Circus Skills Workshop Days for Schools & Events in Manchester

Circus Sensible run UNFORGETTABLE Circus Skills Workshop days in Manchester Schools WITH or WITHOUT our Beautiful 'baby' Big Tops. Whether you have just one of us running a Circus Workshop in the School hall, or Shows and workshops in our Big Top, our Circus Days are an Inspiring, Motivating and Fun experience for the whole school and a unique way to engage students and enrich their learning experience. Just have a look at our feedback. CALL Clive on 07958780246
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The Science of Circus

Suitable for Nursery upwards. For up to 320 children per day. A Full day of Circus workshops at your school in Manchester or event costs £295+travel+VAT.
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    Tom was fantastic!!! We had slight changes to a lot of our day, and he just went with the flow and was very flexible. The children loved him, he made the final performance to parent's outstanding. You weren't the company we had at my old school after all, but so so so much better!
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how wonderful our event went at the weekend. Your team were fantastic, here and set up in plenty of time, great enthusiasm and the audiences loved it. Will definitely have you back next year.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Can you just pass on our thanks and appreciation to Tim. He was wonderful. Very patient, entertaining and enthusiastic. We all have a great time. Even some adults and children who caught glimpses of him today said how amazing it looked.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    We wanted to say a big thank you from the MaDFest team for entertaining the kids all day in what was rather soggy conditions at times. I have had so much good feedback about the event and the kids zone.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    I just wanted to drop you a quick email to pass onto the team who did such an amazing job (as always) this weekend at Maidenhead Festival. They wowed the crowds and were superb, especially in this heat!
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Both staff and children were blown away by the day - the demonstration was great fun and the skills workshops were amazing too. I can't praise you guys highly enough and will recommend you to anybody that is looking for circus-type activities.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Just a quick email to pass on our thanks to the amazing Circus Sensible team for today at St. John’s. The feedback has been amazing from all of the staff and children and I think everyone had a lovely day! Thank you so much for bringing a big smile to our faces.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Jon, James and Richard. They were amazing and just so so funny. Big hit with both children and adults. Thank you again.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our Manchester Circus workshops include Juggling with scarves, balls and clubs, Plate Spinning, Diabolo, Devilstick and Flowerstick, Poi, Chinese Ribbons, Beginners Stilts, Lolo Balls, Peacock Feathers, Cigar Boxes and more. Unicycle and Tightrope can also be included on request.

A Circus skills workshop in a school
"Activities such as Circus skills have been used with great success as an educational tool, as an aid to learning as well as therapeutically with children at risk and with children with special needs. Circus skills workshops in Manchester schools are an opportunity for children and adults to discover and develop skills such as Concentration, Information retention, Concept visualisation, hand eye co-ordination and self awareness. These skills can then be used in many other settings including social situations and in conventional educational settings whilst learning the core subjects."

Circus Skills workshops for Schools in Manchester are suitable for Nursery, Primary, Secondary Schools and Colleges and can be integrated into many areas of the School curriculum.

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All our staff are very experienced and have CRB certificates. We have full Public Liability Insurance.

Hula Hoop as part of a circus skills workshops
"Hi Clive, Richie was spectacular! The day was a massive success and enjoyed by all. He catered for students of all abilities and engaged all students and staff in his workshops and performances. Richard came equipt with many circus props, even more than I expected. The tightrope was a real treat for the students and even some brave staff"
- Deborah Fay (Crowdys Hill School)
Recent Scientific research has shown the value of Circus Skills and other physical skills in an educational environment. It has been recognised that the core skills which are utilised and developed when we learn and practice a challenging and creative activity such as Circus skills, can then be carried over into the more academic areas of education.

"Complex tasks such as juggling produce significant changes to the structure of the brain, according to scientists at Oxford University.
In the journal, Nature Neuroscience, the scientists say they saw a 5% increase in white matter - the cabling network of the brain." BBC News


Activities such as Circus skills have been used with great success as an educational tool, as an aid to learning as well as therapeutically with children at risk and with children with special needs. Autistic children have been observed to respond particularly well to Circus skills in schools.

Circus skills are an opportunity for children and adults to discover and develop skills such as Concentration, Information retention, Concept visualisation, hand eye co-ordination and self awareness. These skills can then be used in many other settings including social situations and in conventional educational settings whilst learning the core subjects.

