Sabotage, Bristol

A full-on, boisterous, and audaciously fierce performance with the NoFit State signature style. 18 May - 02 June 2024


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.

Directed by Firenza Guidi.

show times

NoFit State Big Top Tent - Bristol - Wilson Street, St Pauls, Bristol BS2 9HH

family offer

A family of 4 can attend for the special price of £72  (£65 for preview shows on 18 & 19 May).

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

earlybird offer

Get 20% off your tickets when you use code EARLYBIRD at checkout, valid until 8 April.


£28  Full Price 
£18  Concession
£72  Family of 4 *

*at least 1 adult and 1 child (under 16) per family group.

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



On Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 we are running preview performances. These performances are offered at a discounted rate and provide a chance to see the show before its final version on opening night. Please be aware that the preview performances may last slightly longer than the finished production.

£24  Full Price (Preview)
£17  Concession (Preview)
£65  Family of 4 * (Preview)

*at least 1 adult and 1 child (under 16) per family group.


box office

Box Office number: 02921 321 021

Box Office hours: 10am - 6pm most days

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


We are not running a dedicated Relaxed Performance at this location, but our Big Top and site is a relaxed environment where everyone is welcome. If you would like to familiarise yourself with what to expect before your visit, please take a look at our Digital Welcome Pack, or get in touch if you would like additional details! 



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

Wilson Street, St Pauls, Bristol BS2 9HH


Please click here to get directions using Google Maps.


  • There is audience parking available on a first come first served basis, please be aware it is not on tarmacked ground
  • There is on street parking available in the local area
  • The closest commercial car park is the Cabot Circus Car Park

Parking is available near the Big Top Tent for those who need it for access reasons, please let us know beforehand if you will need on site parking so we can make sure it is available for you. You can reach us on 02921 321 021 or by emailing [email protected].


public transport

We encourage our audiences walk, bike or take public transport wherever possible, this is a central location with good transport links.

By Bike: You can lock your bike up inside the NoFit State site.

By Bus: This is a central location well served by busses. Many bus routes stop on Bond Street and the central Bristol Bus Station is just a 14 minute walk away from our site. Plan your journey on the First Bus website.

By Train: Bristol Temple Meads train station is a 25 minute walk away, there are also bus services running from the train station into the centre of Bristol.



SABOTAGE is roughly 2 hours (including a 20-minute interval). It may run a little later on occasion, so please consider that when making travel plans.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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