Silver Circus 65+

Silver Circus is funded by Our Rochdale Connecting You Fund.  Join us for fun, sessions to promote well-being, coordination, flexibility, balance and confidence. Learning new skills can help slow down the onset of dementia.

Silver Circus is a great way to make new friends and learn new skills at the same time.  Our sessions are designed for  you to try everything from juggling to trapeze!  We have secured funding to offer free sessions to over 65’s who live in the Borough.  We even have an indoor picnic afterwards, so bring along some sandwiches!


Join Us

Monday 11 – 12:30 Free to Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale residents!

(People from further afield welcome, for small donation entry).

“I love coming to Silver Circus.  I look forward to our Monday sessions and seeing my new circus friends!”


Extraordinary Bodies In Skylight!

January is a very exciting month with a lot high profile visitors. This Saturday we welcomed Extraordinary Bodies as we began a partnership project with them . An inclusive group of Skylight community members met two Extraordinary Bodies performers to begin playing and creating work towards being part of the “What am I worth” performance at the Lowry.

Frantic Assembly Visit Skylight Circus Arts!

We were thrilled to welcome Frantic Assembly to Skylight Circus Arts! Frantic are one of the UK’s best loved Theatre Companies famous for their collaboration on the award winning “Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time.” Our Spotlight Troupe of Circus Performers took part in……

Skylight Circus LED Light Show

As the dark nights have crept in, our Spotlight Troupe have ventured outside to light up the sky!  Our LED light show has been touring events across the Borough.  We've performed at Christmas Lights 'Switch On's' in Heywood, Falinge and Rochdale.  We also enjoyed...

Culture & Health Award Winners!

Skylight Circus Rochdale NW | We Are Thrilled to Receive The Culture and Health Award at Middleton Arena for Our Silver Circus Project for Over 65’s! “This Funded Circus Project Has Changed People’s Lives and It’s Great To Receive Recognition For Our Fabulous Group”! Mart……

Home Schooling Rochdale

A catch up with Charma Force, Circus Trainer at Skylight Circus Arts   Why did Skylight Circus start a Home Education Group? Demand!  Over a short period, we were inundated with enquiries about circus classes for home educated children in Rochdale Borough.  ...

7 Weeks of Home Education Circus Classes

Running Monday afternoons 1 - 2:30pm, join us for 7 exciting weeks of our Home Education circus class. To book a place please go to For those aged 7 - 16 in home education. Circus is proven to...

Shipwrecks with Citrus Arts and Walk the Plank

Earlier this month our Spotlight Youth Circus Troupe (a group of 14 - 19 years circus performers) were invited to take part in a three day project with the Circus Company Citrus Arts.  “Citrus Arts are a performing arts company based in South Wales. We create shows...

Dementia – Reduce risk and improve health at Skylight Circus Rochdale

Silver Circus Classes for over 55’s, a fun way to keep fit, make friends and reduce the risk of dementia.

Life as an Apprentice at a Circus School

Life as an Apprentice at a circus school can sometimes opens up opportunities for yourself to improve skills, before I was an apprentice I was part of the youth circus since I was 8 years old. For instance, you will have training time to get yourself stronger on the...

A Year in the Life of Silver Circus!

Skylight Circus Rochdale NW | Award Winning Silver Circus For Over 65’s! Improving Health and Wellbeing For Older People “Turn Your Life Upside Down On Trapeze or Learn to Juggle, It’s So Much Fun!”

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