Performers delivered letter from all the UK’s top circuses Letter warns that industry faces collapse in as little as 2 weeks if not supported or allowed to reopen There are over 30 circuses in the UK whose audiences totalled over 20 million (in 2019) Today, circus performers from around the UK have marched to Downing Street to deliver a letter from The Association of Circus Proprietors (ACP) – the government-recognised body for professional circus producers and performers- to the Prime Minister calling for either inclusion in the government’s arts rescue plan or the right to reopen, and warning that the sector could collapse in as little as two weeks without support. The announcement of the bailout on Sunday (5 July) was greeted with relief by many in the arts and entertainment sectors, but contained no provisions for an artform which was invented in the UK, and has been a significant part of the country’s cultural landscape for o...
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