Rotherham Youth Circus

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RYC Nov 9th



RYC have been selected to attend the First UK Youth Circus Network event in Feb 2012. This folows on from attending the National Youth Circus Events in 2010 and 2011.

Details about the UK Youth Circus Network can be found here


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At National Youth Circus Event, Sheffield 2011

RYC at NYCE RYC at NYCE 2011 RYC at NYCE 2011 2

All Saint's Square Rotherham

Regular workshops with juggling, plate-spinning, stick-spinning...

... Drama games

... Acrobatic Balance training

Welcome to Rotherham Youth Circus

We run a youth circus workshop in Rotherham for 9 -25 year olds.

When: Every Wednesday night (during school term time)

6PM - 8PM

Where: Springwell Gardens Community Centre, Eastwood View, Springwell Gardens. S65 1NG.

We are a vibrant and growing Youth Circus company, but we still have a few places available. Please email or call rather than just turn up on the night.

Cost: £4 per session.

For more information, please call us 01326 377008



What we do

We teach circus skills and circus arts - lots of physical skills and performance skills. Led by professional experts in circus and theatre.

Arts Award

All young people attending the sessions will have the opportunity of working towards a nationally recognised qualification, the Arts Award. This qualification is not examined, but based on a portfolio of work which the young people can put together with support and guidance from our tutors. Further details can be found at or talk to Jules via our contact details


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RYC ChristmasShow Family Photo

Christmas Show 2009 Family Photo

At National Youth Circus Event 2010, Blackpool

Workshop sessions including Devil Stick, Tightwire, Unicycle, Performance Training

Rotherham Youth Circus (RYC) started in 2008 as part of the YPPT (Young Person's Participatory Theatre) Project funded nationally by Arts Council England (2008-9)

Since that project funding ended Swamp has continued with the RYC and has had funding support from:

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust (2009-10)

Ideas Tap (to develop outdoor performance)

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (for Summer Schools).

Swamp has funded RYC directly throughout this time and continues to support RYC and represents RYC in national Youth Circus networks and forums.

RYC continues and is currently run by the "Friends of Rotherham Youth Circus".

Tutors have included: Tim Woolliscroft, Jules Howarth, Sue Fee, Alison McNeill, Sarah Platts, Cleo Cutcher and Dan Collins. Plus several specialist tutors on occasions.

RYC is in need of a sponsor or funder. If you want to become involved, support RYC or join in the sessions then please just contact us.

RYC is Youth Circus for Rotherham and is destined to grow and grow, to become one of the best Youth Circuses in the UK.