Saturday 15 September, 6.30pm – 9.00pm - SOLD OUT

Caversham Court Gardens, Church Rd, Reading RG4 7AD

Ticket Price: £8 Full Price / £5 Concessions

Following their involvement at the groundbreaking Lumière London ,Cirque Bijou will be coming to Reading! 

Roll up, roll up. It is the 250th anniversary of circus in Britain and across the country, artists, communities and audiences are coming together to celebrate this most accessible, most thrilling and most liberating of art forms. Set against the beautiful and atmospheric backdrop of Caversham Court Gardens, Cirque Bijou bring the party to Reading with an immersive evening of the most contemporary of circus. Combining traditional skills and daredevilry with modern technology, live music and sophisticated styling, you will witness beautiful, graceful and inspiring performances supported by performances from the communities of Reading against this unique riverside backdrop. Come dressed for a night at the circus... An accessible event for all the family.

Cirque Bijou creates and produces bold, visually arresting, highly physical circus. Through collaboration with exceptional and diverse talent, and the use of multiple art forms, Cirque Bijou comments on and challenges contemporary culture, and inspires a sense of inclusion and shared meaningful experience. 


Event Schedule

17:00 - First shuttle bus service from Friar Street FH, outside Sainsbury’s

18:30 - Doors Open

18:30 - DJ & Walkabout

19:00 - Last shuttle bus service from Friar Street FH, outside Sainsbury’s

19:10 - Chinese Pole

19:50 - Aerial Hoop/ Violin/ Drums

20:00 - Umbrella parade

20:05 - Umbrella dance

20:15 - Aerial rope

20:30 - Aerial violin

20:40 - Highline

20:50 - Finale

21:00 - Performance finishes, DJ til close

21:30 - First huttle bus service from Caversham Court Garden 

23:00 - Last shuttle bus service from Caversham Court Gardens



There is NO AVAILABLE PARKING at the event.

Because of this, Reading Buses will be running special free shuttle buses for this performance running between Caversham Court Gardens and the town centre.
What bus to look out for?
- The RS1 leaving from Friar Street FH, outside Sainsbury’s.
When will the buses be leaving?
- Every half hour between 5pm and 7pm and then calling at Station North ND.
What is happening  with return journeys?
- Return journeys leave from directly outside Caversham Court Gardens.
When will the buses be leaving from the event?
- Every half hour between 9:30pm and 11pm.     




Q: Can we bring our own chairs?

A: This is a standing event. Some chairs will be available for those who need it, but do feel free to bring your own.


Q: Can alcohol be brought into the event?

A: Whilst alcohol is not permitted to be brought into the event, there will be an on-site bar serving both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. 


Q: Can we buy tickets on the door?

A: Tickets sale will be CASH ONLY on the door if there are still tickets avaliable.


Q: Is there any food stalls at the event?

A: Blue Collar Food is providing some food vendors, information is below. The bar, Nacho Odyssey and Sear Street Kitchen all take card however The Massita is CASH ONLY


Q: When does the doors open?

A: The gates will open at 6.30pm. 





Blue Collar Food will be supplying some food traders for attendees to purchase from at the event.

Nacho Odyssey
Nachos served with your choice of gourmet toppings
Veggie option: ‘Get him to the Greek’: Crumbled feta, cucumber & watermelon salsa, mint tzatziki finished with balsamic glaze and fresh mint.
Vegan option: ‘Life on the Veg’: Vegetable and lentil chilli served over tortilla chips
Sear Street Kitchen
Modern British barbecue including pulled pork and beef brisket buns.
Veggie option: 'BBQ Halloumi Burger’: Served in a brioche bun with crispy onions, wild rocket and chilli mayo
The Massita
Korean/Japanese fusion cooking. Their speciality dish is sweet chilli chicken served with your choice of rice or noodles and their homemade crispy potato garnish
Veggie option: Vegetable dumplings served with a selection of spicy sauces