Circus Sensible have worked in and around Manchester, & nationally and internationally, with schools, community groups, charities and festivals for over 25 years. We have developed close working relationships with some of the very best tutors and performers in the industry

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Children waiting for their turn in the Circus Tent as part of a Circus workshop for schools event with Circus Sensible
Scarf juggler in a Circus workshop for schools
  • Circus skills reinforce positive learning
  • Circus skills encourage creative thinking
  • Circus skills promote cross curricular education
  • Circus skills instill enthusiasm in the learning process
  • Circus skills boost Self Confidence
  • Circus skills aid Social & Personal Development
  • Circus skills enhance kinaesthetic skills
  • Circus skills provide a fun gateway into physical education
  • Learning Circus skills develops language skills
  • Circus skills increase Self-esteem and self-awareness
  • Circus Skills encourage Teamwork
  • Circus Skills is a great route into the Performing Arts.

Recent Venues

Webster Primary School, Manchester - Circus Workshops.
Waterloo Primary School, Ashton under Lyne - Circus Workshops.
Revolution Manchester - Circus Entertainment.
Manchester Hilton, Manchester - Circus Entertainment
St Philips RC Primary, Salford, Lancashire - Circus Skills Workshops
SS Simon and Jude CEPS, Great Lever, Bolton - Circus Workshops
Saddleworth Show, Greater Manchester - Big Top Days
Sale West Youth & Community Centre, Manchester - Circus Workshops
Boarshaw Primary School, Middleton, Manchester - Circus Workshops
The Runway Visitor Park, Manchester Airport - Big Top Days
Burnley Brow School, Oldham, Greater Manchester - Circus Workshops
Littlemoor Primary School, Oldham - Circus Skills
St Teresa’s RC School, Irlam, Manchester - Circus Workshops
St Marys RC Primary School, Salford - Big Top Day
St Joseph The Worker RC Primary School, Irlam - Big Top Day
Etihad Stadium, Manchester - Circus Entertainment
St Clare’s RC Primary, Blackley, Manchester - Big Top Day
Green End School, Burnage - Circus Workshops
Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Greater Manchester - Circus Workshops
St Richard's RC Primary, Manchester - Circus Workshops
Linnet Clough Scout Activity Centre, Disley - Big Top Days
Sedgeley Park Police Training Centre, Chorlton, Manchester - Circus Workshops
Flixton Girl’s School, Manchester - Circus Workshops
Navigation Primary, Altrincham, Greater Manchester - Circus Workshops
Mersey Valley Sports Club, Sale - Circus Workshops
Old Hall Drive School, Gorton, Manchester - Big Top Day
Manchester Parade - Stiltwalkers
Manchester Health Academy - Big Top Day
Ladysmith Shopping Centre, Ashton under Lyne - Circus Entertainment
AON Training Complex, Manchester - Big Top Day
St Richard's RC Primary School, Manchester - Circus Workshops
McVities Fun Day, Longsight, Manchester - Big Top Day
Manchester Rugby Club, Manchester - Big Top Day
Middlewood Scout Camp - Circus Workshops
Wilbraham Primary, Fallowfield, Manchester - Big Top Day
A Few more venues from the last 12 months or so......

