & Roses, Marilyn Manson, Ozzy Osbourne and many more.

'A Must see'
Download Festival

‘The Circus of Horrors completely WOWED the audience’ 
The Daily Mail.

‘A Bloody Great Night Out’ 
The Times

‘Freaking Awesome’ 
The Sun

‘Bloody Good Fun - Barnum Would be proud’ 
Time Out

‘Bloody Marvellous’
Edinburgh Festival

‘Blood Thirsty & Burlesque’
The Independent

Age advisory 16+. The Circus of Horrors contains some nudity and language of an adult nature and is not suitable for children.

Circus of Horrors

There are no booking fees for this production.

However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £3.65 Transaction fee.

Circus of Horrors Access

Booking Information

Access Booking line: 0800 912 6971

Southport Theatre Visual Story: a visual resource to help prepare visitors for a new experience and to help them become familiar with new surroundings and what to expect. Click here to download it

Access Performances
  • Audio Description None scheduled
  • Sign Language Interpreted None scheduled
  • Captioned None scheduled
  • SUR Titles None scheduled
  • Relaxed Performances None scheduled
Venue Access Information

There are seven wheelchair spaces available in the Front Stalls in our West Area, this has external access at the West Entrance and allows level access to the auditorium and the foyer. There is currently no lift access to other levels of the theatre.

Front Stalls 0-F Rows are on a slight gradient and are therefore accessible to customers with limited mobility, including wheelchair users. There is level access from the Foyer, into the auditorium at left-hand side of the stalls along the West corridor. Members of staff are positioned at the foyer lift, and the West Entrance to offer further assistance if required.

The building features wide corridors and doors, and additional toilet facilities for disabled people.

The main doors provide level access to the Box Office, and incorporate a lift for access to the Foyer and facilities including Foyer Bar, Kiosk and Merchandise Stand (not applicable for all shows) Our front doors to the main entrance are automatic.

There are four parking spaces for Blue Badge Holders directly opposite the West Entrance doors of the Theatre. Other disabled parking spaces can be found on the street in front of our main entrance and in the Council run car parks to the side and rear of the venue (3 hour limit on non-specific bays ion these areas). Please display your orange / blue badge clearly in your vehicle.

Southport Theatre & Convention Centre is equipped with an Sennheiser infrared sound amplification system. To access the infrared system please request receiving equipment from the Kiosk, this is situated in the Main Foyer. There are two types of devices available:

Induction Loop Necklace
Suitable for persons wearing a hearing aid, the induction loop necklace is worn around the neck. Whilst wearing the necklace, switch your hearing aid to the “T” setting and the sound is amplified. The necklace has an adjustable volume control.

This device amplifies sound through ear-pieces similar to regular headphones and is suitable for persons without a hearing aid.

You will be asked for a £5 deposit on collection. This will be fully refunded on return of equipment at the end of the performance.

This is the national telephone relay service which enables deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired people to communicate with hearing people over the telephone network. This service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all the year round and is run by the Royal National Institute for the Deaf and British Telecom. It is a free service and simply costs the price that the call would cost to our Box Office.

To use this service, prefix our Access booking number 01704 500036 with 18001 if you are a textphone user. You will then be connected as usual but with a third party who is able to text back to you and/or speak to a member of the Box Office team on your behalf.


Further information, including information on steps to specific seating areas, is available from ATG Ticket Centre on 0844 871 3021 (Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.)

If you would like to speak to someone about access performances at Southport Theatre, please call 01704 500036.

Our pantomime is British Sign Language Interpreted every year. A signer will be sited at the side of the stage. Advice on the position of the signer can be provided by the Box Office as can the specific performance dates.

Guide dogs, hearing dogs and all working dogs are welcome at Southport Theatre and they can stay with you while you are in the Theatre. If you wish to bring your guide or hearing dog to the Theatre, please advise the Box Office when booking your tickets and a seat next to the aisle will be reserved for you. Alternatively a member of staff will care for your dog during the performance. We can also provide drinking water for your dog.

