The Street Circus Collective brings together bold young circus artists and street dancers with a drive to train, collaborate, produce and present their own work.

During the year you will train across ensemble acrobatics, hip hop dance, aerial work and a range of specialist circus skills (e.g. cyr wheel). The collective will produce professional work for performance opportunities including major shows in the Roundhouse Main Space and nationally renowned outdoor summer festivals.

The Roundhouse is a place I look forward to coming to every week. I train with the Street Circus Collective on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings. It’s a time when I work with other performers and create new work, which is something that I don’t get anywhere else.

Miles, Street Circus Collective member

What will I get from taking part?
As part of the collective you will:

  • Improve your skills in circus and street dance working with professional artists and visiting guests
  • Have the opportunity to learn specialist skills including aerial and cyr wheel
  • Produce work for incredible performance opportunities. Past members have performed with Compagnie XY, Studio Wayne McGregor, ZooNation Youth Company, Circusstad Festival in Rotterdam and the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
  • Have the chance to see a range of professional circus productions throughout the year
  • Explore professional pathways for training and employment within circus. (Past exchanges / visits include National Centre for Circus Arts (London), Circomedia (Bristol) and CircusWorks Festival 2016 & 2017)

Who will be teaching the project?
The project is delivered by professional circus and dance artists working in the arts industry.
Key tutors are:

  • Street Dance Artists: Simple Cypher (Kieran Warner & Chris Thomas)
  • Acrobatics Artists: Louis Gift (Barely Methodical Troupe)
  • Aerial Artists: Clare Anderson and Lila Lifely
  • Street Circus Collective Mentor: Ed Stephen

Do I need any particular skills or experience to take part?
You need to be at intermediate to advanced level in street dance and/or acrobatics and/or another circus skill. Participants must commit to both weekly training days and be willing to train across acrobatics, circus and dance. Contact for more info or chat about what level you need to be at.

Please Note, Members will need to be available for training sessions on:

  • Sundays 11am – 1pm – Aerial training (members specialising in aerial only)
  • Sundays 1.45pm – 5.15pm – Ensemble acrobatics training
  • Wednesdays 6.30pm – 9pm – Street dance & circus training

Is there anything I need to bring or wear?
Clothes comfortable for movement, a bottle of water

Are bursaries available?
Yes – if you need help to pay for things like project fees, transport or childcare find out how you can get support.

How to Enrol