Victorian Side Show

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Victorian Side Show
Reasons to book this ACT
  • Genuine Victoriana steampunk freak show fascinates your audience

  • With curiosities and characters guaranteed to intrigue

  • Great for audiences of all ages, with amazing and authentic costumes

  • Act is both macabre and light-hearted

  • UK-based act available up and down the country

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Book our amazing and genuine Victoriana circus side show for the most authentic steampunk show you’ll ever see. This Victorian act faithfully recreates a freak show from the late 1800s with the bizarre collection of curiosities they have obtained. 

The history of this side show is truly fascinating. Having been collected by a solider who had served in the Indian sector of the British Empire, the artefacts were eventually put into storage only to be discovered and lovingly restored by their current owner and curator. Not only is this living history act impressive, fun and engaging, it is a real Victorian side show! With more than a taste of the Victorian, this is a steampunk act to trump all others.

The collection of curious artefacts was discovered in 2009 and has had an extraordinary history. Rather than preserving the pieces like a museum, the curators have built a replica Victoriana circus side show case to display the curios at festivals, parties, weddings, corporate events, museums and much more besides. 

Costumed in authentic Victorian design, this act looks, sounds and behaves like a freak show and will transport you back 120-odd years to the exciting and macabre age of Victorian England. The portable case containing the Victoriana artefacts from antiquity is a vibrant read and has beautifully ornate woodwork and brass work around it to replicate the opulence of the day.

While the curiosities are genuinely amazing, perhaps the most standout parts of this act are the performances given by the curator and other performers. What might easily be a staid act is instead a hugely dynamic, engaging and interactive event. Not afraid of the vaudevillian or theatrical, the performers have developed funny and curious characters who genuinely feel like the circus folk of Victorian England, touring their wagon around the country.

The Victorian act not only provides the performers and curiosity box but a range of promotional material to drive footfall. Even the least curious person cannot fail to be drawn in by the mystery, oddness and fun that this act exudes unlike any other.

To book this brilliant Victoriana act, contact our dedicated entertainment specialists today.

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Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey
Birmingham Literature Festival
Blackpool Winter Gardens
Bradford Steampunk Exhibition
Child Action Northwest
Crewe Steampunk Convivial
D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre, Nottinghamshire
English Heritage Festival of History
Epping Ongar Preserved Railway
Forge Mill and Bordesley Abbey, Worcestershire
Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire
Haworth Storytelling Festival
Hebden Bridge Arts Festival
Hidi Bang Tidy does Bradford
Lancashire Museums, Burnley
Linden Hall Christmas Market
Lowewood Museum, London
Middleport Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent
Milton Keynes Museum
Museum of East Anglian Life
Oldham Christmas Market
Oswaldtwistle Mills, Lancashire
Revolution House, Chesterfield
St Mary and St Margaret Church, Castle Bromwich
St Neots Museum, Cambridgeshire
Stoke Rochford Hall, Grantham
Sudeley Caste, Gloucestershire
The Dark Dark Cabaret Night
Tyntsefield National Trust
Victorian Christmas, Bosworth Hall Hotel
Victorian Steam Weekend
Wakefield Museum
Weird Weekend, Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum, Eastbourne
Whitby Abbey
Writing on the Wall Festival
‘A Splendid Day Out’, Morecambe

"It was a tremendous success, I couldn’t sleep as I was still buzzing from the day!"

Sudeley Castle

"They can always be relied on to bring a touch of mystery and excitement to proceedings. Perfect for warming up a crowd or keeping people engaged. Their fabulously inventive props and razor-sharp wit mean they are great entertainment for audiences of all ages, whether that be at an underground burlesque event or a family fun day. They are also thoroughly nice chaps. I cannot recommend them highly enough"

Bang Tidy Promotions

"We have had some great feedback off visitors who loved your show, a wonderful addition to the Victorian Weekend"

Visitor Experience Manager National Trust