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The Circus Space

The Circus Space is one of the top circus schools in Europe, offering the UK's only degree-level education in circus arts. The building houses a creation space, and the organisation offers professional development opportunities for aspiring and established performers. The Circus Space also delivers participatory and leisure activities including the London Youth Circus, and a varied performance programme including regular cabaret nights. Our funding supports core costs, as well as the youth circus and the professional development programme for emerging professional artists.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £339,897
  • 2013-2014: £347,715
  • 2014-2015: £356,755

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Circus Arts Degree FAQs - what if I have an injury or pre-existing medical condition?

"What if I have an injury or pre-existing medical condition?" Answered by National Centre for Circus Arts Physiotherapist Karen Sheriff. Find out more about the Circus Arts Degree at http://nationalcircus.org.uk/degree

National Youth Circus Event 2014

On 21 - 23 February 2014 youth circus organisations from across the country met at the soon-to-be National Centre for Circus Arts. Find out more about the event at http://nationalyouthcircusevent.tumblr.com/ Film by Guy Gotto/ Roundhouse

Circus Arts Degree FAQs - What if I can't make the Open Day?

"What if I can't make the Open Day?" Answered by programme administrator Lydia Wilding-Smith. Find out more about the Circus Arts Degree at http://nationalcircus.org.uk/degree

Circus Arts Degree FAQs - do you provide student accommodation?

"Do you provide student accommodation?" Answered by programme administrator Lydia Wilding-Smith. Find out more about the Circus Arts Degree at http://nationalcircus.org.uk/degree

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Circus Arts Degree Graduate Craig Reid

'Incredible hula boy' Craig graduated from our BA Hons Degree in 2008. He's been at our Circus Arts Degree Open Day today to talk to prospective students about life after the course.

Circus Arts Degree graduate Kat Would

Kat is at our Circus Arts Degree Open Day today to talk to prospective students about life after the course - including contracts in Singapore and working in Cirque du Soleil's The Beatles - Love.

Circus Arts Degree FAQs - Can I apply directly for the BA Hons or Postgraduate courses?

"Can I apply directly for the BA Hons or Postgraduate courses?" Answered by head of Academic Administration, Nancy Cranham.

Tightwire class in the Combustion Chamber today

See more from our Circus Arts Degree Open Day at http://circusspace.tumblr.com/tagged/open-day-2014

Circus Arts Degree graduate Addis Williams

Addis is at our Circus Arts Degree Open Day today to talk to prospective students about life after the course. We asked him what he's been up to since he graduated in 2010.

Mark Glover - Cyr Wheel class

Degree Programme Year Manager Mark Glover is teaching a Cyr Wheel class for Foundation and BA Hons Degree students this morning. See more from our Degree Programme Open Day at http://circusspace.tumblr.com/tagged/open-day-2014

Circus Arts Degree FAQs - what qualifications do I need for entry to the Foundation Degree?

"What qualifications do I need for entry to the Foundation Degree?" Answered by head of Academic Administration, Nancy Cranham.

Circus Arts Degree FAQs - What can graduates of the course do afterwards?

"What can graduates of the course do afterwards?" Answered by degree programme Year Manager Martha Harrison.

Circus Space BTEC FAQs - How do I apply for the BTEC?

"How do I apply for the BTEC?" answered by BTEC Coordinator Caitlin Agnew. The BTEC Level 3 Circus Skills Diploma in Performing Arts is run jointly at Circus Space and Hackney Community College. The course is free to 16-18 year olds with some funding also available to those up to 25 years old. Find out more at: http://circusspace.co.uk/BTEC

Circus Space BTEC FAQs - How many hours is the BTEC?

"How many hours is the BTEC?" answered by BTEC student Ollie. The BTEC Level 3 Circus Skills Diploma in Performing Arts is run jointly at Circus Space and Hackney Community College. The course is free to 16-18 year olds with some funding also available to those up to 25 years old. Find out more at: http://circusspace.co.uk/BTEC

Circus Space BTEC FAQs - Do I need circus experience for the BTEC?

