The Wheel House


Circus, Theatre

A ‘tender, post-apocalyptic love story’, The Wheel House is an acrobatic promenade show, which unfolds inside and around a circular set as it rolls with the audience walking alongside.

An enchanting story set in a dystopian future, at a time where survival relies on sharp eyes, quick hands, and above all, friendship. Join these traveller-gatherers on the road to nowhere: treading lightly, enduring quietly, and always, always moving onwards.

Acrojou’s flagship show, The Wheel House, has been touring worldwide since 2008.

Stunning design and theatrical acrobatics, housed in an exquisite, hand-built rolling theatre set. The Wheel House is a unique performance that has captured the hearts and imaginations of audiences around the world.

About Acrojou

Blending theatre, acrobatics, bespoke structures and sublime visuals, Acrojou creates contemporary circus productions for events worldwide. Recognised as one of the leading street theatre and circus companies in the UK, Acrojou’s work has been seen live by hundreds of thousands of people across 18 countries since their first commission for London’s Trafalgar Square Festival in 2006.

Acrojou was founded in 2006 at the National Centre for Circus Arts, London. Drawing on backgrounds in circus, visual art, theatre, dance and engineering, Acrojou combine these disciplines to create narrative at the rich meeting point of bodies, structures and materials.

Production Credits:

Conceived, designed and devised by Jackson Barnard and Barney White
Performed by Barney White & Freya Thomas
Set by TMB Design Bristol
Technical production by Richard Mowbray
Costumes by Ilona Karas / Acrojou
Sound design by Acrojou
With initial direction from Flick Ferdinando

Funding, commissioning and partner credits:

Commissioned as a walkabout by Without Walls (2008)
Funded for development into a full show (2011) by Applause