The Exploded Circus

The Exploded Circus

The big top at the end of the world.

Step into the moment where an explosion has been frozen in time, the remnants of a big top caught mid-air – with everything from circus ring, sequins and fairground horses suspended above ground.

Featuring a breath-taking mix of acrobatics, surprising aerial feats and masterful juggling, The Exploded Circus weaves a story told without words, where six female performers have to come together to seek order in the chaos and create a new normal. With striking imagery and subtle humour, the show explores themes around change, hope and belonging.

Tickets: Tickets are free but must be booked in advance - please click here

Outreach: Mimbre have been delivering masterclasses and workshops in the lead-up to the festival, with local artists and young people from Next Generation Youth Theatre, Aerial Arts Luton and local schools. Keep an eye out for pop-up walkabout performances from Luton young people before the Saturday 2pm show!

Age Recommendation: Family friendly, 6+

Access: Please get in touch to find out about Relaxed Performances, Touch tours, Visual Story and seating arrangements in the Big Top


Mimbre is a female-led contemporary circus company who use their unique blend of physicality and narrative to tell intimate stories about human connections.

We are delighted to welcome them back to Imagine Luton after their fantastic performance in 2017 of ‘If I Could, I Would’, trailer below:



Site 1 - Big-Top, St George's Square

Running time

70 mins


  • Sat 23 Jun - 2:00pm
  • Sat 23 Jun - 7:00pm
  • Sun 24 Jun - 2:00pm