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[19 May 2022]

Circus FAQs

Coming to our Bransholme circus shows in May half-term? Here’s some info you might find useful.


What is it?

A gorgeous red and white Big Top – called the MaryBelle – which we’re going to put three shows in for May half-term.


What shows are there?

There’s three different shows to choose from – see one, or see them all!

The Queen’s Knickers – a very funny children’s musical about The Queen’s knickers being nicked from TaleGate Theatre.

The Lost In Translation Family Cabaret – expect laughs, cheekiness, performers flying through the air and loads of acrobatic stunts in this hour of amazing circus and cabaret skills.

Chores – two cheeky children are asked to tidy their rooms, but instead they end up climbing, flipping, rollerskating and blasting each other with a toilet roll gun! Laugh-out-loud clowning and loads of cool stunts.

The Hogwallops – a colourful story of a chaotic family with thrills, gasps and loads of laughs. You’ll see clowning, juggling and amazing tricks on the floor and in the air.


Where is it?

Heartlands Park – that’s between Minehead Road and Holwell Road, HU7 4HW.  You’ll be able to see the Big Top, but here’s a map that shows you how to get from Bransholme Chat (in North Point) to the circus site (where the Back to Ours logo is). There’ll also be signage along the way so you know you’re going in the right direction!

I live nearby – will it be noisy?

From the week beginning Mon May 22 you’ll be seeing a lot of activity from us on the park, including putting up the Big Top ready for the event. The build for the Big Top will start on Fri 27 May. There’s three different shows – the earliest show starts at 11am and the latest will be finished by 8.30pm.

We’re hoping you won’t hear anything too different from normal, but you can talk us about any concerns by calling 07442 205 524.


How long do the shows last?

The Queen’s Knickers – 1hr 30mins with an interval

The Lost In Translation Family Cabaret – 60mins, no interval

Chores – 60mins, no interval

The Hogwallops – 60 mins, no interval


How much is it?

Tickets are £3 each in cash from our Bransholme Chat Shop in North Point, open Tue-Sat 10am – 3pm. You can also get them online here, but they’re more expensive at £5 each.


Can I park there?

Lots of bus services drop off and pick up from North Point Shopping Centre – services to the Centre run every 10 minutes during the day including the Stagecoach Frequento 30 and 51 which leave Hull Paragon Interchange for North Point every 10 minutes during the day.

Other services include the 10, 11, 28, 32 and 38. There;s also a night bus service, the N51, which runs every hour on Friday and Saturday nights from Hull centre to North Point.

You can also park your car at North Point and walk to the Big Top –  it takes around 10 minutes at a steady pace.

If you need disabled parking access, please message us at [email protected] or phone us on 07442 205 524.


What access provisions will there be?  

There’s accessible parking nearby, and you can talk to us about that by messaging us at [email protected] or phoning us on 07442 205 524. There’ll also be a wheelchair-accessible portaloo on site.

The Queen’s Knickers will be signed by our brilliant Makaton interpreter Sophie.


Can I bring my own food?

Yes, you can bring snacks and drinks in! You might want to bring them from home, or pop to North Point Shopping Centre to get some before walking down to the Big Top.


If I have questions, who can I contact?

You can message [email protected] or phone us on 07442 205 524. You can also direct message us on social – that’s on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


We’re looking forward to seeing you all there!