UK – Great Yarmouth – Hippodrome

Dates: 1903 – present

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The last remaining permanent circus building in the UK, and one of only 3 world-wide. Built in 1903 by circus showman George Gilbert. 

Circus Ring diameter: 32 feet

The wooden circus ring flooring can drop to reveal a pool. 


  • 1903 Opened
  • 1979 Bought by the current owner, Peter Jay
  • 1981 The restored water feature is used again in a performance 




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