250 years of Circus
It all began with a ring…
In 1768 Philip Astley paced out a circle on the banks of the Thames perform tricks on horseback. Over 250 years later, that moment is recognised as the birth of modern circus.
Gossamer Thread invite you on a journey traversing the myriad evolutions of circus, featuring world class performers in aerial, acrobatics, sideshow, juggling & more.