Roll up, roll in to the stately pleasure-dome for miracles, song, symphony and enchantment. Musicians, horses, clowns and tumblers enfolded in this joyful paradise, with music loud and long – the Giffords Circus caravan will be taking to the road for a 2019 summer of love.

It is midsummer 1973 in Hyde Park and the flower power movement is at its height. Hippies, hipsters, rock stars, musicians, wild women and global nomads with Shamanic horses gather to play, sing, dance, protest and perform. Policemen and a family of out-of-towners get caught up in the celebrations. Will they get in the groove? Nell Gifford builds a pleasure dome and Tweedy has a job in the kitchen as he thought everyone was talking about “Flour Power”. As evening approaches, the ever more chaotic event careers towards a joyful, transcendental finale. Be there or be square!

  • 3rd – 13th May: Fennells Farm, Stroud
  • 16th – 28th May: Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe
  • 30th May – 3rd June: Daylesford Organic Farm, Kingham
  • 6th – 10th June: Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
  • 14th – 24th June: Oxford University Parks
  • 27th June – 8th July: Chiswick House & Gardens, London
  • 11th – 22nd July: Windsor Great Park, Berkshire
  • 25th – 29th July: Stonor Park, Henley on Thames
  • 1st – 12th* August: Barrington, Oxfordshire
  • 15th – 27th*August: Minchinhampton Common
  • 30th August – 9th* September: Marlborough Common
  • 12th – 16th* September: Stratton Meadows, Cirencester
  • 19th – 29th September: Fennells Farm, Stroud

*Please be aware that our 1pm performance on 12th Aug, 27th Aug, 9th Sept, 16th Sept is on a move day. The Front of House options are limited but food, drinks and merchandise available.

Show Information

  • Giffords Circus proudly presents a family-friendly 90 minute show, suitable for all ages.
  • Doors open 30 minutes before a show.
  • Seating is unreserved.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.

Ticket Prices

Adult/Child

£15 / £10
£25 / £15
£30 / £20
£35 / £25

Ground information:

  • Fennells Farm
  • Fennells Farm,
    Lypiatt,
    Stroud
    GL6 7NE

    From Stroud, take the Bisley Road towards Lypiatt and Bisley for approximately 2.5 miles. Fennells Farm is on the left opposite Lypiatt Park.

    Parking available.

  • Sudeley Castle
  • Sudeley Castle,
    Winchcombe
    GL54 5JD

    Sudeley Castle is situated near Winchcombe, 8 miles north east of Cheltenham on the B4632 (A46), 10 miles from junction 9 of the M5.

    From Cheltenham take the B4632 signposted Prestbury and Winchcombe, this will take you over Cleeve Hill into the town of Winchcombe, follow the brown tourist signs to Sudeley Castle down Vineyard Street and up to the Castle entrance.

    Parking available.

  • Daylesford Organic Farm
  • Daylesford Organic Farm,
    Kingham
    GL56 0YG

    Take the A436 between Stow on the Wold and Chipping Norton, past the sign for Kingham follow signs for Daylesford Farmshop.

    Parking available.

  • Blenheim Palace
  • Blenheim Palace,
    Woodstock,
    Oxfordshire
    OX20 1PP

    Eight miles north-west of Oxford, on the A44 Evesham Road. The Palace is signposted from junction 9 of the M40. On arrival at Blenheim Palace please follow the “Giffords Circus” signs.

    Parking available.

  • Oxford University Parks
  • Oxford University Parks,
    Oxford
    OX1 3QG

    There is NO on-site parking. The surrounding streets offer pay and display.

  • Chiswick House and Gardens
  • Chiswick House & Gardens (Walled Garden),
    Great West Road,
    London
    W4 2QN

    Take the A4 westbound from the Hogarth Roundabout and follow the brown signs for Chiswick House & Gardens.

    There is a small pay and display car park next to the ground entrance. Many of the surrounding roads are residential and restrictions may apply.

  • Windsor Great Park
  • Windsor Great Park 
    The Review Ground,
    Berkshire
    SL4  2BD

    There is on site parking.

  • Stonor Park
  • Stonor Park,
    Stonor,
    Henley-on-Thames,
    Oxfordshire,
    RG9 6HF

    Located between the M4 (J8/9) and the M40 (J6) on the B480 Henley-on-Thames – Watlington Road, Stonor is a 10 minute drive north from Henley. The nearest railway station is Henley-on-Thames and taxis are available from the station.

    Parking available.

  • Barrington
  • Directly opposite the Fox Inn,
    Great Barrington,
    Burford,
    Oxon
    OX18 4TB

    From Cheltenham take the A40 towards Oxford. Take the turning on the left, sign posted for Great Barrington, just after the petrol station. Follow this road, the Circus will be on your left.

    From Oxford take the A40 to Cheltenham, go straight over the Burford roundabout, take the tuning on the right, sign posted for Great Barrington, follow the road.

    Parking available.

  • Minchinhampton
  • Near to The Crown Pub,
    High Street,
    Minchinhampton,
    Glos GL6 9BN

    Take the A419 from Cirencester to Stroud. As Aston Down, go left for Minchinhampton. Drive into the small village of Minchinhampton. The Crown Inn is on the corner. Drive up the road at the side of the pub. Follow the road around. The circus is situated opposite the church on the common.

    Parking available.

  • Marlborough
  • Near to the Golf Club,
    Marlborough,
    Wiltshire
    SN8 1DL

    Marlborough is 10 miles south of junction 15 on the M4, off the A346. The common is at the top of town on the Swindon side by the playing fields.

    Parking available.

  • Cirencester
  • Nr to the Mitsubishi Garage,
    Gloucester Road,
    Stratton,
    Cirencester
    GL7 2JY

    Take the A417 towards Gloucester. We are on the right by the Mitsubishi Garage, half a mile from Cirencester town centre just before the turning on to the A435 Cheltenham Road.

    Parking available.

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June 15 2019

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Date: June 15
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
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Giffords Circus

Giffords Circus 2019 tour runs 3rd May - 29th September