History of the Circus
Although the circus’ origin is considered relatively young, being established in the 1770s, the acts commonly associated with the circus are transnational, the documentation of which can be found throughout history, dating back to as far as the ancient Greeks. The world’s first circus is widely attributed to having been started by a cavalry officer named Philip Astley. Philip created the first modern amphitheatre in 1768, to perform horse riding tricks in Lambeth, London. Astley had many competitors, but his innovative thinking distinguished him as the modern circus’ founding father. In 1770, Astley became the first man to congregate various acts and artists to perform in a singular show, in order to fill in the time between acts. He hired the likes of jugglers, acrobats, clowns and tightrope walkers to perform in his show, and thus, the modern circus was born.
Ever since then, society has reaped the benefits of having been able to witness wondrous works of human ingenuity through modern advancements to the circus and its ever-growing list of acts. Aerial Angels Entertainment Agency has a well of knowledge to draw from when it comes to providing the perfect Circus themed entertainment for your elaborate affair.
With over 20 years of experience being a leading event entertainment company on the Gold Coast and Brisbane, we pride ourselves on producing quality circus performers and riveting performances.
Our goal is to show initiative just like Mr Astley and to continue to innovate performances to deliver outstanding entertainment for clients. Make your event one to remember by employing our band of talented and professionally trained artists as entertainment for your circus-themed event.