Educational visits and workshops


Read about a recent visit from De Beauvoir Primary School in School Travel Organiser magazine

Working with young people and schools

Circus provides a unique experience to engage students and enrich their learning.

The circus arts can be effectively integrated into the National Curriculum in a number of ways, linking with PE, dance and drama as well as other subjects such as citizenship and science, for example through exploring the physics of circus.

We have developed a number of ways for school groups to access the circus arts, both physically and non-physically.


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Educational Visits

Length: 1.5 hours

When: 10.30am – 4pm / Mon- Fri (Dates are subject to availability)

Ages: 4 – 18yrs

Price: £4 per head (minimum 20 people)

Our education visits give groups the opportunity to learn about the history of our converted power station, see professional circus performers at work, have a Q&A with a circus teacher and try out a circus activity.  

This visit links well to the IPC Circus (Movement and Entertainment) topic for Key Stage 1.


Length: 2 hours minimum

When: Mon- Fri (Dates/times are subject to availability)

Ages: 4 – 18yrs

Price: Please contact for details

Where: Offsite/Onsite

Circus is an accessible activity that engages people of all ages and abilities, combining physical fitness, risk taking, problem solving and creativity.

Where possible, we can tailor the workshop to the needs of your group and ensure all participants have fun, feel involved and gain confidence. The workshops link well with drama, P.E, team building and enrichment.

We can cover up to 3 circus skills in each workshop: Juggling, hula hoop, tightwire, stilts, acrobatics, acrobalance, and aerial (rope, static trapeze). Please note that activities are subject to availability and aerial skills are only available onsite.

We can offer bespoke or a number of progressive workshops that increase skill and/or performance outcomes.

We operate a strict teacher student ratio of 1:8.

Free workshops for local schools

We're pleased to offer secondary schools in Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets a limited amount of free workshops to engage their students in circus.

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Contact us

To express interest in a circus workshop or educational visit, please complete this form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

For any other questions, please contact the Participation and Outreach team on

Find us

National Centre for Circus Arts
Coronet St
N1 6HD