Circomedia Spring Gala

We are delighted to invite you to the fundraising event of the season, as we host our first ever Circomedia Spring Gala!

Presented as part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations, prepare for a dazzling evening of entertainment as we raise funds to support our life-affirming circus programmes for children, young people, communities and circus artists. 

Guests are encouraged to ‘dress to impress’ as you join us for this joyful evening of extraordinary circus performance, presented in cabaret style. Expect stunning aerial artistry, awe-inspiring juggling, jaw-dropping acrobatics, and appearances from special guests from across the creative industry. 

As part of this fundraising event, we will be holding an auction throughout the evening, featuring a range of exceptional auction prizes that may see you brushing shoulders with the stars or even learning new circus skills with the biggest names in the business.

If you aren’t able to attend but would like to support Circomedia, please reach out to about our Supporter Packages or consider gifting us a donation. Circomedia is a registered charity no. 1056852.

Special thanks to the Auctioneum for running our Gala auction, to Kate’s Kitchen for catering this event and to 6 O’clock Gin for providing the welcome drinks.

You can book your tickets here or via the link at the bottom of this page.

We are delighted to announce some of the fabulous acts for the evening below…

A gold silhouette of St Paul's Church Bristol with circus performers doing tricks outside

The Auction

We are thrilled to announce the auction items that have been generously donated to Circomedia by our friends, colleagues and peers.

Lot 1 – An original signed illustration of Wallace and Gromit by Nick Park. 

Lot 2 – A private juggling show from World Record Breaking Juggler, Rod Laver.

Lot 3 – A group African drumming workshop with Norman ‘Rubba’ Stephenson. 

Lot 4 – Be Editor for the day at Bristol 24/7.

Lot 5 – An exclusive, one-to-one Corde Lisse lesson with Dr. Jonathan Priest. 

Lot 6 – A bespoke three-hour pottery masterclass with The Wild Pottery studio.

Lot 7 – Join Paul McGann for a Doctor Who Comic-Con experience. 

Lot 8 – Star in a short film with stars of stage, screen and airwaves, Joe Sims and Jayde Adams. 

Lot 9 – 4 tickets to Mamma Mia on the West End with the show’s writer Catherine Johnson.

Lot 10 –  Be the very first guests invited to Derren Brown’s 2025 tour.

Lot 11 – A masterclass with music legend John O’Hara of Jethro Tull.

Lot 12 – Meet Emma Rice and enjoy a preview of Wise Children and the RSC’s new show, The Buddha of Suburbia.

Lot 13 – Join Sir Tony Robinson for the filming of TIME TEAM at Sutton Hoo.

Lot 14 – A day on the set of Channel 5’s revered TV drama ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL with Andy Hay. 

Full lot details can be found on the Auctioneum website here. Live bidding for this auction will take place from 9pm on Saturday 23rd March as part of the Gala programme and guests will be invited to register to bid when they arrive at the venue.

Huge thanks to our friends, colleagues and peers who have generously contributed items and experiences as prizes for our fundraising auction.


Date: Saturday 23 March 2024

Times: Welcome drinks and walk-about performances from 7pm. Official event start time, 7:30pm.

Location: St Paul’s Church, Portland Square, BS2 8SJ

Tickets: £100 per person. Tickets include the evening’s entertainment, a welcome drink, canapes and a delicious buffet dinner.

Guests will be seated at cabaret-style tables. Please call 0117 947 7288 or email to discuss table packages.

Dietary Requirements
Please enter any dietary requirements for your party when prompted during the booking process. Alternatively, please email with your order number and those details.

Tickets can be booked below. If you aren’t able to attend but would like to support the future of Circomedia, please consider making a donation here.

Circomedia Spring Gala 30th Anniversary

We will start sending postal tickets two weeks before the event. If you choose to collect your ticket from the Box Office, please be prepared to show your order confirmation email to our team on arrival. Thank you.

This event will be set around cabaret-style a table seating plan with 10 guests guests at each table. Guests will be allocated a seat at the point of booking so that you can sit with your party. You are welcome to move around the space and mingle however please respect other guests’ seat bookings when they wish to sit down. There will be additional bench seating available in the foyer and around the outside of the main room for those who might need it.

Wheelchair and step-free access can be found at our side entrance. We use What 3 Words to give you an exact location on a map. Follow the link below to find this entrance. If you require wheelchair access or step-free access for this event, please email us in advance at 

Side Entrance Exact Location:

Main Entrance: Stepped Access

For performances, our main double doors serve as the principle entrance. This entrance consists of three steps up to the Box Office foyer, and three further steps up to the main building. We use What 3 Words to give you an exact location on a map. Follow the link below to find this entrance.

Main Entrance Exact Location:

Free Tickets for Carers

If you are a dedicated carer accompanying a paying visitor who is disabled, you are eligible for a free ticket (limited to one carer per paying visitor). To book your ticket, please give us a call on 0117 9477288 or email

Circomedia does not issue refunds unless the event is cancelled or postponed to a date on which you are unable to attend.