There are patron toilet facilities on the ground level areas. There are fully accessible, male and female facilities on the ground floor and fully accessible facilities for both men and women on the third floor (by door 10). Backstage there are accessible facilities on all levels. There is an emergency call-point in all accessible facilities, should you need to call for a member of staff.

Baby changing facilities are located in fully accessible toilets in the Foyer, Waterfront and Promenade Bar areas.

Southport Theatre & Convention Centre Information

Southport Theatre & Convention Centre
  • To the rear of the venue, 24 hour pay & display.
  • West Entrance for Southport Theatre shows, with parking.
  • At least one open an hour before the show.
  • Access available into the venue, not the auditorium.
  • Coffee & Sweets available from the Bar & Kiosk.
  • Interval drinks.
  • There is no cloakroom available at this venue.
Southport Theatre

The Promenade



By road:

From the South:

Join the M6 and continue north until Junction 26.

Leave at J26 and go straight ahead onto the M58 heading towards Southport/Skelmersdale.

Exit the M58 at J3 signposted for Ormskirk.

From here follow signs for Southport (You will be travelling along the A570), after approx 10 miles you will enter Southport.

Continue to follow signs for the Promenade/Town Centre.

The venue is situated on the main promenade next to the Ramada Plaza Hotel and to the right of Funland at the pier (as you look at it).

The entrance to the car park is at the far end of the building.

From the North:

Join the M6 and continue North until Junction 31.

Leave at J31 and follow signs for the A59 towards Southport.

After approx 8.5 miles you will lead straight onto the A565 which will lead you into Southport.

The venue is situated on the main promenade next to the Ramada Plaza Hotel and to the right of Funland at the pier (as you look at it).

The entrance to the car park is at the right hand side of the building.

By rail:

A frequent rail service runs from Southport to Liverpool Central Station.

From the station, you can either walk the short distance to the Promenade or take a taxi from outside the station.

There are rail connections to Southport from most parts of the country via the Wigan and Manchester stations.

Northern Rail:

Operate regular services to Southport from Manchester Airport. Manchester (Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria stations) & Bolton and Wigan.

Connecting services to & from the North East and Yorkshire are available at Manchester Piccadilly and from the North, Scotland and the South at Wigan.


Run fast and frequent services between Liverpool South Parkway (for Liverpool John Lennon Airport), Liverpool City Centre and Southport.

Useful Numbers:

Merseytravel Information (Local rail lines): 0151 236 7676.

National Rail Enquiries: 0845 7484950 (Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge)

By bus:

Call Travel Line on: 0870 608 2608

By coach:

With a network of travel centres across Merseyside, Merseytravel operate a number of bus services to and from Southport.

National Express coaches serve Southport from all major UK towns and cities making the town easily accessibly by coach.

By air:

With 3 airports less than an hour away, Southport is easily accessible by air:

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is one of the UK’s longest established operational airports, and is located 7 miles from Liverpool City Centre with major operators including KLM, Ryanair, Easyjet and Wizz Air.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is fully integrated into the North West’s Public transport system and located just ten minutes from the major motorway network making it easily accessible.

Blackpool International Airport offers passengers a congestion-free alternative for air travel in and out of the Northwest. It is conveniently located at the end of the M55 which links up with the M6 and has public transport links nearby.

Manchester International Airport is one of the UK’s most accessible international gateways operating to more than 200 destinations. You can connect to the airport via a number of options including train, coach and road links.

Contact Information
Telephone Booking : 0844 871 3021

Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

Groups Bookings : 0330 102 7534

Calls charged at local rate.

Access Bookings : 01704 500 036

Stage Door / Admin:* : 01704 540454


ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority.  As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.

Interval Drinks

Available to pre-order on the evening so you do not have to queue for your interval refreshment.

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