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Launceston, Cornwall
Bigtopmania big top hire
Bigtopmania big top hire
Bigtopmania is a friendly, family owned company that has been in the marquee hire business for some years now but originally established in the Leisure and Events Business and Show Business world way back in 1987. The owner, Pete Wintercrane has worked as an entertainer all those years and has performed his shows and wacky style of entertainment all over the country and around the world. He has had some exposure on TV, the West End and is often called upon for several of his skills.

The marquee-hire side of the business grew from his work within the circus world and he always had a desire to run his own show and own his own Big Top. Keeping it to a manageable level for some time Bigtopmania acquired and used a small Big Top, originally made by Peter Jolly's circus for another circus company. From there, the work has mushroomed and some years later the equipment is renewed and the range expanded.

Bigtopmania is now a source of marquees, big tops, circus tents, party marquees, mini-marquees, luxury canvas, vintage and stylish wedding tents for hire and rental and for use with their own productions. Bigtopmania specialises in the smaller sizes of big tops and offers a very personal service.

Though based in Devon, (confusingly with a Cornish postal address!) Bigtopmania works nationwide.

They have a range of associated equipment typical of marquee hire companies, which is frequently up dated, including marquee electrics and lighting, marquee flooring such as coconut matting and carpet, chairs, tables, d├ęcor and a large amount of circus equipment that is often added to the package. If they don't have it, then they know where to get it from or may get it especially for your job. Given a lot of our work is for celebratory events, we want things to be colourful, attractive and fun!

We follow industry standards (MUTA) and government guidelines in all our activities. Tents are built to European standards and most are UK manufactured.

Health and safety is paramount and we try to add to our skills all the time. Recently we have done course in child protection, first aid, temporary electrical systems, marquee electrics and electrical Pat Testing. Our team are registered with the event safety passport scheme.

All our activities are fully insured and risk assessed and all relevant documents are made available to clients, event managers and for relevant licensing authorities.

If you wish to hire a marquee from Bigtopmania call or email for a current list and do ask for special packages to be made up tailored to your event.

If you want a colourful marquee for your event, then you may also be interested in our entertainment activities. Our website shows a diverse range of entertainers and attractions and we offer things like hands-on circus skills workshops, crazy bikes arenas, under 5's play areas,wacky races, costume characters, circus acts, street performers,clown shows. When not setting up marquees, Pete is often performing with a stage name of PeteZa. His shows are great fun for all ages.

Bigtopmania presents complete children's area packages for festivals and events and has helped events get nominated for and win Industry awards.

  • Unique Ranges of Stylish, contemporary and colourful tents and can bring a touch of the circus to your event
  • Our work has helped events win industry awards and gets rave reviews.

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    Bigtopmania logo
  • small circus tent and marquee
    small circus tent and marquee
  • circus show tent hire
    circus show tent hire
  • round party tent hire
    round party tent hire
Pricing & Opening Times
  • We have packages to suit all budgets and supply a price list by email to prospective clients.
  • Opening Times:
  • Usual opening times but we monitor calls and emails regularly at all times.

We can supply references and reviews upon request.

Other Information
  • Smallest Marquee Hired:
    3 x 3m
  • Largest Marquee Hired:
    12 x 30m plus extensions possible
  • Frame Structures:
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  • Flooring Available:
  • Dance Floors Available:
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  • Event Furniture Available:
  • Chandeliers Available:
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Map & Directions

We are based in West Devon near to Cornwall and work from home base. We will come to you for meetings and site visits where needed. There is normally no need for you to come to us.