More than 17,000 people watch Hippodrome's free New Year show in 12 hours

Thousands have watched the Hippodrome Circus' free stream.

Thousands have watched the Hippodrome Circus' free stream of its Christmas Spectacular on New Year's Eve. - Credit: Hippodrome Circus

Thousands of people have watched the Hippodrome Circus' Christmas Spectacular since a free recorded version went live on YouTube on New Year's Eve. 

The Great Yarmouth venue is run by the Jay family which wanted to give something back to their supporters.

They decided to provide the stream again in 2021 after the success of the filmed Christmas Spectacular last year, which has since been viewed by more than 200,000 people. 

In 2020, the New Year's Eve performance, along with 30 others, had to be cancelled as Norfolk moved into Tier 4 Covid restrictions from Boxing Day.

This year there have been no cancellations and both New Year's Eve shows were sold out.

Jack Jay, producer and ringmaster, said: 'This was such a special event last year and so many people got to enjoy the show who wouldn't otherwise.

"Despite not being in lockdown this year, we know there are still so many people who are unable to come along."

Watch on the 'Hippodrome Circus Official' YouTube channel.