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Skylight Circus

Inspiring people with circus


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Sparrow Hill Heritage Project!

We are thrilled to announce an exciting new project for Skylight Circus. Sparrow Hill Heritage Project is made possible with National Lottery Heritage Funding!  Thanks to National Lottery players, we'll be exploring the rich history of our local neighbourhood at...

We are hiring!

  - Mohammed 'Shiri' Sheraz,  Army of Kindness  - Rochdale Connections (RCT) Skylight Circus Arts are seeking an experienced Arts Administrator Arts Administrator £25,500 (full time equivalent) 30 hours per week prorated salary (£20,400) + benefits We're...

Skylight Circus Arts Annual Report 2021/22

   Middleton HAF2021/22A year of emergence and reconnection. We continued virtual and live delivery as COVID restrictions were eased and lifted in July. There was an overall growth in participation but numbers were lower than pre pandemic. Paused projects...

Skylight Circus Award Win on ITV

       - ParticipantNational Winner!We are thrilled that Skylight was Named National Winner in Eventbrite’s Most Curious and Colourful Events Competition! The competition was designed to celebrate the wide diversity of events that can be found on...

Spark! Circus Show in Falinge Park

     - Audience Member  - Audience MemberYour support was incredible xWow!Skylight found our SPARK! We were thrilled at the public turn out for our event in Falinge Park and so grateful to everyone for supporting us. We're extremely proud of our...

Spark! Circus Show

Skylight's new outdoor circus show, Spark! is inspired by the finite energy of the universe. Funded by Arts Council England, the show brings together Skylight’s professional performers, our regular members and community participants to create a stunning spectacle. ...

Gandini Masterclass!

Skylight’s staff and participants were thrilled to take part in masterclasses led by Inaki from world renowned Gandini Juggling!  Inaki led us through amazing tips and tricks to take our juggling skills to the next level.   Skylight ran two masterclasses, the first...

Circus Rainbow Event for LGBTQIA Teens

We're excited to announce a free event for LGBTQIA teens on 21 April 2022!  Join us for circus fun and have a go juggling, tightwire or zoom on a unicycle!  The session runs from 6.30 - 8pm with refreshments provided. Tickets must be booked in advance by clicking on...

Short Breaks for children and young people with disabilities and individual needs

We are delighted to announce the return of our Short Breaks, Sky High sessions at Skylight Circus Arts!  Please contact Martine Bradford to book your place in advance or phone 01706 650676. "We can't wait for the new Sky High sessions,...

Star guest with Silver Circus

Silver Circus were delighted to welcome star of circus and comedy Martin Mor!  Martin comes from Northern Ireland and after a successful career as a circus performer, he turned his attention on the unsuspecting comedy circuit.  With over 30 years experience as a...