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Stunning Events in Amazing Circus Tents

Bigtopmania's world of circus shows, entertainment & marquee hire!

Bigtopmania’s circus entertainment service includes:

Bespoke, vintage, family Circus shows in our big-tops or indoors,
Circus acts, artists and performers plus hands-on workshop activities,
Circus theme parties for children or adults,
Children’s and family entertainment,
Festival children's area production and management.

Bigtopmania’s alternative marquee hire service includes:

Big-top hire, circus tent hire & colourful marquee hire,
Candy-striped festival marquees and party tent hire,
Festival weddings, circus weddings, big-top weddings,
Traditional white canvas wedding marquee hire,
Marquee rental extras, props, accessories and finishing touches.

In fact, our teams do a great deal more!

We work almost anywhere and are based in Devon near Launceston in Cornwall and also in Bristol.

Have a browse through our website and see how we can add a splash of colourful top circus entertainment to your next event.


Big Top Hire

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We specialise in renting small to medium big top style marquees.
Our colourful circus tents are amongst the most magnificent in the UK.  
We’ve got baby big tops small enough to fit in a garden: great for your birthday parties!
And we’ve got big big tops that can cater for hundreds of people at festivals and other events.
We can decorate and equip the tents to meet specialised requirements.
Our clients love the attention we pay to every little detail when we put up, decorate and manage the tents.


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An interactive wonderland of jugglers, circus artists, acrobats and dancers. We orchestrate and perform circus shows, circus-themed parties, and circus workshops.
Think vintage village-green circus show! 
Our bespoke family circus shows that are stages in our own self contained big tops, captivate children and adults and we cater for audiences of all sizes, from intimate children’s parties to festival entertainment for hundreds people.
How about a circus at your event?


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As a festival and event supplier we supply festival marquees and big tops. We also provide production and management of family entertainment areas.
Many festivals ask us to do both.
As a family, we’ve supplied tents and entertainment to Bestival, Camp Bestival, Shambala, Boomtown, Glastonbury, Cornbury, Let's Rock, Rewind, Port Elliiot and many more.
We work at all sorts of festivals, not just the music ones! 
Why not host your own festival?


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White canvas traditional marquees are wonderful for weddings.
We create personalised ambience and beauty for the couple's special day.
Our large pole marquees and smaller tents can be combined and we can decorate for all sorts of weddings.
We love alternative weddings, DIY celebrations, unique couples, festival brides, same-sex LGBT+ weddings and anyone else who wants to do something a little quirky for their wedding.
Hand-fasting and eco-weddings are so good!

What they say

Exceeded all expectations

I used BigTopMania for a party last weekend and I have to say they exceeded all my expectations. Not only was their price highly competitive but they couldn't have done more in terms of extras provided. The set up was faultless and their staff were helpful and courteous. I can honestly say that I have never dealt with a company who have done more for me. If you are looking for a big top, or little top, these chaps are tip top!

Lauren Atkins

Professional and Efficient

We cannot praise Pete and his excellent team highly enough; they put up such a beautiful tent for my 50th Circus Party, and were a joy to work with. Professional and efficient, they coped with some extremely challenging weather, and worked tirelessly to get everything perfect.  Our guests loved dancing the night away in such a beautiful place, and we have so many memories of all the fun and colour- a real triumph thanks to Bigtopmania.

Laura Graversen

How can we be of service?

Bespoke Circus Shows

Quality, affordable circus entertainment. We offer fullly tented self-contained circus shows, individual circus acts and artistes, circus-themed children’s parties and circus skills workshops.
What a team!
Our entertainment services are tailored to your requirements to make the experience truly special.
Could your event host a pop-up circus?

Marquee Hire for Venues

We provide, assemble, decorate, accessorise, perfect and manage marquees for all occasions. When we pack down, we leave sites clean and tidy, recycle things and are as sustainable as possible.
We’ve supplied marquee hire to hundreds of private parties, public events, festivals, weddings and more.
Our marquee hire finishing touches and accessories can be customised for your specific requirements.

Amazing Parties

In homes, halls, gardens, parks, fields and more we organise parties and entertainment for all ages: babies, children, teens, parents and grandparents. Expect delightful décor, your favourite music, lots of dancing and entertainment and a lot of happy faces.
Any Parties; not just circus theme parties!
We can plan your party! 

Festival Weddings

Wedstock! Lovefest! We love the festival wedding combo! It’s amazing when we get to combine the two. Let us create the ultimate festival-themed wedding experience for you. Seek out the ultimate festival wedding we did that happened on the stone circle field on the solstice at the Glastonbury Festival site! Never to be repeated?
You say "I Do"; we say "Time to party!" 

Our Circus Tent Styles & Marquee Hire Ranges.

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Red White Tents

Welcome to our world which is filled with "Strawberries & Cream" and "Candy"!

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Red Yellow Tents

"Rhubarb and Custard!"
Red and Yellow big tops and striped circus style marquees for hire

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Red Tents

Our yearly Easter circus shows at Wellington Country Park were too well attended so we got a bigger Big Top!

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Canvas Tents

The "Scoopy" range!
Traditional canvas "Petal" pole marquees with an elegant contemporary style. Perfect wedding marquee hire.

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Who are BigTopMania?

BigTopMania was established from humble beginings back in 1987 when living in Reading and we’ve spent the last 3 decades creating and performing live circus shows and entertainment, delivering beautiful big tops to events, facilitating children’s interactive play at festivals and embracing alternative tastes in marquees for all sorts of occasions.
We like to think we are a very creative force and are constantly evolving to suit!

This has all been done through a passion for live events and festivals, a lot of honest hard work and great relationships with customers. Over the years, we’ve encouraged and been part of the new circus renaissance. We love performing! 
Our teams are based in Devon and Bristol and provide our entertainmant services and marquee hire from there.

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How much does it cost to hire or rent a marquee?

Download our brochure for big top and marquee hire prices

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Many thanks.

Pete, Lucas and the Bigtopmania team.

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