  • St Gregorys Catholic Primary School, Macclesfield, Cheshire
  • Northway Primary School, Maghull, Lancashire
  • Flixton Girl’s School, Urmston, Manchester
  • Cedar House School, Lancaster, Lancashire
  • Primrose Hill Community Primary, Ordeal, Salford
  • Castle Hill St Philips CE Primary, Wigan, Lancashire
  • Willaston CE Primary School, Wirral, Cheshire
  • Navigation Primary, Altrncham, Cheshire
  • Mersey Valley Sports Club, Sale, Manchester
  • Linnet Clough Scout Activity Centre, Mellor, Stockport
  • Hope School Liverpool, Liverpool
  • Hodge Clough Primary School, Oldham, Lancashire
  • Beech Hall School, Macclesfield, Cheshire
  • Kinnerton Village Festival, Kinnerton, Cheshire
  • Congleton Food and Drink Festival, Congleton, Cheshire
  • Springside Primary School, Bury, Lancashire
  • St Catharine's C.E. Primary School, Wigan, Lancashire
  • Browns Field, Prescot, Liverpool
  • St Peter's Primary School, Newton le Willows, Cheshire
  • Our Lady of Pity RC Primary, Greasby, Cheshire
  • Caldershaw Primary School, Rochdale, Lancashire
  • St Wilfrids School, Standish, Lancashire
  • Salford Lads Club, Salford
  • Ravenbank Primary School, Lymm, Cheshire
  • Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Cheshire
  • Old Hall Drive School, Gorton, Manchester
  • Buckstones Primary School, Oldham, Lancashire
  • Acresfield Primary School, Upton, Cheshire
  • Atherton St Georges Primary School, Manchester
  • Blackley Academy, Manchester
  • St Clare’s RC Primary, Blackley, Manchester
  • Robin Hood Primary School, Circus skills workshops.
  • Wigton Moor Primary School, Leeds, Circus Tent, Circus skills workshops, Shows.
  • Dolphin School Summer Fayre, Big Top, Shows and Circus skills workshops.
  • St Mary’s CE School, Oldham, Big Top, Circus skills workshops and Shows.
  • Rendcomb College Junior School, Circus skills workshops.
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Primary, Ilkley, Circus skills workshops.
  • Bishop Heber School, Chester, Circus skills workshops.
  • Our Lady of Lincoln Primary, Circus skills workshops.
  • Delph Primary School, Circus Tent hire, Shows and Circus skills workshops.
  • Oldfield Brow Primary School, Circus skills workshops
  • Newhall Park School, Bradford, Circus Tent hire, Shows and Circus skills workshops.
  • Osmaston Primary School, Circus skills workshops.
  • St Wystan’s School, repton, Circus skills workshops.
  • Gayton Primary School, Circus skills workshops.
  • Whitehall School, Circus in Schools, Circus skills workshops.
  • Butlers Court School Summer Fair, Circus Shows, Circus skills workshops, Balloon Modelling.
  • St Bernards School, Burnage, Circus in Schools, Circus workshops.
  • Thistley Hough High School, Circus Tent hire, Circus skills.
  • Thorpe Primary, Peterborough, Circus Tent, Circus skills and Shows.
  • Sibford School, Banbury, Circus tent, Shows and Circus skills workshops.
  • Norfolk Lodge Montessori School, Circus skills workshops.
  • Hyde Clarendon College, Circus skills workshops, Circus tent hire and Shows.
  • Heathrow Primary School, Big Top Hire, Circus skills, shows in the tent.
  • Pictor School, Sale, Circus Tent hire, Circus skills, Circus shows.
  • Oakhurst First School, Circus in Schools, Circus skills workshops.
  • Radcliffe Riverside, Circus Tent, Circus Shows and Circus skills workshops.
  • Oakhurst Primary School, Circus skills workshops, Circus in schools.
  • Worthington Primary School, Leicester, Circus tent, Shows and Circus skills.
  • St Agnes RC Primary, Circus skills workshops in School.
  • St. Paul's CE Primary School, Circus Tent, Shows and Circus skills.
  • Moorside Primary School, Swinton, Circus tent, Circus skills workshops.
  • Trinity School, Nottingham, Circus in Schools, Circus skills workshops.
  • Greenfield School, Circus skills workshops.
  • Bradley Nursery School, Circus skills workshops in School.
  • Attleborough Junior School, Circus skills workshops.
  • Riders Infant School, Circus Tent hire, Circus skills workshops, Comedy Circus.
  • Our Lady and Saint Benedict Catholic School, Circus in Schools, Circus skills day.
  • Ladbrooke JMI School, Circus for Schools skills day.
  • St. Anne's School, Caversham, Circus in School, Circus skills day.
  • Carrington Junior School, Circus skills workshops.
  • St Thomas Primary, Huddersfield, Circus Tent, Circus skills workshops and shows.
  • Rose Hill School, Marple, Circus Tent, Circus skills workshops and Shows.
  • Leigh Primary School, Circus day including Circus skills workshops.
  • Woodham Burn Junior School, Circus skills workshops.
  • Oakwood Park School, Big Top hire, Circus Shows, Circus skills in School.
  • Great Bedwyn Primary School, Circus Tent with Shows and Circus skills workshops.
  • Sutton Valence Preparatory School, Maidstone
  • St. Bedes School, Redhill, A Day of Circus skills workshops in School.
  • Forefield Infants School, Circus skills workshops.
  • Christ the Saviour Primary School, Ealing
  • Eastover School, Circus skills workshops.
  • Birchensale Middle School, Circus in Schools, Circus skills.
  • Christ Church C Of E Primary School, Circus skills workshops.
  • Alder Community High School, Hyde, Circus skills workshops.
  • Town Farm Primary School, Circus tent, Circus skills, Circus shows.
  • Dedworth Green School, Windsor, Circus skills workshops.
  • St. Edwards School, Lees, Circus skills workshops.
  • St. Mary's Primary, Tunstall, Circus skills workshops.
  • Heron Park Community Primary, Eastbourne, Circus skills workshops.
  • Smithy Street School, Stepney, Circus workshops in schools.
  • Adlington Primary School, Circus workshops in school.
  • Diggle School, Oldham, Circus skills workshops.
  • St. Joseph's College, Trent Vale, Circus skills workshops.
  • Longford Park Primary School, Coventry, Circus skills workshops
  • Janet Duke Primary School, Basildon, Circus skills workshops.
Circus Sensible running a day of Circus workshops in a school in Bangkok

