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Summer Nights – Paulo’s Drive in Circus *

This is a sponsored post, I was gifted tickets to Paulo’s Drive in Circus, in return for an honest review.

When I heard Paulo’s Circus was headed back to Cornwall, I was immediately excited!

With all that’s happening recently, this is just the thing to liven up the summer! When I was invited along; to review the show on opening night, I definitely wasn’t going to say no!

So we hopped in the car, and headed to the Drive In!

Paulo's Drive in Circus - Back 2 the 80s.
Image courtesy of Paulo’s Circus

Paulo’s Circus presents: Teddy’s Bogus Journey – Back ”2” the 80’s Drive in Show!

This is Britain’s first drive-in circus show. Even on opening night you can tell it has all been extremely well organised; with lots of staff (also fully equipped with PPE) on hand to point everyone in the right direction. And measures in place to keep everyone safe.

Paulo's Drive in Circus - The stage

Paulos Drive In Circus

The gate opened at 6:30 for an 8pm start; this is of course lots of time, before a show clocking in at an hour; but also meant that we had a good spot to see everything from the car (so I’d recommend arriving early). We were led to the drive-up box office; along (still in-car) to the food van; where drinks and snacks were available, and then to park up in an allotted 4m square.


The show is on daily at 5:00pm & 8:00pm. Located in the field opposite Morrisons in Newquay (TR8 4QB for sat nav), it’s easy to find. Tickets are £20 per car; limited to a maximum of 7 seats, there are toilets on site operating on a one in/one out basis.

Enjoying the summer evening at Paulo's Drive in Circus

Each ‘zone’ meant visitors were socially distanced; and it was possible to sit on the grass next to the car if preferred; (which we did as we were blessed with a gorgeous summer evening!)

We relaxed on a blanket, not too far from the stage, for just over an hour, with fun music playing across the field, and screens showing clips of previous Paulo’s Circus Shows, as well as important guest information.

Acrobatics on rollerboots!
Paulo's Drive in Circus

The time went quickly, sitting enjoying the sun, and soon the show started, bringing with it awesome 80’s neon colours and even roller-boots(!)

For a brilliantly fun show of comedy, acrobatics and skill! There was an upbeat and lively feeling throughout, and acts with a great blend of classic and modern styles. All mixed with a fun atmosphere too. I absolutely loved the trapeze act, it was simply stunning to watch!

I’m glad I brought a blanket as it got a little chilly; so I’d definitely recommend bringing something warm along to wear; and also if you’re planning on sitting on the grass bringing a blanket or something to sit on too.

For a review of last years show click here.

The staging was clean and simple; and there are also screens showing what’s happening live; for those potentially not close enough to see what’s going on directly.

Once again, we had a really good time, the show was delightful and our only take-away, was that we could have happily stayed for more! Much needed joy right now! Paulo’s Circus really is a treat for the whole family, and I’d thoroughly recommend a trip to see the show, this summer!

Full details can be found on the website or Facebook Page. You can also find Paulo’s Circus on Twitter and Instagram!

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This is a sponsored post, I was gifted tickets to Paulo’s Circus in return for an honest review, the content and opinions herein are my own.

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