No plans this weekend?

Wolverhampton has got you covered as Covent Garden on Tour arrives in the city this weekend, an exciting street theatre festival filled with roaming street performers.

This free family friendly event takes place along Victoria Street and Bell Square tomorrow, between 11am – 4pm. Admission is free and no tickets are necessary.

Acts include an escapologist, comedy character show, stilt walker, hula hoop artist and a juggler who will be on hand throughout the day to keep everyone entertained. There will also be a face painter, sweet and balloon stalls as well as local businesses open in the area.

Councillor Chris Burden, Cabinet Member for City Development, Jobs, and Skills said: “I’m excited for this event to take place over the weekend.

“After extensive works, it’s important we make the most of the new space and keep our promise of delivering more events in this area.

“Covent Garden on Tour will kick off a host of major city centre events happening over the summer that will make use of new public spaces and boost footfall, including Wolverhampton Pride 2024, BMX, scooter and breaking event FISE and Krazy Races. I’d encourage everyone to pop along during the day for this completely free event, watch the acts, get involved and support local businesses along the street.”

Covent Garden Entertainment, working in partnership with City of Wolverhampton Council on the event, have 10 years’ experience in the entertainment industry, representing some of the world’s best corporate entertainment, street performers, circus artists and variety acts. Rob Collins, Director of Covent Garden Entertainment, Guiness World Record Holder, and escape artist said: “Covent Garden Entertainment are bringing the shows to Wolverhampton! We are excited to be bringing some of UK’s best street performers to Victoria Street tomorrow with something for everyone to enjoy.”