250 years of Circus

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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.

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