Circus Starr Inclusive Circus Visits Bradford

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Circus Starr will stage two free, relaxed Big Top shows for an audience of 1000 local children and their carers who are often excluded from these kind of events because of their needs and circumstances.
This 30 year old social enterprise offers all the things you would expect of the traditional Big Top spectacle – energetic acrobats, daring aerialists and a very mischievous clown – but it’s the audience that sets their events apart.

The performances will be at Peel Park, Bolton Road, Bradford, BD2 4BX where the show times will be  4.45pm and 7:00pm.

Tickets are funded by local businesses looking to give back to the most over-looked in their communities and are pre-allocated to families who struggle to go to or enjoy a live performance.

Michelle Crossley, one of the Directors of Circus Starr explains:
“The barriers families face to accessing creative and cultural activities are many and varied. Some families simply can’t afford or have a child with a disability whose needs aren’t being met elsewhere.
The atmosphere in our Big Top is warm, friendly and extremely relaxed. Children are encouraged to be themselves – shout out, move around, dance or take time out if they need to. We’re officially a tut-free zone!”

Circus Starr will be touring the UK until Thursday 14 June on a mission to reach as many children and their families as possible. It’s the only circus performing one day stands and moving location every other day.

2018 also marks the 250th anniversary of Philip Astley’s first circus on the banks of the Thames. The traditions and power of circus to unite communities, wow audiences and restore hope in a world where anything is possible lives on through the work of Circus Starr.

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Circus Starr is a touring circus boasting world-class, professional artists from across the globe.  It was first established in 1987 to provide free seats to thousands of disadvantaged, disabled and/or vulnerable children who might not otherwise get the opportunity to enjoy the magic of the circus.
Through its unique network of partner charities and local businesses throughout the UK, Circus Starr now provides over £1.3 million worth of free tickets to local children, their families and community groups every year.

Circus Starr is Community Interest Company (CIC); a not for profit organisation which exists to support local businesses and local children’s charities through a 75 venue Circus Tour hosted twice a year. A Social Enterprise with children at its heart, Circus Starr operates a unique Donated Ticket Programme that allows thousands of children to attend free shows thanks to the generous support of local businesses who, in turn, enjoy the opportunity to support their communities and change the lives of children and young people in a positive and measurable way.