Circus Skills Workshops for Schools

Welcome to the site that supplies exciting Circus Skills Workshops & Shows to schools & other groups across the South West of England! 

Circus Activities work particularly well for an arts, activity, celebration or inset day.

Image of a Circus Tutor teaching spinning pkate at a  Circus Skills Workshop in Cornwall

Circus skills Workshops are great fun for children of all ages!

Areas covered for Circus Skills Workshops

We work across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire, Gloustershire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Sussex, West London, including  Plymouth, Exeter, Tiverton, Taunton, Yeovil.

We will sometimes travel further if we have availability and we love opportunities to work abroad.

Previously Alison Knight from Circus into Schools, has run a Circus Project with deaf children in Sihanoukville, Cambodia and worked as street performer in Hurghada, Egypt.

Schools we have worked in so far this year.

Marine Adacemy, Trevithick Road, Plymouth, Devon
Kings School, Bruton, Plox, Somerset,
Callington Academy, Callington, Cornwall,

Ivybridge Community College, Ivybridge, Devon

Clevedon YMCA

South Zeal Youth Project

Sexey's Middle School, Wedmore, Somerset

Westashton Primary School, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Milford Infants School, Yeovil, Dorset

St Gregory's Primary School, Manahull, Dorset,

Tolworth Junior School, Surbition, London

Bishopshault School, Uxbridge, London

Marine Academy, Plymouth, Devon

The Ridge Academy, Cheltenham, Gloustershire

Liskeard Primary School, Liskeard, Cornwall

St Columb Major Academy, Cornwall

Tutshill Primary School, Chepstow, Monmouthshire

South Zeal Circus Project, South Zeal, Devon

Hazel Grove, Prep Prep School, Yeovil, Somerset

St George's School, Northam, Bideford, Devon

Kings Park Academy, Bournmouth, Dorset

Hooe Primary Academy, Plymouth, Devon

Manorfield Primary School, London

Shebbear College, Shebbear, Devon

St Teath Primary School, St Teath, Bodmin, Cornwall

Woodland Special School, Plymouth, Devon

Oaklands Park Special School, Dawlish, Devon

Greenfield E-Acts primary School, Bristol

Treetops Nursery, Bridestowe, Okehampton

St Peter's Primary School, Tavistock, Devon

Leedstown Primary School, Hayle, Cornwall

Mount kelly Primary School, Tavistock, Devon

St Teath Primary School, Bodmin, Cornwall

Gwinear Primary School, Hayle, Cornwall

Kings School, Bruton, Somerset,

Threemile School, Truro, Cornwall

Queen's College, Taunton, Somerset
Riverside Primary School, Plymouth, Devon
Bridport Primary School, Bridport, Dorset
The Cathedral of School of Saint's Mary's Plymouth, Devon
Hayes Primary School, Croydon, Surrey,
Salway Ash Primary School, Bridport, Dorset
English Language School, Totnes, Devon
and more to be added to the list !

Early Years - with two year 2 groups
"I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the day at our school. (separate two period sessions with both year 2 classes and then a combined show) The children really enjoyed themselves and I have even taken up a little bit of hula hooping myself. The children were buzzing and the parents absolutely loved watching their performance at the end of the day"

Grace Chappell, Year 2 teacher, The Castle Primary School, Tiverton, Devon

Circus Activities & Shows: KS1, KS2, KS3

We run exciting Circus Activities that are adapted to the age & abilities of the participants.

We have Circus Skills Workshops & Shows for KS1 and KS2 - children could even perform in a show to the school or parents!

Check out Reviews

Whilst activities for KS3 can be more developed and more challenging including tightwire & unicycling!

Image of a boy balancing on a tightwire at a circus skills workshop for a school in Plymouthouth

Circus Skills Workshops are great for children of all ages - here is a boy balancing on a tightwire at a school in Plymouth, Devon.

Circus Skills Workshops for children with additional needs.

We are very happy to work with any children of any ability and will risk assess activities appropriately.

We are happy to adapt projects to suit your children and work in your school.

Large group sizes and whole year groups (years 7, 8, 9)

We are very experienced and have capacity to plan and run bigger scale projects such as:
- one class for a whole week,
- two classes
- a whole year for year 7-9

We hold a lot of equipment and have
6 tutors plus assistants.

Circus Skills Workshops for Scouts & Guides

We also love working with Scouts & Guides, Brownies & Cubs etc. We will visit club nights, help with badges or entertain at camps or celebration events.

 A picture of a girl spinning a plate with her dad at a Circus Skills Workshop

Testimonial Brownies;

"Please accept my apology in the delay in thanking you for the great circus skill session, I have been away. The children really enjoyed the session and have been talking to their parents about the fun they had. It was great to see them involved over such a wide age range." Caroline Adams, Exeter Brownies.

Circus Clubs

Calstock Circus Club
7.30-8.30 on Sunday evenings.
Calstock Village Hall, Calstock, Cornwall, PL18 9QA, 45ms drive from Plymouth.

Image of Mr Phil practising 5 club juggling

Mostly club passing with the odd bit of bounce juggling, hula hooping, club juggling and other stuff. This is an adult circus practice space although interested children are welcome with parents. Cost £3.

For a full list of local clubs

Circus Entertainment for Events

We also provide Circus Skills Workshops, Circus & Cabaret Shows, Stilt Walkers & Weird walkabouts for your festival or event.

Image of a stiltwalker in a bright costume juggling in Cornwall

Circus Skills Workshops at Festival on Plymouth Hoe,
" That was great, I'm definitely going to buy a unicycle" Dylan aged 10.
" Hula hooping is cool" Teagan aged 6.

One of our most popular packages is a Circus Skills Workshop & Show for Hotels & Caravan Parks & Attractions.

A picture of two circus performers performing a show.
Circus Shows are well suited to family audiences and work well for events & festivals.

Circus residencies & events over the last year

Bedruthian Steps Hotel & Spa, near Newquay, Cornwall

Stowford Meadow Caravan park, Ilfracombe, Devon

Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh, Devon

Exmouth Festival, Exmouth, Devon

Dawlish Carnival, Dawlish, Devon

Green Lanes Shopping Centre, Barnstaple, Devon

Maldron Apple Pie Fair, Devon

Wessex Truck Festival, Yeovil, Somerset,

Gorem Fest, Near Honiton, Devon 

Festival of Wheels, Somerset

Thurlestone Hotel, Kingsbridge, Devon

Camborne Shopping Week, Camborne, Cornwall

Testimonial Pennywell Farm, Spangles the Clown.

"I really enjoyed your shows, especially the plank. I think you have a lovely approach a "friendly clown". I also like the fact that you will come out and advertise your shows with a horn to get people in. I would like all the entertainers to do this and I think this adds to the show and definitely pulls in more people". Jessie Lead, Operations Man

Soangles the Clown performs a show in Plymouth

Christmas Entertainment

We offer Christmas Circus Workshops & Shows to Schools as well as entertainment to events including themed stilt walkers, living statues, street performer and walkabout acts.

Christmas Circus Workshop and Show


Circus into Schools acts as an Entertainment Agency and Contracts are between client and circus artist.