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Skylight Circus

Inspiring people with circus


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Please send all enquiries to or call 01706 650676.

We also love to keep in touch with past participants and alert new people to opportunities at Skylight Circus Arts. There are several ways to get involved:


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

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


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


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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...

Kirkholt Circus Wow!

We're bringing circus skills to Kirkholt during the summer holidays.  Skylight are offering FREE workshops designed for young people to try their hands - and feet! - at a wide range of circus skills.  From plate spinning to juggling,  unicylce to pedal-go. Amaze...

The Rochdale Scorpion Walk

We are delighted to say that we are fully booked for our Scorpion and circus walk on the 12th June!  Our walks were planned to happen last year but everything has been on hold due to covid restrictions.   In early 2020 the young people from our Spotlight Troupe worked...

Free Circus Event

Join Skylight Circus Arts for a free circus workshop and guided walk to the site of the famous 'Rochdale Scorpion' fossil find. Have a go at juggling and plate-spinning at our HQ near the centre of Rochdale before heading out through Broadfield Park to see where local...

The Joy of Circus!

We recently ran Side by Side circus sessions for young people and their families.  Sessions helped young people who might be experiencing stress and anxiety or who have individual needs.  We frequently talk about how circus can improve confidence, self esteem and...