big things happen

in little tents

Marquees, Circus tents and dazzling Circus Entertainment based in Bristol and Devon but available further afield
We deliver bright and beautiful colourful circus tents to all manner of events, we also put on fabulous
circus shows and provide amazing children’s areas to UK festivals. In fact we do a great deal more.
Have a browse and see how we can add a splash of colour to your next event.
what we do

From humble beginnings as a one-man circus Bigtopmania has evolved over the years. We now provide all sorts of circus entertainments to a wide variety of events and celebrations.


Through spotting a gap in the market, we have found ourselves in a nice little niche as a company that is one of few providing colourful circus big tops appropriate for smaller events.


Our work at festivals on the UK circuit breaks down into 2 main areas. We supply big tops as venues and structures to lots of different music and arts festivals and at a select few we provide and run children’s areas.


We love alternative weddings! Alternative weddings are so popular they won’t even be considered alternative soon!   DIY brides, unique brides, festival brides, alternative brides or quite simply anyone who wants something a little bit different!  We specialise in helping create the right alternative marquee for your weird and wonderful wedding dreams!


what they say

how can we be of service?
Bespoke Circus Shows

At Bigtopmania we aim to provide quality affordable circus entertainment, circus shows, plus acts and artists for all occasions. We pay attention to details and treat every audience the same whether we are performing to 20 people or 200 people. 


Marquee Hire for Venues

As well as the circus side of things we also operate as a marquee rental company in the more conventional sense. Providing marquees and big tops as a pop up venue solution to a number of different sectors, private and public events.



In homes, halls, gardens, parks and more,  Bigtopmania as Circus party planners have organised and entertained at hundreds of different circus parties across the UK.  We arrange parties for all ages literally from babies to grandparents. 



A sub-category of alternative weddings that deserves a special mention because we just love them.
Browse for case studies of other like minded couples who have created their own festival theme wedding in the past. 


about us
Bigtopmania was established back in 1987 and we’ve spent the last 3 decades championing and performing live circus entertainment, delivering beautiful big tops to events, facilitating children’s interactive play at festivals and embracing alternative tastes in marquees for all sorts of occasions.
This has all been done through a passion for live events and festivals, a lot of honest hard work and great relationships with customers. Over the years we’ve benefited and been part of the circus renaissance.
We like to think we’ve played a small part in the growing popularity of circus
in the mainstream psyche and enjoyed it finding its place as one of the ‘go to’ themes for any event planners.
As a company we have grown organically and moved with the times in recent years, the festival wedding boom is still going strong and we love providing big tops to happy couples that are seeking to step away from the crowd with quirky venue choices, DIY weddings and country chic canvas weddings.
We are not a provider of huge big tops nor are we Cirque Du Solei. We are a family run events company with 4 family members working full-time for the company and a big festival family as our support network. Remember, big things happen in little tents.
ready to know some marquee hire prices?
ready to know some marquee hire prices?
how to book us
Go to your specific page, if you’re a bride click on weddings, festival organiser go to festivals, if you’re looking for circus click circus.
Download a price brochure, fill in an enquiry form with as much detail as possible, we will respond as quickly as possible.
We send you a quote estimate
for your booking.
When you are ready to confirm
the booking we will send you
a 20% deposit invoice
to secure the date.
our gallery
A selection of what we do.
dreaming of a festival wedding?
Find out how we can help you hold the ultimate authentic festival wedding with big tops, circus performers, outdoor lighting, fire bowls and more.


Circus shows and marquee hire from our bristol base.
Circus Shows And Marquee Hire Delivered From Bigtopmania’s Bristol Workshop.
by Chief Peteza Posted on 3rd October 2019
– Acts & Artists
MUTA Structure Safe Training
Marquee health and safety training for our Bigtopmania Install team.
by Chief Peteza Posted on 2nd October 2019
– big top hire
University event marquee hire – Circus big Tops & colourful tents
If you are thinking of university marquee hire, or for any other academic or student event propose…
by Lucas Wintercrane Posted on 28th September2017
– big top hire
Primary school Circus show
Book your primary school circus show here! Are you looking to book a primary school circus show to wow your pupils and staff? Do you…
by Chief Peteza Posted on 3rd October 2019
– Acts & Artists
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