THE circus is coming to town – and will be bringing more than just family fun to the community.
Circus Starr plans to sell advance tickets to local businesses and donate the proceeds to Huddersfield charity Kirkwood Hospice.
The circus – which is celebrating its 21st birthday – will arrive at Greenhead Park on April 15 as part of its tour of 65 towns across the UK.
The magnificent blue and yellow big top will house a magical mix of acrobatics, balancing acts and clowns.
Peter Sandow and Co will amuse audiences with a side-splitting act involving a crazy car, frantic plate spinning and a Ghost Buster routine.
The Julio Acrobatic Troupe have joined Circus Starr from the Bulgarian State Circus and will wow the crowds with their high-adrenaline acrobatics.
Aerial artiste Tracy Jones will also have people on the edge of their seats with her Corde Lisse act high above the circus ring.
Artistes from Russia, South America, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Mongolia, France, Ireland, Britain and China make up the circus troupe, which was founded 20 years ago.
For those two decades, Circus Starr has raised funds for local charities caring for a wide range of people.
They especially like to focus on smaller organisations, which rarely attract attention outside their own local community.
There will be two shows at Greenhead Park – one at 4.45pm and another at 7pm.
Tickets cost from £11.75 to £16.45 and are available by phoning 0870 1676177.