CircusMASH

Birmingham’s very own circus company specializing in developing circus arts through the West Midlands for community, emerging and professional artists.


Since forming in 2010, CircusMASH has maintained a very simple ethos; circus is our passion and community is our purpose.

Specialising in the development of circus in the West Midlands, CircusMASH aims to engage communities by making the many benefits accessible and approachable. To do this, various programmes are available to suit the different needs of participants.

Not only can circus offer someone a hobby and outlet for creative expression, but it can also offer someone a passion and thriving career. By focusing on the individual needs of the community, CircusMASH believes that anyone can achieve the goals they set themselves and facilitate this through training and performance.

In addition to the work done within the community, CircusMASH also strives to develop emerging and professional artists within the circus industry creating original performance and innovative work. The importance of regionally developed circus artists is immeasurable, so CircusMASH offers an outlet to experience what professional circus is in the West Midlands.

High quality, professional, knowledgeable and passionate are all things you will find to be part of the CircusMASH ethos. By maintaining the highest standards of circus and safety procedures, artists can ensure that they will have training space, masterclasses and opportunities to perform in professional projects through the CircusMASH network.  CircusMASH have strong connections with the National Centre for Circus Arts and the UK’s leading contemporary circus NoFit State Circus, as well as all of the amazing companies up and down the country.

CircusMASH are based at The Old Church Hall, All Saints Centre, 2 Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7RA.

Come and Get your Circus on!!

 


 

Contact Information:

Email: info@circusmash.co.uk
Phone: 07748014128
Facebook: www.facebook.com/circusmash
Website: www.circusmash.co.uk
Twitter: @circusMASH
Sign up to their mailing list: www.circusmash.co.uk

So, you want to get involved? Take a sneaky peak below to see a little about our programmes!

 

Circus for Adults

WEEKLY CLASSES

We run a variety weekly classes for those interested in learning for fun or are interested in the first step at a career in circus. Have a visit of our website for more information but here is a quick list of the classes we offer! Circus in Birmingham- GO!

Aerial Silks
Aerial Hoop
Static Trapeze
Corde Lisse
Circus Conditioning
Circus Flexibility
Handstands and Acro
Hula Hoops
Juggling and Manipulation
Circus Balance

 

WORKSHOPS

CircusMASH run monthly workshops in everything circus. We bring professional artists to the region to splash some more circus about. If you have an idea of circus you would like to see in Birmingham, let us know! We’ll make it happen. It’s all about Circus in Birmingham.

Recent Workshops include:

Spanish Web
Aerial Straps
Chinese Pole
Doubles Trapeze
Acrobatics

So, you have many options of how you want to get involved with us!

Circus for Kids

WEEKLY CLASSES & PROGRAMMES


We run a variety weekly classes for your little ones and some career development programmes for those with skills and the mind to become future circus professionals.

Our weekly classes take place on Tuesdays and Saturday’s and in each session we learn aerial, manipulation and balance disciplines through the term. Twice a year we run performances generally in April and December so for those that have built up some skill- they’ll be performing too!

CirqueSTARS Youth Programme:

CirqueStars is our exciting youth, term time classical circus extravaganza
where we invite up to 15 kids aged 8-15 years old to run away with CircusMASH for a term. We train each individual in a variety of aerial and ground circus stunts and perform an original piece of circus at the end of each term starring the kids of Birmingham.

Each child is trained intensively over a 12-week period every Sunday from 11am-2pm. Kids will only be accepted onto the programme at the beginning of the 12-week term and are expected to attend all training sessions. This is the only programme of it’s kind in the West Midlands, you wont believe what people are saying about it.

12-17 Years Aerial Development
Our term time professional youth club is open to those 12-17 years old with experience and understanding in aerial skills. This programme focus’ on building one skill to create an act that has a theme and sense of character for our end of term showcase. This will be put together with professional advice.

The students will be in control of costume, music, theme and character. In this programme we focus on aerial technique, conditioning, stretching and strength building, movement, character, skill building and performance. We take 8 students on at the start of each term.

… AND OF COURSE WE OFFER CIRCUS PARTIES! CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS.

Join us out in the community!
We are always out and about in the community offering circus, and most times it’s free for everyone to come along and watch. We are very excited for our second tour of FLOAT! … An outdoor circus experience….

We have a string of performances throughout this summer, dates and venues can be seen here.

Circus in schools…

Whether you want to reward your students, use circus as a fundraiser or just want to do something a bit different, let CircusMASH use our special blend of skills to bring the magic and power of circus extravaganza to your school. Check out our website for more information!

Event Entertainment…

Are you looking for something stunning to make your next event a spectacular one? CircusMASH offers corporate entertainment packages that will offer an elaborate display of circus that can fit in with the theme of your next event. From illusive aerialists dancing high in the sky, to engaging walk about performers on the ground, we cover a large array of styles and genres to offer the highest quality entertainment thats suits any budget type. If you are looking for something to create an amazing atmosphere, offer breath taking performances or even offer participatory workshops, CircusMASH will create a bespoke package for your event, as artistic as you want.

Let CircusMASH add dazzling displays of spectacular performance at your next corporate function. Our clients include ITV, Siemens, World Skills UK, BMAG, NEC, Birmingham Hippodrome, BBC and Hyatt Recency. Please email for a full client list.

 

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