Circus Maximus - heat 1
THE CONTEST: Twenty of the UK's hottest circus acts will dazzle and delight you with remarkable feats of bamboozling skill, physical prowess and unexpected hilarity. A unique and exciting live show, unlike anything you've ever experienced, this is the UK's first ever circus competition. The country’s finest circus talents compete in the iconic Udderbelly for the votes of the audience and judges. The prize? £5,000 and the opportunity to develop a new show with Underbelly Productions and Circus Space - the UK's foremost centre for circus arts. THE HEATS: A captivating cabaret of crackling circus, where anything can happen. Across four rounds, the acts will perform live to win your vote. Only one act from each heat will qualify for the finals. Who goes through? The audience will decide. THE FINALS: Circus Maximus's stellar acts star in a pageant of circus mastery as they compete for the final prize. The finals are your chance to see the top five acts perform a stunning new show created especially for the competition. The panel of expert judges choose the ultimate competition winner. Their discussions are in strict secrecy, but they take the audience vote into account, so be there to support your favourite Circus Maximus is this summer's most spectacular night out.
Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road