Circus Starr are excited to return to Huddersfield with their inclusive circus-inspired show for vulnerable children and those with disabilities.

This year’s event will be different as it is held indoors rather than in their big top tent.

Due to rising costs and logistical challenges the not-for-profit company is unable to hold their show outdoors this year so they will bring the magic inside instead.

The show will be held at the Northfield Centre in Norfolk Avenue, Brackenhall, on Monday June 24 with performances at 4.45pm and 7pm.

Unlike a commercial circus, Circus Starr adapts the event to suit their unique audience by lowering the volume, toning down the lights, providing sensory packs and offering free tickets.

Their whole operation is only possible thanks to kind donations from community-driven businesses in the area.

Their 2024 production promises to amaze the young audience as it sees the return of Ringmistress Mariska Gandey. Joining her on stage will be the hilarious Brazilian clown Lukinha and charismatic acrobats Fingers Crossed!



Fundraising director Michelle Crossley said: “We love sharing our magical art form with those who usually miss out.

“I am so happy that we can still share a fabulous show with the community, despite the challenges we are currently facing. Thank you so much to all the businesses who have helped us continue our valuable work in their town.”

The community interest company relies on donations to be able to hold their inclusive events, and contact local business in each town they visit to see if they would like to cover the cost of a child’s ticket.

Donations are welcome from anyone who would like to help make a difference. To make a donation please call 01260 288 690 or email

Tickets for the event are free and distributed to local schools, charities and organisations and individual families.

Families can apply for tickets although there is limited availability – packs can also be ordered for free by visiting

Image credit: Wes Webster Photography