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Covid Class Update

Happy New Year and welcome to 2021.


As you are probably all aware, Rochdale is now under Tier 4 restrictions. This means that our building is once again closed to the public and therefore all classes, workshops and other sessions are unable to take place. We are working to find other ways to deliver our sessions and will keep you all up to date as things develop.  In the meantime, look after yourselves and we look forward to seeing you all in person just as soon as we can do so safely.








We are hiring!

Skylight Circus Arts are seeking an inspirational leader with extensive experience of working in the cultural sector.

Chief Executive Officer £30,400  .8  4 dpw. (£38000 pro rata) 

  • 12 months, then subject to funding. 
  • Application by email, referring to all items in the Person Specification
  • Deadline 31 December. 

  • Virtual interviews week beginning 11th January.

Applications Email to: jimriley@skylightcircusarts.com  

CEO - Job Application Details

Positive news!

We are thrilled to tell you that we have secured Henry Smith Community Match Challenge Funding!  We will be working with people in Rochdale who are disadvantaged by Covid19.  We’ve put a short video together of some of our work during the pandemic.  Maybe you might spot yourself?

“This is fantastic news!  We’re looking forward to working with local people and spreading some circus joy!”  Jim – Chair of the board of Trustees

Pre Lockdown Classes 3rd and 4th November

Unfortunately, this is Skylights’ final week for youth circus before lockdown.  Please note that Friday night Youth Circus has now been moved to Wednesday.

Midi Youth Circus 3 November 6.00 – 7.00pm
Youth Circus & Spotlight group Wednesday 4 November 5 – 6.15pm

Classes will unfortunately cease until further notice.  If you have any questions please contact our mobile number which is monitored during office hours 07421008192. Alternatively contact mick.c@skylightcircusarts.com


Extinction – What our young people think

Earlier this year Skylight were rehearsing their next big show about extinction with our young people, due to the current situation with COVID the show was sadly cancelled.

We have created a video to tell the story of our show ‘Mammoth’ performed by our youth troupe Spotlight.

Please go and give it a watch, we would love to hear you’re thoughts and open a discussion about the world we live in today.



You can also read our blog posts about the different research that took place throughout the project: 

Sparth Bottoms – The scorpion trail

Syke – The woolly mammoth trail

Newhey Quarry – The seabed trail