Introducing our academy

If you want to study circus with physical theatre and develop as a new kind of circus performer, then you will want to be part of the UK's centre for research and production of transformational experiences arising from circus.

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Our programme

We run a vibrant programme of events, showcasing some of the most exciting circus and physical theatre acts from the UK and around the world.

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Finding your class

We have classes for all ages and all abilities. Have a browse through our classes and choose the skill and level that best suits you. Our classes run at both our sites, and take place in evenings and weekends. If you’re not sure what circus skill you want to learn, then you can check out one of our taster sessions and try your hand at a whole range of activities.

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Artist support

We provide opportunities for residencies, rehearsal and training space and mentoring. These are available to alumni, or artists who didn’t train at Circomedia, but who share our principles of the artist as creator, combining of artforms and using the body to convey meaning.

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Why support us?

Circomedia believes that everyone should have access to the arts and performance. We believe everyone deserves the chance to unleash their creative potential.

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What's on

  • Hyena

    Thursday 1st March, 7.30pm The first all-female Cyr troupe, Alula's debut Hyena explodes onto the UK circus scene in a whirlwind of wheels, acrobatics and song. Boisterous and wild, Hyena is a synchronised display of sisterhood, strength and power. Read more

  • Cut The Mustard

    FRI 19, SAT 20 Jan - 2.30pm & 7.30pm, £5 Circomedia is the longest running provider of full-time circus-based education in the UK, offering informal classes from age 5 to BTEC's, Foundations and BA degrees and an MA in Directing Circus. The 16 Students presenting Cut The Mustard are completing their BA's this year. Read more

  • Negative Space

    MARCH Thursday 8th, Friday 9th and Saturday 10th - 7.30pm. Reckless Sleeper is a group of 13 artists from different creative practices who have been creating contemporary theatre projects for over 20 years. Bristol is one of the few places where we continue to be invited back to. Read more