The Big top Experience!

Circus Panto

Come join us here at Rathwood for a magical evening like no other, as for the first time ever in Ireland, Circus meets Panto!

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Ireland's First Circus Panto- Cinderella

  •  SOLD OUT shows (28th 3:30 PM, 30TH 3:30 PM, 2nd 1 PM)
  • For the first time ever in Ireland, Circus meets Panto! Circus Panto was established in 1894 in the UK, Fossett's & Rathwood are now joining forces to bringing the worlds best together to create a performance like no other in Ireland    
  • Take an enchanting journey on the Rathwood Express train to Fossett’s Big Top located deep in Rathwoods forest.
  • Experience the theatrical high jinks of the Panto, combined with the thrill of the circus in Rathwood's very own production of Cinderella. 
  • The WORLDS best Circus performers have been flown in for this magical occasion. Make this Christmas one remember with a special evening of fun for all the family and with a Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo this Christmas you shall go to the ball!


  • Standard/Peak Prices- Child €20 Adult €14
  • OFF-Peak Prices- Child €17 Adult €12 (See Calendar) 
  • Early Bird Prices - Child €15 Adult €10 - 2nd/3rd Jan shows only
  • Suitable for all ages (Boys & Girls) we recommend 3-12 years old. 
  • Free Hot Chocolate for every child.
  • Show duration: 1hr 15- mins, (1hr 45 mins including train journey to forest)
Optional Extras and things to do on the day:
  • Funfair - Suitable for all ages. 
  • New Ark Indoor Playcentre & Cafe
  • Merry Tree Restaurant - Seating up to 300 people
  • Award-winning Shopping