Circus Sensible
Big Top Days & Circus Skills in Manchester

Big Top Days in Manchester

Big Top Days in Manchester include Shows in our Big Tops for up to 300, plus Circus Skills Workshops, either structured or drop in style. Suitable for Events, Schools, Festivals, Parties etc. in Manchester and nationwide. All we need is a piece of level, well drained grass for our circus tent. Our Big tops are also available for hire.

Comedy Circus Shows

Our Shows are Comedy Circus, with lots of audience participation and hilarious for children AND adults alike (or so we're told) Shows can be up to an hour long and up to three performances per day. We have several teams of performers so we can come back year after year and keep things fresh. For Manchester and the North West.

Circus Workshops

The Big Top Day also includes Circus Skills Workshops. They can be structured, for school days, in which case we can run workshops in up to three spaces at once, or for weekend events we run a drop in workshop outside, which can continue even while the Shows are on if necessary. Skills include Juggling, Plate spinning, Diabolo, Devilstick, Poi and lots more. For Manchester & the North West
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Wharton Primary School, Manchester
‚Äč“WOW, what amazing day we had from start to finish. Jon, Neil and Rosie arrived on time and were amazing. The children absolutely loved them and the warm bubbly personalities. The feedback we have had from children, staff and parents has been outstanding. with one child saying " This was the best day of his life and he will never forget it" Thank you so much we will be booking you again.”
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Southgalde School, Nottingham
"Hello, Clive, The children had a fabulous time on Thursday a big thank you to James and your company. We are putting the word around to other teachers how great you are"
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Spalding High, Lincs
"This is the second event recently and you did a great job. Kyle & Obby were particularly good and really engaged with the children and the parents, everyone has made comments of how funny they were and the children were kept captivated. The show they put on at the end kept everyone focused especially the children (this is some achievement as some of the children have attention deficit disorder). Could not say enough about these guys really entertaining and would definitely use again"
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St. Catherine’s School, Swindon
"Just wanted you to know what an amazing day both children and adults had on Wednesday, even with their embarrassments! The children came back to class animated and there was a definite buzz about circuses, from both boys and girls.  The peacock feathers are definitely a hit.  The adults enjoyed the difference of the activity and the obvious exhilaration the children experienced. Check out our website for photos www.st-catherines.org Thank you again for your time and the lovely rapport you developed with the children. Take care and enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend, fingers crossed for the weather!  Weren’t we lucky! "
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By the Bridge, Scotland
"I just wanted to feedback to you following the workshop last week. We were really pleased with the workshop. Obby managed the young people really well. As you may be aware we are a fostering organisation so all of the young people in attendance are currently living with Foster Parents. They can be challenging at times and when together in a group this can heighten the behaviours they exhibit. Obby showed the young people how to use all the different equipment clearly and with humour. He spent time with those that struggled and encouraged them when necessary. He was able to sense when to move things along and made sure that everyone felt included, even staff! At the end of the day, young people had the opportunity to show Foster Parents what they had learnt which was lovely to see"
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Gates & Partners, London
"I just wanted to pass on thanks from everyone for a fabulous day – lawyers are not the easiest people to please! We know we had a successful event because the kids didn’t want to leave! Please thank the rest of your team for me – they were helpful, engaging and entertaining"
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Claverley School, Shropshire
"A big sunny thank you to you all!  It was fantastic & you all worked really hard! The 2 days with Circus Sensible were wonderful. On Friday the children had a fabulous time learning all the circus skills & watching the show. Saturday was our school fete day. The feedback so far from people is that it was the best yet!  The big top made a fantastic centre piece to the fete. The shows & workshops kept the crowds entertained throughout the day. The balloon modelling was also a big hit too, nearly everyone had a fish or alien tucked under their arm as they left. The weather was perfect & your team really entertained everyone & didn't stop until the very end. Everyone left smiling & laughing & we raised a few pounds for our PTA funds too!  Thank you Circus Sensible I would recommend you to anyone & would certainly have you back again"

Fundraisers

Big Tops Days make a great way of raising funds for your Charity or School. Admission can be charged for up to three Shows, and even for the Circus Skills Workshops too. Add on to that income from stalls, tombola, estate agents signs etc etc and you can raise thousands of pounds as well as having a great days event. See our Fundraising pages for more details

Brain Training

"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." In brief, learning a new skill such as Juggling can hard wire our brains to work better and faster! Circus skills help develop and improve concentration skills. This is particularly evident in those children with shorter attention spans. When we run Circus skills workshops in schools the teachers are often amazed that one or more children who usually have a problem concentrating are doing better than anyone else in the class! Learning Circus skills also offers great benefits in terms of physical co-ordination and physical fitness. Circus workshops fit very well into the school curriculum under PE and co-ordination development. In fact there are many areas where Circus workshops offer great opportunities for curriculum enrichment.

Circus Skills encourage creative thinking
Circus Skills reinforce positive learning
Circus Skills enhance kinaesthetic skills
Circus Skills instil enthusiasm in the learning process
Circus Skills boost self confidence
Circus Skills aid social & personal development
Circus skills promote cross curricular education
Circus Skills aid the formation of grey matter in the brain
Circus Skills are a fun gateway into physical education
Learning Circus Skills develops language skills
Circus Skills increases self esteem &self awareness
Circus Skills are fun, for children AND adults!

Recent Events Manchester

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St Richard's RC Primary School, Manchester - Circus Workshops
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Manchester Rugby Club, Manchester - Big Top Day
Middlewood Scout Camp - Circus Workshops
Wilbraham Primary, Fallowfield, Manchester - Big Top Day
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
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
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