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Our organisation

Who We Are

The National Centre for Circus Arts is a registered charity and one of Europe’s leading providers of circus education. Based in a magnificent Victorian power station adjacent to Hoxton Square, we involve thousands of people in the creation and performance of circus arts every year. Over half of the annual income needed to run the National Centre comes from grants and donations.

Our diverse range of work includes a BA Hons degree in Circus Arts, a structured progressive training programme for under 18s and professional development opportunities for aspiring and established performers. Adults and young people can take part in a range of recreational classes and we provide workshops and away days for the business community.


We have a duty of care towards children, young and vulnerable people, to ensure the safety of all those who take part in activities, both on and off-site. Please read our Safeguarding Statement

Health and Safety

The health and safety of our users and guests is of the utmost importance. Please read our Health and Safety Policy

Code of Conduct

We aim to provide a well-maintained environment that all users and staff members find safe and enjoyable to use. Please read our Code of Conduct

Courses and Classes

We run a varied programme for youth and adult audiences. Find out more information on our terms and conditions for adult courses and youth courses here

Privacy policy

Please read our Privacy Policy to understand how we will use the information you give us.

Company details
Registered charity no. 1001839
Company limited by guarantee: Registered in England no. 2553293
VAT registration no. 810 3314 85
Registered office: National Centre for Circus Arts, Coronet Street, London, N1 6HD
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Annual Reports

Annual Report 2021