Featuring an array of wooden circus props including stilts, juggling balls, clubs, diabolos, as well as peacock feathers for balancing and fabric scarves for juggling, this is a hugely entertaining workshop led by a highly-skilled tutor.

Dressed in authentic Victorian attire, Mr Barnard knows just about all there is to know about circus tricks and games, and can give an illustrated talk on the Victorian circus, if requested.

This workshop can be entirely Victorian, or a mix of period and modern equipment, and is perfect for bringing winter events to life with a Dickensian feel. The volunteers will be lining up! For even more spectacle, Mr Barnard’s show, Period Prestidigitation, can be booked alongside the workshop.


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Victorian Circus Workshop

by Jones and Barnard

Performance Styles

  • Workshops
  • Installations
  • Christmas

Act Info

  • Historically Themed Act

Victorian Circus was excellent – very popular again – and he dealt with the bustling environment really well (it was very busy!) – always a pleasure to work with and do pass on our thanks.

— Grae Wall, Senior Arts Development Officer, St Albans District Council

It was brilliant thank you so much. Great weather and great event. Your guys were superb and no bother at all which is an event managers dream. They got on with the job in hand and once briefed didn’t bother us at all. So big thank you to them.

— Tracy Lynn, Creative Sparks for Steam on the Dock, Liverpool