Epicycle FAQs

What, Where, When

WHAT IS EPICYCLE?

Epicycle is a large outdoor acrobatics show, performed by a French circus company called CirkVOST. The show is inspired by comic books and performed on a bespoke circus rig – a 13.5 m double circle rising from the ground. Within this ‘wheel’ eight acrobats and a live musician perform.

Destined to enchant audiences of all ages, Epicycle is an exciting, visual spectacle for all the family.

WHERE IS THE SHOW TAKING PLACE?

The show is taking place at West Park, next to the KCOM Stadium, Walton St, Hull, HU3 6HU

WHEN DOES THE SHOW EPICYCLE TAKE PLACE?

There are two showings of Epicycle:

  • Saturday 12 August 2017, 9.30pm
  • Sunday 13 August 2017, 9.30pm

DO I NEED A TICKET TO ATTEND THE SHOW?

No, this event is free and you do not need a ticket.

WHAT TIME DOES THE SHOW BEGIN AND END?

The show begins at 9.30pm and will end at approximately 10.30pm.

IS THERE ALLOCATED SEATING?

The majority of the site is standing only. Please do not bring your own chairs as they will not be permitted.

We will have a very limited number of seats available for those who have difficulty standing for long periods.  Please get in touch with us (the organisers of the event) on access@hull2017.co.uk in advance of the show day if you require this support. This will enable us to allocate a seat for you and stewards will be available to assist you to and from the seating area if you require it.

Children & Dogs

IS THE SHOW SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN?

Yes, this is an all ages event. However all children under the age of 16 years old, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

ARE ANIMALS ALLOWED ON SITE?

Animals, with the exception of guide dogs, are not permitted on site.

Getting there

HOW DO I GET TO THE SITE?

We advise use of public transport or travelling by foot where possible.

Walking: West Park (the site) is a 25-30 minute walk from Hull City Centre. There are multiple entrances to the park for you to enter through, depending on which direction you are walking from.

Bus: West Park (the site) is a 10 minute bus ride from Hull Paragon Interchange bus station. Buses that travel this route include number 2, 60A, 62, 64, 66, 151, 152, X55.

If you are travelling from outside Hull, please visit our Getting Here page for further information.

CAN I PARK ON SITE?

Yes, there is limited, free parking available at Walton Street Car Park, Walton Street, Hull, HU3 6JB. This car park is situated right next to the event site.

There are additional, paid car parking spaces available relatively close by including;

  • St Stephens Square car park, Spring Street, HU2 8JX.
  • Pryme St
  • Francis St
  • Mason St

There will be a blue badge parking area with limited spaces available at the event site. To reserve a blue badge space, please contact access@hull2017.co.uk as soon as possible.

Please note that the KCOM stadium car parks will not be open for this event.

IS FOOD OR DRINK AVAILABLE – OR MAY I BRING IT WITH ME?

Food and beverage items (excluding alcohol) may be brought to the site for personal consumption only. Food and beverage will not be for sale within the site. We recommend trying a local restaurant, food outlet or pub prior to the show. Take a look at our Food & Drink guide for some ideas.

Toilets and Accessibility

ARE THERE TOILETS NEARBY?

Yes, temporary toilets, including those accessible for the disabled, are available to use at the event. Please note that there are no changing places for people with profound or multiple disabilities.

IS THERE A WHEELCHAIR VIEWING AREA?

Yes, we will be providing a designated wheelchair viewing area. Please let us know in advance by emailing access@hull2017.co.uk if you would like to reserve your space.

ARE THERE SEATS AVAILABLE?

We will have a very limited number of seats available for those who have difficulty standing for long periods.  Please get in touch with us (the organisers of the event) on access@hull2017.co.uk in advance of the show day if you require this support. This will enable us to allocate a seat for you and stewards will be available to assist you to and from the seating area if you require it.

IS THERE DISABLED PARKING?

There will be a blue badge parking area with limited spaces available at the event site. To reserve a blue badge space, please contact access@hull2017.co.uk.

WHAT OTHER CONSIDERATIONS HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO THOSE WITH DISABILITIES?

The site is suitable for wheelchairs but please be aware a large proportion of the viewing area is on grass.

This show is highly visual with no text.

If you feel that you would benefit from a familiarisation visit to the site before the show this can be arranged subject to availability. Please contact access@hull2017.co.uk to discuss.

CAN YOU PROVIDE PUBLICITY OR INFORMATION IN ALTERNATIVE FORMATS OR LANGUAGES?

We can provide information in alternative formats if you contact us via email at theteam@hull2017.co.uk

For this particular show, we are unable to provide advance information in other languages. Please note that this show is not narrated and there are no words – so it can be enjoyed by everyone whatever language they use.

Weather Conditions

WILL THE SHOW BE CANCELLED IN BAD WEATHER?

In the event of bad weather please refer to our website and official Facebook and Twitter channels for the latest news on the day and before you travel.

Lost Property & People

I’VE LOST SOMETHING WHILST AT THE EVENT, WHAT DO I DO?

If you lost something whilst you were attending the Epicycle performance, please get in touch with us via email at theteam@hull2017.co.uk with a description of the item. We’ll see if it was found and will let you know as soon as we can.

WHAT DO I DO IF I LOSE SOMEONE IN THE CROWDS?

If you lose someone, please make an event steward aware of the situation and they will implement an official lost child/parent procedure. Event stewards will be clearly identifiable in a uniform.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Animals, with the exception of assistance dogs, are not permitted.
  • No alcohol is permitted within the site.
  • Food and beverage items (excluding alcohol) may be brought to the site for personal consumption only. Food and beverage will not be for sale within the site.
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • The organisers reserve the right to ask you to leave the event site if you are under the influence of alcohol or an illegal substance, or for any other reason at our discretion.
  • In the unlikely event that attendance is oversubscribed the organisers reserve the right to limit entry in the interest of public safety.
  • Latecomers may not be admitted.
  • Admission to the site is at your own risk and the organisers have no liability whatsoever for any loss, damage, death, or injury to you or your property which is not caused by its negligence.
  • You are not permitted to use professional audio, video and/or photographic equipment within the site without the express permission of the organisers.

Other

WHO ARE THE ORGANISERS OF THE SHOW?

The show is organised by the Hull UK City of Culture 2017 team. The show is performed by CirkVOST, a French company that has travelled the world with Epicycle. CirkVOST were booked by Hull 2017 to perform here.

If you wish to give feedback on the show, please email us at theteam@hull2017.co.uk or share your thoughts with us on Twitter or Facebook – we’d be delighted to hear from you.