Sabotage, Cardiff

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9HW, Wales 12 August - 11 September 2022

Important Update: All performances going ahead as planned



Come and join the UK’s most extraordinary circus company, NoFit State under the Big Top.

NoFit State Circus is back with a new Big Top contemporary circus show. This time it is darker and grittier, with a more subversive edge. A boisterous performance with our trademark large scale spectacle, awe inspiring circus acts, new apparatus, exceptional original music, live projections, and more theatrical elements.

SABOTAGE challenges the status quo, it is an energising, uplifting and socially relevant contemporary circus production. Our personal journeys bring us to this place. Our struggles, and privileges, have shaped that journey. And yet we find ourselves in the common meeting ground of the circus tent, with the common language of circus. SABOTAGE explores our separation, and our belonging. Saboteurs stand out. They stand up. They challenge the establishment. They are heard.

Nothing in SABOTAGE makes it unsuitable for children, but it was not made specifically for them.


family offer

A family of 4 can attend for the special price of £60 - £65.

To apply the offer add 4 tickets to your basket and enter the offer code 'FAMILY' during checkout.

You will need to have at least 1 adult and 1 child (under 16) in your group.


upcoming shows

Pricing (depending on the show date)

£20 – £24  Full Price
£15 – £17  Concession
£60 – £65  Family of 4 *

As part of our environmental policy, we do not issue paper tickets. Your booking confirmation email is your proof of purchase!


All performances going ahead as planned

box office

If you need help with your order call our box office team on 02921 321 021.

Box office hours are:

Monday - 10am - 7.30pm

Tuesday - 10am - 9.30pm

Wednesday - 10am - 8pm

Thursdays - 10am - 8pm

Fridays - 10am - 6pm

Saturday - NA

Sunday - 10am - 6pm

If we miss your call please leave a message and we will call you back.

relaxed performance

The 2.00pm performance on Wednesday 24 August will be a Relaxed Performance.

Some things to expect at the Relaxed Performance:

- A digital welcome pack will be sent before the performance

- There will be a relaxed attitude to movement and talking during the performance

- Theatrical effects (smoke, bright lights, loud sounds) will be reduced

- House lights will remain on, though slightly dimmed, throughout the performance

digital welcome pack


The NoFit State silver spaceship Big Top tent will be located at:

Big Top Tent, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9HW

Please click here to get directions using Google Maps.


By bike: Conveniently located next to the Sophia Gardens section of the new cross-Cardiff cycle route.

By car: Access to Sophia Gardens is off of Cathedral Road.

By bus: This site is well served by busses (Cathedral Road and Castle Street). Central Cardiff bus stops are Westgate Street, North Road/Kingsway, Greyfriars Road.

By coach: The National Express coach station (CF11 9HW) is a very short walk away. Megabus stops on Kingsway, a 13 minute walk away.

By train: The closest station is Cardiff Central (13 minute walk), or Cardiff Queen Street (17 minute walk).



Sophia Gardens Car Park is the nearest car park. North Road Car Park is also nearby.

You can prepay your parking on the MiPermit site to speed up your journey, please note this does not guarantee a space and the car parks may be busy.


How long is the show?

SABOTAGE is roughly 2.5 hours (including a 20-minute interval). It may run a little later on occasion, so please consider that when making travel plans.

What type of concessions do you offer?

We offer concession price tickets to: • Over 65s • Under 16s • Unwaged • Student Proof of eligibility may be required on entry.

Do you offer group discounts?

Yes, if you have a group of 10 people you will get 1 of them for free. Just add 10 tickets to your basket and this will apply automatically. For school groups etc please get in touch with us to discuss any discounts available. You can reach our box office here: 02921 321 021

Do you have a box office on site?

NoFit State’s physical box office opens on site an hour before the show starts. You do not need to collect physical tickets. You can purchase tickets on the day if there are still tickets available.

How do I choose my seat?

All seats are unreserved, and they all have a great view!

Where can I get my ticket?

As a part of our environmental policy, we do not issue paper tickets. You will be issued with a hand stamp that will give you access to the tent. Please give your booking name and number of tickets on arrival.

How accessible is the show?

We work to make our performances as accessible as possible, if you or one of your group have additional access needs please get in touch for more details and to see how we can help to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. People with limited mobility should inform the box office so we can reserve easily accessible seats for you. The Big Top tent is fully accessible for wheelchair users, and there is an accessible toilet onsite. People who are visually impaired should inform the box office so we can reserve seats near the front for them. They should also let us know if they are bringing a guide dog with them. We have some disabled parking spaces available next to the site, please contact us before hand if you require access to these so we know to expect you. Carers seats are free, please call our box office team to book these: 02921 321 021