Enriching communities with performance



A blessing to Rochdale and it’s communities, the last few years have been the most difficult and Skylight's work is valued & needed more than ever within the Borough.


– Mohammed ‘Shiri’ Sheraz,  Army of Kindness

She walked out filled with all the confidence she lost over lockdown. Skylight are amazing and I'm so grateful for everything they do.


– Parent.

The youth groups loved taking parting and learning new skills


– Rochdale Connections (RCT)

Inspiring the next generation

Circus for Schools

Skylight Circus Arts offer group taster sessions with options from 1.5 hours to a full day.  Sessions cover a variety of skills from trapeze to stilt walking.  We can offer bespoke workshops for any group or event: 

Skylight Sessions are:

  • In our studio theatre or in your space 
  • Sensitive and supportively staffed
  • Non competitive and inclusive
  • All ages and abilities

Short Circus Workshop

A popular 90 minute session for up to 30 participants (a class). Easily achievable skills like feather-balancing are taught to the whole group first. Success breeds success! Trainers give an entertaining demonstration of skills and participants either choose which to concentrate on or are divided into groups, moving around activities.

Full day Circus Workshop

More skills are added, including:  tightwire, stilt-walking, unicycles and pyramids.  The group can perform skills at the end of the session, to each other or an informal audience e.g. family or colleagues!

Workshops are designed around client’s needs

  • In Skylight’s space or your venue
  • For all ages 
  • For groups with disabilities and ‘hard to reach’ groups
  • For the whole school, a year or a specific group
  • From 1.5 hours to all day
  • A variety of specific skills or fun ‘have-a-go’ tasters
  • A ‘one-off’ or a residency or performance project over several sessions

Skylight Circus workshops

  • Have an ethos of co-operation, are non competitive and everyone feels included!
  • Are taught in a safe supportive environment
  • Increase spatial awareness, co-ordination, fitness, flexibility and self esteem
  • Build confidence through learning, challenging and achieving 
  • Give opportunities for participants to be wowed by trainer’s skills
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