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Blackpool Tower Circus in United Kingdom
Blackpool Tower Circus
Opened for public
Blackpool Tower Circus,
, opened for public in 1894.
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The Tower Circus is positioned at the base of the tower, between its four legs. The circus first opened to the public on 14 May 1894, when admission was from 6d, and has not missed a season since.
The present interior was designed by Frank Matcham and was completed in 1900.
The circus ring can be lowered into a pool of water and holds 42,000 imperial gallons (190,000 L) at a depth of up to 4 ft 6 in (1.37 m), which allows for Grand Finales with Dancing Fountains. The Tower Circus is one of four left in the world that can do this.
The clown Charlie Cairoli appeared at the tower for 39 years. Britain\'s best-known ringmaster
worked the ring for 25 years, while Henry Lytton Jr. was Ringmaster here from 1954 to 1965.
Josef Gärtners elephants in Blackpool Tower Circus, 1983
Animals appeared in the circus until 1990. It was planned to close the circus at the end of the 1990 season and replace it with an animatronic attraction. Public opinion and the fact the animatronics were not ready meant that the circus continued.
Today, the circus is produced and directed by Hungarian Laci Endresz, who is married to Maureen, one of the Roberts family who have a long association with the Tower Circus. A live band (sometimes accompanied by Mooky the Clown) provides all the music for the show, often dynamically syncing with the performers' movements. The circus band play a variety of different songs, usually Latin for the acts. In winter, the circus stages a pantomime instead of the regular show.
References for records about Blackpool Tower Circus
Koehl, Dan (2023). Blackpool Tower Circus, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at
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