"Do I need circus experience for the BTEC?" answered by BTEC Coordinator Caitlin Agnew. The BTEC Level 3 Circus Skills Diploma in Performing Arts is run jointly at Circus Space and Hackney Community College. The course is free to 16-18 year olds with some funding also available to those up to 25 years old. Find out more at: http://circusspace.co.uk/BTEC

Circus Space BTEC FAQs - What happens at Circus Space and Hackney Community College?

"What happens at Circus Space and Hackney Community College?" answered by BTEC student Florence. The BTEC Level 3 Circus Skills Diploma in Performing Arts is run jointly at Circus Space and Hackney Community College. The course is free to 16-18 year olds with some funding also available to those up to 25 years old. Find out more at: http://circusspace.co.uk/BTEC

Circus Space BTEC FAQs - What does the course involve?

"What does the course involve?" answered by Circus Space Head of Participation and Outreach, Jennie Albone. The BTEC Level 3 Circus Skills Diploma in Performing Arts is run jointly at Circus Space and Hackney Community College. The course is free to 16-18 year olds with some funding also available to those up to 25 years old. Find out more at: http://circusspace.co.uk/BTEC

Circus Space BTEC FAQs - What happens at the audition?

"What happens at the audition?" answered by BTEC student Joshua. The BTEC Level 3 Circus Skills Diploma in Performing Arts is run jointly at Circus Space and Hackney Community College. The course is free to 16-18 year olds with some funding also available to those up to 25 years old. Find out more at: http://circusspace.co.uk/BTEC

Circus Space BTEC FAQs - What can you do after the BTEC?

"What can you do after the BTEC?" answered by BTEC alumnus Luke Hallgarten. The BTEC Level 3 Circus Skills Diploma in Performing Arts is run jointly at Circus Space and Hackney Community College. The course is free to 16-18 year olds with some funding also available to those up to 25 years old. Find out more at: http://circusspace.co.uk/BTEC

Gandini Juggling with ballet

Gandini Juggling, supported by Circus Space and the Royal Opera House, have paired four ballet dancers with four jugglers. Find out more about the project at https://circusspace.co.uk/about/projects/circus-space-and-gandini-juggling

Centre for Advanced Training - Bungee dance workshop - Final showcase

This week CAT (Centre for Advanced Training) students from London Youth Circus and The Place are having lots of bungee-dance-based fun with Vicki Amedume from Upswing for their half-term CAT Intensive. Find out more about Circus Space and the CAT scheme: https://circusspace.co.uk/education-and-learning/youth/courses1/bursaries-and-the-cat-scheme

Centre for Advanced Training - Bungee workshop - day 3

This week CAT (Centre for Advanced Training) students from London Youth Circus and The Place are having lots of bungee-dance-based fun with Vicki Amedume from Upswing for their half-term CAT Intensive. Find out more about Circus Space and the CAT scheme: https://circusspace.co.uk/education-and-learning/youth/courses1/bursaries-and-the-cat-scheme

CAT students bungee-assisted dance workshop - day 2

This week CAT (Centre for Advanced Training) students from London Youth Circus and The Place are having lots of bungee-dance-based fun with Vicki Amedume from Upswing for their half-term CAT Intensive. Find out more about Circus Space and the CAT scheme: https://circusspace.co.uk/education-and-learning/youth/courses1/bursaries-and-the-cat-scheme

Strange Forces - Highlights - Circus Arts BA Hons Degree

Circus Space BA Hons Degree devised pieces 2013. 'Strange Forces' was directed by Peta Lily. Find out more about the Circus Space Higher Education Programme at http://circusspace.co.uk/degree Video by Mark Morreau - http://www.morreaux.co.uk/

Circus Space Hula Bon Bons at Piccadilly Circus Circus

September 2012 Video courtesy of Crying Out Loud and Mark Morreau. Find out more about Circus Space's casting and consultancy services at: https://circusspace.co.uk/services/casting-and-consultancy

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