• Credit: Michel Nicolas

  • Artwork: Amy Lines

  • Artwork: Amy Lines

  • Artwork: Amy Lines

  • Artwork: Amy Lines

  • Artwork: Amy Lines

  • Artwork: Amy Lines

Circus Snapshot

Join us in a conversation: What can we do to ensure a resilient thriving circus sector in the future?

There has been a surge in the quantity and quality of companies, an increase in programming opportunities and a significant increased interest in circus-based performance from audiences across the country. But, in comparison to other art-forms, the sector infrastructure remains limited and there is a need for more high-level advocacy for it to thrive.

Working with a small advisory team, Crying Out Loud commissioned Daisy Drury to lead on a qualitative research project to create a snapshot overview of the circus sector in England today.

The sector was invited to these four Regional Circus Conversations to review the research and create shared proposals to advance the planning, advocacy and actions for the future. The findings from this research will eventually be published online.

  • Previous dates

    24 October 2019, Trinity Centre’s Fyffe Hall, Bristol (part of Bristol Circus City)

    08 November 2019, National Centre for Circus Arts, London

    20 January 2020, The Lowry, Salford

    31 January 2020, Déda, Derby