If the music get’s too much or you just fancy a change (after all this is the festival of performing arts) then the theatre and circus areas are the place to be. Though you’ll catch great shows in the main tents, it’s also here that you’ll find ways to get involved. From group games to the largest twister mat I’ve ever seen, it’s a reminder that play isn’t just for the kids.
Whilst the Circus Big Top is the place to see dizzying acts from high wires to magicians and a drag queen circus show, the outside circus offers more humorous offerings this year promising (amongst many others) nerdy tango dancing and a silent clown. It’s in Bella’s Field you’ll also witness things like the insect circus and an 8 seat solar powered cinema, and the chance to create your own clay model as part of Daemon and Doppleganger. A wonderful place to lose yourself during day or night, be sure to wander through at some stage over the festival.
Elsewhere this area boasts the Caberet Marquee, this year hosting the likes of Josie Long and Robin Ince, whilst the Poetry and Words tent will become home to John Hegley and Kate Tempest. The Summer House bringd with it Shakespeare’s Globe, who plan to rehearse and perform a play in a single day. Don’t forget to visit late at night too, as it’s not just the Eastern Corner which promises to light up the night sky.