Street performers wear extraordinary red costumes, with long girafe-like necks, in a crowd of people.

24 Aug

Les Girafes – Compagnie OFF

Bradford City Centre
Outdoor performance, Free

Bradford city centre (route TBA)
Saturday 24 August 2024, 4–5pm
Free – no booking required

Join us for a spectacular safari in the heart of Bradford – a magical street parade led by seven towering red giraffes… 

For one day only, we’re stopping the Bradford traffic to make way for some very special guests. Seven larger-than-life scarlet giraffes are travelling all the way from France to lead a free parade through our city centre – and they’d love you to come and say hello. 

And that’s not all! Our long-necked friends will be joined on their wondrous walkabout by bumbling keepers, performers, musicians – and even an opera singer parading high above the streets. 

Created by legendary French street theatre company Compagnie OFF, Les Girafes are visiting as part of our build-up to Bradford 2025 UK City of Culture. Everyone’s welcome at this family-friendly event – and admission is completely free. 

Les Girafes is presented by Bradford 2025 UK City of Culture

Image: © Enzographe

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Our team are making plans to ensure this outdoor performance is as accessible as possible for everyone who wants to watch or take part in it. Look out for more information soon about access and the performance route.

Take part

We’re looking for a limited number of people to take part in Les Girafes and help make this magical street performance happen. You could help to guide the main characters through the streets, move pieces of staging along the route, or support this fabulous outdoor performance in other ways.

Register your interest in taking part below, and we’ll get back in touch with more information soon.


A street performer wearing a red dress and large white coat stands on top of a red platform, surrounded by red confetti.
© Compagnie Off 
Street performs in large red giraffe costumes make their way through a busy street at night time.
© Compagnie Off