Circus Sensible in Thailand

Above are just a few examples of venues and events in Manchester and the rest of the UK from the last year. We have run Circus skills workshops in well over two thousand Schools over the years, in Manchester, the UK and abroad, and days with our Big Tops at almost as many. Our Circus tents are also available for hire, and we can provide many other types of workshops for schools including Drum workshops, Dance workshops and Art workshops.
If you need more information about our
Circus workshops for schools in Manchester or any other aspect of our schools workshops, please contact us.
Link to some videoa of Circus skills workshops in schools
All our Circus workshops for schools are covered by CRB certificates
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“Jon was brilliant and the workshop was amazing. The students really engaged with him and his energy was great! The students loved it especially the balancing feather part they are still talking about this today. All students were completely engaged and most of them showed off a skill and stood up in front of their peers which is amazing for them.” Ruth, Littlemoor Primary School, Oldham.

“Just to thank you for an AMAZING circus day yesterday. The children and staff had a fantastic time. Jon pitched the workshop really well and he had a great rapport with the children. The activities fully supported our IPC curriculum and our most recent circus unit. What I really liked was how every child was included regardless of ability and they had the opportunity to perform and master a circus skill. For some children this was a real confidence boost. The enjoyment and buzz around school throughout the day was inspiring. Also.. for the staff being able to dress up as clowns for the day was an added bonus! I will definitely recommend you to other schools.
Thanks again” - Jill Ashmore, SS Simon and Jude CEPS, Great Lever, Bolton

Hi Clive,
Just wanted to let you know what a brilliant day we had with John Sensible on Tuesday. The children were fascinated from the moment they saw John.
The children loved the performance and have a fab time practicing circus skills. Even the teachers learnt a few new tricks!!!
Fun had by everyone - Louise Goodison, Greswell School, Denton, Tameside


Hi Clive, Just wanted to thank you and your team (Jon, James, Neil) for our school event on 18th July. It was amazing and everyone really enjoyed it. We were talking about it at our management meeting and hope to re-book when we have raised enough money for next year.
Your team especially made it an excellent day - huge thanks. - Patsy Jeeves, Wroughton Junior School in Swindon

Just a short note to say just how much the children in my class have enjoyed the event.  Many of the children overcame difficulties such as balance and co-ordination to achieve success.  Your manner with the children was excellent, being funny, amusing and making the children strive for excellence.  This has been one of the best days that the children have ever had (according to them- I can’t understand why they prefer your lessons rather than the literacy or maths lessons that I teach) Anyway, I have to say i have never laughed so much or been so proud of my bunch of children.  They cannot stop talking about it.
Thank you again it was a wonderful day.

- Debbie Aldread Assistant Headteacher, Pilsley Primary


Just wanted to say thank you for a fantastic workshop last week. The girls were totally absorbed and you had them eating out of your hand. You really are one of a kind! You were fantastic with the children you had a tone that kept them involved but allowed them to have fun. You had their respect from the beginning. The best night in ages! Thank you and we hope to see you again soon.
- Diane (8th Bebington Brownies)

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Circus Sensible provide Circus skills workshops and Circus days in schools with our beautiful Circus Tents. Our Big Top days include shows in the tent for the whole school and circus workshops for the children, class by class in a wide range of Circus skills. Suitable for Nursery upwards. Up to 450 children can have a go at the circus skills over the course of a day. Shows last about an hour and are equally entertaining for the teachers, which is important! Circus skills workshops cost £275+travel+VAT, days with our Big Tops start at £1275+VAT. We can also come for longer, anything up to week long residencies ending with a performance by the children.
Call us for more information about Circus skills workshops, Circus tent hire, or any other aspect of Circus in schools.

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