The circus has come to town and the delegates are the stars of the show! Battle of the Big Top is an exhilarating, energetic and demanding experience that climaxes with a unique performance specially created by the delegates. They organise, stage, manage and perform their show in front of a genuine invited audience!
In less than one day and with the expert guidance of professional artists, budding circus stars learn and perfect skills to become seasoned performers. As the clock ticks towards ‘show-time’ the group divides into teams to focus on specific performance and management elements of the show, with many individuals having dual roles. Everyone contributes and learns a new skill or two that they may have initially thought impossible. These new-found-skills are then choreographed into a performance involving their immediate colleagues and added to the show roster.
All skills require a collective team approach and vary from stilt-walking, clowning, trapeze, juggling, floor gymnastics and walking the low-wire amongst others. There are also a host of behind the scenes roles that are equally important, such as stagehands, show calling, sound and lighting, as well as, of course, the Ring Master!
The grand finale is the perfect showcase for a united team as they perform the ‘Greatest Show on Earth!’ Everyone is bursting with pride as their hard work is rewarded with cheers and applause.
Learning and development outcomes
This adrenaline-fuelled and unforgettable event inspires individuals to go beyond their personal expectations. It is also a fantastic way to encourage collaboration, leadership and creativity whilst, at the same time, communicating and managing all the resources and, in so doing, reflecting the true spirit of the circus.
Corporate Social Responsibility ideas
Battle Of The Big Top has been used to create a special occasion for disadvantaged youth. After perfecting your act children are invited into the 'Big Top' and served with popcorn and other treats. They are then entertained in a truly unique fashion watching your own circus show. Everyone is a winner as your people enjoy the shared team experience and see the delight in the faces of the children for whom this will be a truly memorable day.