Great Yarmouth’s Hippodrome Circus has announced a socially-distanced summer show.

The venue – Britain’s only surviving total circus building – had planned to start its summer season in July, but its Circus & Water Spectacular was pulled due to coronavirus restrictions.

Now, with restrictions easing, the venue has confirmed it will be back with a rejigged show from August 1.

The Hippodrome is promising the show will feature all the traditional elements of its summer shows, including acrobats, aerialists, dancers, swimmers and the venues unique water feature.

However, the show will be cut to around 75 minutes and without an interval – compared to a usual length of around two hours – and with reduced audience to allow for social distancing.

Tickets are only being sold by telephone, to allow the venue to space out the audience members. It is encouraging people to book in family and ‘social bubble’ groups to help make the best use of space.

Tickets can be booked by calling 01493 738877 and cost £20-25 for adults, £12-16 children, £17-22 concessions and carers.