Shepherd's Bush Green to Host World's 'Most Extreme' Circus

See clowns, dancers, high wire acrobats and death-defying stunts on wheels

Circus Extreme's big top
Circus Extreme's big top

March 13, 2023

Circus Extreme is setting up its Big Top on Shepherd’s Bush Green with a show which promises a jam-packed mixture of clowning, acrobatic skills and death-defying stunts. The show will open on 31 March and run until 16 April.

The circus is coming to London as part of a world tour, bringing its own central heated venue seating up to 3,000 people at a time.

Among the performers are the high wire acts Ayala Troupe, led by Henry Ayala who holds the Guinness World Record for the most skips on a tightrope in one minute and the Danguir Troupe, who will perform their double wheel-of-death stunt including the rare and dangerous and double summersault.

Super Silva Junior from Brazil will be walking upside-down, high in the roof of the Big Top, Aerial Duo Polischuk will perform mid-air stunts, holding each other by their teeth and British legend Laura Miller will showcase her aquatic aerial ring which unites the elements of fire, water and air.

The Ayala Troupe, led by Henry Ayala on a tightrope
The Ayala Troupe, led by Henry Ayala on a tightrope

Just back from a European tour, the EXTREME® freestyle motocross team will be flying through the air displaying cliff-hanger stunts, and the team will also be performing the Globe of Death, looping vertically and horizontally within a giant mesh sphere.

South American legend Paulinho will perform a high-energy bike display including wheelies, stoppies and burn-outs, together with a troupe of dancers, musicians and of course traditional circus clowning.

Find out more about Circus Extreme and book tickets for the show, which will in include both matinee and evening performances on its web site.

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