Looking for a place to learn circus? Here’s a good place to start!
All featured organisations are CircusWorks members, which mean they are fully insured and have DBS checked staff.
Belfast: Belfast Community Circus School
Adventure Circus Perth was created in January 2015 and is an aerial, acrobatic and fitness club for people who like to do things a little differently.
Adventure Circus operates from a dedicated circus space and has a fantastic team of local circus instructors and regularly welcome additional guest instructors to lead classes for all ages (tots to 60+) in Perth.
Performance is at the heart of what we do, and we provide opportunities for our students to perform throughout the year. We also host annual theatre shows, as well as providing performers for corporate events.
Our mission is to provide variety (to be vocational, active, recreational, inspiring, entertaining, technical and for you) and our values are that we are happy, adventurous, inclusive, rewarding and young at heart!
Everyone loves the circus, try us out and discover for yourself!
Think Circus’s vision is to create a healthier, happier society of confident learners.
We foster healthy attitudes to learning and build resilience in young people, and equip more people to be active in their everyday lives. As a Community Interest Company, we aim to alleviate mental health issues, improve life chances and improve health through non-competitive physical activity. We run a social circus in Leith, Scotland and create interactive community projects and shows.
Cardiff: Nofit State Circus
Swansea: Circus Eruption
Newcastle upon Tyne Circus Central
Leeds: Leeds Childrens Circus
The Circus House in Manchester is a circus training space with a strong focus on providing opportunities and activities for young people.
We run after-school sessions in aerial hoop, silks, trapeze and tumbling and our incredibly popular multi-skilled Youth Circus session is on Saturday mornings.
Our teaching team are experienced and dedicated, and our community shows allow students to develop their skills and confidence further by performing on stages and in public squares.
We place great importance on building community and overall wellbeing and we offer tailored sessions to groups of all ability levels.
Sheffield: Greentop Circus
Norwich: The Oak Circus Centre
Milton Keynes: Concrete Circus
Sweet Circus believe passionately in the social, physical and mental health benefits of participation in Circus Arts and strive to make it accessible to all. We aim to improve health and happiness through fun and friendly classes, workshops and circus play opportunities in and around Eastbourne. We have regular term time classes, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays incorporating ground skills and aerial. There are also opportunities for young people to become trainees, and work towards arts award qualifications.
Fly through the air, high above the ground, somersault effortlessly through the air as you leap from bar to bar, it’s the pinnacle of circus arts – Flying trapeze is the most spectacular and jaw dropping act possible, and now you can actually come and try it for yourself. It’s much more accessible than you would imagine, you will be amazed at how much you can achieve on our full size flying trapeze rig, in just one 2 hour class. All Bars Flying Trapeze Website
School of Larks is a rural based school of circus arts. Our team of performers and teachers is based in rural Gloucestershire. School of Larks currently provides both structured classes and training in aerial and circus skills for all ages in Stroud, Nailsworth and the surrounding areas. We are very interested in the educational and creative possibilities of aerial and other circus disciplines and the benefits they provide for self-esteem, coordination, autonomy, strength, flexibility and self-control. Working closely as a group cultivates mutual respect and understanding, a key skill regardless of age. The variety of skills in circus allows each individual the opportunity to find their interests and their passions. Aerial and other circus skills provide a combination of sport and art so may be considered an important educational tool. School of Larks
Frome: Circus Stars
Torpoint: Baba Yaga’s Circus for All
Cirque du Ciel REG CHARITY (CDC) #11106043
A registered charity since 2004, CDC uses circus skill based activities, in youth, social and community contexts, to promote and support health, well being, meaningful occupation, artistic creativity, and positive personal and social development in Cornwall.
CDC created the ‘Circus ‘Works in Devoran in March 2019, a training, learning, rehearsal, and performance space, designed to promote and create Circus projects and performance pieces. It is also home to Airfish Circus Community Arts Colective, and Vagabond Youth Circus.
CDC is run by volunteers, and currently generates funds via classes, performances and much local support.
Camden: The Roundhouse
MAH’S Monster club is the children’s division of My Aerial Home
We run classes for all ages from our bespoke aerial facility:
Munchkins – a drop-in class for toddlers and their parent or carer. Mini Monsters (Saturday mornings) which is a more structured learning environment.
Monster Clubs- our term time after-school classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
We foster a slow learning approach believing that aerial takes time to build strength, time for the brain to process the techniques and time to build the resilience to endure the bumps and bruises and time to develop the patience, the listening and observing skills. The kids get it, we just need to train the parents!
We encourage talent, creativity and ability in an environment where there’s freedom to have go, to fail and to try again at your own pace. Do something not for glory but for fun.
Our children’s program echo’s MAH’s ethos, as an inclusive, non- judgmental space suitable for all ages and backgrounds.