Giffords Circus is back in 2022 with a brand-new show ¡Carpa!
The word ¡Carpa! originates from the Spanish word ‘tent’ and refers to a removable canvas roofed structure used for a travelling theatre, much like a circus.
¡Carpa! was a type of theatre that flourished in the 1920s and 1930s in Mexico and the southwestern states in America.
Giffords Circus is a magical village green circus that tours England from the first days of spring to the first glimpse of winter. The 2022 show will evoke the sights and sounds of rural Mexico with incredible art, music, history, and people as the inspiration.
The Circus is bringing Mexican performers over to join the troupe and, with them, create a show full of skill, humour, turmoil and excitement. Giffords Circus ¡Carpa! at Blenheim Palace will be situated amongst the beautiful and ancient trees of the parkland, near the Walled Garden.