Circus Skills and Bigtop Hire

Bangdrum can provide workshops and demonstrations in all areas of circus skills. We work in partnership with some of the Northwest leading circus skills artists and organisations.


Ladies and Gentlemen, children of all ages, welcome to the most extravagant spectacle the human eye can behold…you know how it goes. Welcome to the Bangdrum Circus, the most spectacular show on earth! Capture the highly charged atmosphere of the Big-Top as your pupils role up to learn tricks, juggle, spin plates, control the diabolo and generally clown around with acrobatics, you can even hire some unicycles! We draw the line at fire-eating but your pupils will be fired up and having fun as they work hard on co-ordination, balance, self-awareness and skill building. Teachers find this perfect for a summer fair, to start a small parade or carnival or as a great addition to activities weeks or sports days.

Suitable for

All age groups

Very small groups to whole school on a ratio of 30 pupils to one Bangdrum tutor.

How it works

During morning assembly our artists will have your pupils in the palm of their hands as they mesmerise them with devil sticks, poi, stilt walking etc. After this it's their chance to dive in, take the leap, and have a go. They will amaze themselves at the new skills they learn using our high quality circus equipment:

Juggling with Scarves, Balls and Clubs, Stilt-walking, Chinese Ribbon, Diabolo, Plate Spinning, Poi, Devilstick, Cigar Boxes etc. We can also include Unicycling on request.


Hire the 'Baby' Bigtop and turn your school field into a full blown Circus!

Choose between our 30 foot and 42 foot Bigtop tents and make your school fair or activities week extra special with performances, workshops, presentations and games centred around your very own circus tent.

Space required

A hall for assembly and workhops


Can be combined with carnival workshops for carnival circus spectacular!

“They walk the walk and talk the talk” -  Steve Davies, Animateur




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