Blackpool's Annual Festival
of Circus & Performance

13-20 Feb 2016


Businesses get chance to star in Blackpool’s magical family festival

Blackpool’s businesses are being encouraged to join forces with some of the world’s top performers for Showzam! – the town’s very own festival of circus and the biggest in the North of England.


Abi Collins set to wow crowds at Showzam! Carnival Ball One of Britain’s most in-demand and original cabaret performers is heading to Blackpool to host what promises to be the town’s most decadent night of 2016. October half-term fun set to bubble over in Blackpool Blackpool’s October half-term crowds are going to get a special taster of next year’s Showzam! Festival with a mind-boggling performance that will simply take your breath away. Best of French circus set to delight at Showzam! 2016 Hot on the heels of Circolombia’s sell out run at The Blackpool Tower Circus Arena earlier in the year, LeftCoast are thrilled to announce top French circus company Akoreacro as the headline act for Showzam! 2016. Showzam! turns Blackpool into an extraordinary Circus Town Blackpool was transformed into ‘Circus Town’ for five days of the very best of international circus and street performance. Showzam! invites you to special “At Night” shows Showzam! is just around the corner and this year after dark, adults are invited to explore Showzam! “At Night” with three shows that are just for them. "At Night" - Double Bill Two great shows for one fantastic price! Head to Carnival Ball for the most Romantic Night of the Year Love is in the air as Blackpool prepares to welcome the return of Showzam! with its popular Carnival Ball. Your Chance to Take Part in Showzam! 2015 Visitors to Blackpool’s annual Showzam! festival are being urged to get involved and take part in a series of Workshops and Heritage Tours. Street Theatre Comes to Life for Showzam! 2015 A jet-pack propelled roller skater, hair-raising style creations and life-size dinosaurs are just some of the acts set to take to the streets of Blackpool for this year’s Showzam! Festival. South American Circus Stars at Showzam! Some of South America’s most amazing young performers will show off their skills at Blackpool festival Showzam! after being given the opportunity to train with a world-leading circus school. The Showzam! Programme is here Take alook at the offical programme for this years Showzam! International Flavour at Showzam! 2015 Blackpool will welcome performers from across the globe when Showzam! 2015 rolls into town. SHOWZAM! 2015 - IT JUST GETS BETTER Blackpool’s Winter Gardens will be transformed into a FREE circus of variety as visitors flock to Showzam! 2015. Save the Date – 14–18 February It’s less than a month until Blackpool’s festival celebrating circus kicks off with Showzam! 2015. Extra Acts Announced for Blackpool’s Showzam! Carnival Ball The weird, the wonderful and the amazing are all set to star in this year’s romance themed Carnival Ball. CIRCOLOMBIA BRINGS SOUTH AMERICAN CIRCUS TO THE TOWER FOR SHOWZAM! 2015 High energy Columbian circus company Circolombia are set to bring their unique style all the way from South America to Blackpool Tower Circus for Showzam! 2015. Romance in the air for 2015 Showzam! Carnival Ball An unusual, exotic and glamorous evening of entertainment with a romantic theme is set to make the 2015 Showzam! Carnival Ball one of the best yet. Circus Takes Centre Stage for Showzam! 2015 The magic of the circus is set to play a starring role in the Blackpool’s annual Showzam! festival 2015 Showzam! Success More than 30,000 people visited Showzam! Blackpool’s festival celebrating Circus, Magic and New Variety. Guest Blog: We saw the Hogwallops! I went to see Meet the Hogwallops and thought it was silly, good family fun! Guest Blog: Izzy Wizzy! My Mummy and Daddy took me and my little brother to see the Sooty Show today Guest blog: Bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles! A visit to B - the Underwater Bubble Show by Jacob Greaves Now you see her…Romany Diva of Magic Romany, Diva of Magic is set to charm, amaze and mystify Showzam! festival-goers with seven family-friendly evening shows at The Sands in Blackpool. School Children to Test Their Creative Skills for Showzam! Budding puppeteers are being encouraged to test their creative skills and get involved in Showzam! – Blackpool’s annual festival celebrating Circus, Magic and New Variety. Variety Star Amy Lamé to host Blackpool Carnival Ball Comedy writer and TV presenter Amy Lamé will be the official host at Blackpool’s 2014 Showzam! Carnival Ball. £99k Arts Boost for Showzam! Showzam is to benefit from a £99k arts grant. Rock ‘n’ Roll, Jiving and the Weird, Wonderful and Wacky – Showzam! Carnival Ball 2014 Blackpool’s celebrated Carnival Ball is back and it is time to Rock ‘n’ Roll. Sooty Heads to Showzam! 2014 Izzy, wizzy, let’s get busy! Children’s favourite Sooty is to be the star of Showzam! 2014 – Blackpool’s annual festival celebrating Circus, Magic and New Variety.

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