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Act One Circus Performance Sheffield

YPPT workshop suprise box

Dewsbury Rappers Juggle

Swamp Circus Trust believes that its circus and theatre activities have a positive impact on people and communities

Our Mission Statement: "To benefit communities and individuals through Circus"

Please see Community: Current Projects and Community: Past Projects for lots more information.

We are Modern Circus: non-animal and egalitarian - open to everyone regardless of ability, gender, faith or age. We are fully inclusive.

  • Community Circus workshop participants develop transferable skills that will help them progress onto further education or employment
  • Performances can develop pride in communities
  • Community circus projects can bring people from different ages, faiths and backgrounds together to develop understanding. 

Circus arts celebrate diversity and include many skills and disciplines so there is something for everyone to enjoy. Swamp Circus Trust feels performing arts can bring creativity and energy back into the community whether you are watching our performances or performing in them!

We have developed community circus projects aimed at:

  • Developing personal development skills in young people
  • Bringing together young people from different ethnic backgrounds to promote understanding
  • Community leadership and regeneration consultation

Current projects include:

Rotherham Youth Circus

Our projects are usually developed in partnership with community groups, youth groups or other arts organisations.  If you are interested in working with us on any of our projects we’d love to hear from you.

If you are interested in finding your own funding to commission us to develop a new project or circus group you may be interested in getting funding advice from SYFAB if you are in South Yorkshire.

We are also happy to work with you to find funding to employ us.  Feel free to contact us to discuss how this might work.

Organisations we have worked with in the past include:
The Magna Centre
Academy for Community Leadership
Albert & Friends Instant Circus
Gillian Banks Theatre School

Point Blank Theatre Company
Rotherham Culture Company
The Open Performance Centre
Rotherham Open Arts Renaissance