Registered Charity 1001570

Skylight Circus

Inspiring people with circus


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Skylight Circus Arts

Established in 1990, Skylight Circus works with all ages and abilities.  From outreach to performance, we believe in circus with a purpose!

“I love coming to Skylight, it’s like my 2nd home, my circus family!   participant

Skylight Circus Sessions Are:

  • Sensitive and supportively staffed
  • Non competitive and inclusive
  • In our lovely, friendly, warm circus school or outreach across the North West

For all enquiries please contact 01706 650676 or email


Our Mission

Skylight Circus Arts uses circus creatively for performance and as a vehicle for personal, physical, social development and wellbeing.  Our centre is a multi purpose training space and small studio theatre

"Your enthusiasm is infectious!"


"Fantastic sessions for our youth group"

Rochdale Youth Service

"We love family sessions"


Take Part

Skylight Circus Rochdale NW Silver Circus Funded Project

Projects and partnerships

We deliver circus projects in the local community.
Photo – Martine with Deeplish Community Group.

Skylight Circus NW Acrobatic Artists

Youth Circus and Classes

We offer inclusive circus classes for all ages.
Photo – Spotlight performance troupe.

Skylight Circus Manchester Specialist Disability Workshop Ropes

Inclusive Circus Sessions

We specialise in work for people with disabilities.
Photo – Participant having fun in ‘Ropes’ session.

Skylight Circus Manchester NW Rochdale Feelgood Outdoor Festival Have a go

circus workshops

We deliver circus outreach sessions.
Photo – Rochdale Feelgood Festival

Skylight Circus Manchester NW Aerial Silk Performers


We create indoor and outdoor performance.
Photo – Adult Aerialists in Mr Kite Performance

Skylight Circus NW Youth Circus Adult Aerial Acro Trapeze Hoop Performance


Keep up to date with our blog.
Photo – Skylight’s Mr Kite performance.

Getting Involved

Support Skylight Circus

Join Friends

Support our work by joining friends of Skylight!  We’ll be holding lots of activities for fundraising fun.  Skylight Skydive? Sponsored stilt walks? 

Make a Donation

We greatly appreciate any donations to support our work in the local community.  

What we do

Our Services


Projects and Partnerships

We apply for funding to deliver creative circus projects.  We have successfully gained support from key partners eg Arts Council, Henry Smith, CCG and Children in Need.


We offer a wide range of inclusive circus classes.  Classes range from mini youth circus to award winning Silver Circus for 65’s.  Classes are social and fun!

Disabilities and special needs

We specialise in providing sessions for people with disabilities and special needs.  We work with clinical pyschologists ‘Beyond Psychology’ to inform and target delivery.


Circus Workshops

We deliver circus outreach sessions for groups, events and festivals across the North West.

Get Involved

We have various opportunities for you to be involved.

Upcoming Events

June 12 2021 Circus and Scorpion Walk

FREE event!  Please book in advance. 

Learn more

Contact Skylight Circus


Phone 01706 650676 or mobile 07421 008192.  Alternatively, email

How to Find us

By Train:  An 8 minute walk from Rochdale train station with direct trains coming from Manchester Victoria or Leeds..

By Car:  From Drake Street turn off down Church Stile.  We have a private car park for all Skylight guests to the rear of the building.  Please do not park on the street as you may get a ticket/fine.

By Tram/Bus: From Rochdale bus station we are about a 7 minute walk up Church Lane and onto Church Stile.

We are directly opposite St Chads Church in Rochdale Town Centre.