Registered Charity 1001570

Skylight Circus

Inspiring people with circus


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Join Friends of Skylight

“Since 1990 over 145,000 people have taken part with Skylight.  Just a handful of Skylight ‘Friends’ would make a huge difference to fundraising!”

Noreen White


“I loved volunteering in a session, it’s been a great boost to my confidence!”


Kickstart Circus Trainee

“I’ve loved my apprenticeship at Skylight.  It’s was life changing!”


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Circus Class Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers!  Give the gift of Circus this Christmas! A limited number of personalised gift vouchers are available for our weekly youth and adult classes. PLUS early birds can take 10% off with promo code CHRISTMAS. Circus class vouchers make the perfect gift for...

Diary of our CEO

     Diary of our C.E.O.  Skylight's CEO, David Allen, was featured in this month's Charity Times magazine! David wrote a diary piece showcasing what it's like to run Skylight on a weekly basis.  From fixing broken toilet seats to working with...

Rochdale local history research and making

       Sparrow Hill Project Update!  Skylight's National Heritage Lottery Fund project is well underway!  Our young people and Silver Circus volunteers have been researching the history of our neighborhood at Sparrow Hill. We've visited St Chad's...

Impact Video 2022-23

     Impact 2022 -23 This was a year of reinvigoration and reconnection with excluded and vulnerable groups. From the joy of performance to circus outreach across the North West, our small team made a huge impact! As the curtains close on another...

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. ...