One-off workshops with Sarah Holmes of Paper Doll Militia, 2nd & 3rd November. Limited places available. Click here to book now!

Circus Central Open Day at Mill Lane

Circus Central invites you to come and play with the Circus! We’re having an Open Day at our Mill Lane site on Saturday 28th September with beginners workshops running from 10.00-3.00pm to give you a flavour of all things circus.

We’ve got lots of taster sessions running, so please have a look below at what’s on offer: some workshop spaces are limited so make sure to book in advance to secure your place for just £2. Don’t worry about missing out though: we’ll be running unlimited FREE toybox sessions throughout so everyone can pop in and have a go at something fun. You could even learn a trick with a toothbrush!

If you want to see where your circus skills could take you, come along to our free Cabaret at 8:00pm in Mill Lane. We’ll be showcasing a variety of acts from the amazing Five Ring Youth Circus Troupe, as well as local and international artists. No need to book, just turn up. Come be inspired and delighted!


Book workshop places here

Workshop Descriptions:

NOTE: Apart from Open Toybox, all workshops have limited places. Please book in advance to guarantee your place!

  • Circus Stories. Ages 3-7. A circus session based on some favourite circus stories to explore character, narrative and movement. Limited spaces please book
  • Tightwire: Ages 5+. Have a go at balancing your way along a tightwire: will you be able to make it all the way to end? Limited spaces please book
  • Handstands: Ages 14+ Explore the world of standing on your hands, and try exercises to help condition your core and shoulders. Limited spaces please book
  • Parent & Child Acro: Ages 4+. A chance to learn some partner acrobatics tricks with your young person.
  • Partner Acro: Ages 14+ Partner acrobatics tricks are great fun for adults: come learn some tricks, you don’t need to bring a partner to the class.
  • Aerial Kids: Ages 5-13. Explore the world of hanging upside down using trapeze, cocoons, and aerial silks.
  • Aerial Adults: Ages 14+. The upside down world is for adults too! Learn some skills on the trapeze, cocoon and aerial silks
  • Acrobatics: Ages 8+. Have a go at some basic tumbling and acrobatic movements on the floor and using a trampette.
  • Open Toybox: Ages 3+. Something for everyone! Come and try some tricks with our circus props: juggling, plate spinning, diabolo, flower sticks and more. Unlimited spaces - just turn up!