TWO relaxed circus shows will take place in town for an audience of 1,000 children and their carers who are often excluded from such events because of their needs and circumstances.

Circus Starr, a 30-year-old social enterprise, offers all the things you would expect of the traditional big top spectacle – energetic acrobats, daring aerialists and a very mischievous clown – but it’s the audience that sets their events apart.

Tickets are funded by businesses looking to give back to the most over-looked in their communities and are pre-allocated to families who struggle to go to or enjoy a live performance.

Michelle Crossley, a director of Circus Starr, said: "The barriers families face to accessing creative and cultural activities are many and varied. Some families simply can’t afford or have a child with a disability whose needs aren’t being met elsewhere.

"The atmosphere in our Big Top is warm, friendly and extremely relaxed. Children are encouraged to be themselves – shout out, move around, dance or take time out if they need to. We’re officially a tut-free zone.”

Circus Starr will be coming to Warrington on Sunday, September 23 at Victoria Park in Latchford.

The show will run from 2pm until 5pm.