Our people

The National Centre is a registered charity and is very grateful for its dedicated group of patrons, trustees and supporters.

Our Patrons

Aileen Getty

Aileen

A generous supporter of the National Centre and of Circus more widely for many years, Aileen is passionate about the growth of the art form and the transformative power of circus. She said:

“I fell in love with the National Centre for Circus Arts. It has been a source of inspiration for me, a place that brings me joy and a deep sense of belonging. It is an honor and a privilege to be able to help the Centre spread that gift to as many people as possible.”

Stephen Daldry

Stephen

A retired circus performer himself, Stephen has a long history with the National Centre having worked with the organisation during the London 2012 Olympic Games. As a patron Stephen will be contributing to the Centre’s role in progressing the art form artistically. He said:

“I have been involved with the National Centre for Circus Arts in different capacities for many years and am thrilled with the accomplishments and potential of this extraordinary educational resource. Not just for London, but for the whole country.”

“Circus continues to grow, expand and ignite peoples imaginations throughout the United Kingdom. The National Centre is at the heart of a new movement which re-evaluates what circus truly means, frees it from the shackles of history and allows the art form to be at the forefront of new imaginative language which can access everyone, whatever their cultural background. The space itself is extraordinary and the people who run it inspirational. I am delighted to become a patron of the National Centre for Circus Arts”

Board

Alison King
Tuikku Alaviitala
Cameron Brookhouse
Kate Cavelle
David Chinn
Sue James
Betsy Lynch
Bill Morris
Tarun Nagpal
Thomas Nowacki
Darshak Shah
Paul Steggall
Lesley Strachan
William Underhill
Robert West
Rachael Williams

Supporters

Aliceson Robinson
Aileen Getty
Anne Joseph and James Libson
Arts Council England
BBC Children In Need
Betsy and John Lynch
Bill and Kerry Benjamin
Bob Pain
Chapman Charitable Trust
Co-op Local Community Fund
The Conservatoire for Dance and Drama
Craig and Rebecca Calvert
David and Nili Chinn
D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
Fiona Dent
Golsoncott Foundation
Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation
Jack and Miranda Bertram
Jennifer Fleming
Leverhulme Trust
Malcolm Barraclough
Matt Cooper
Paul Steggall and Shameem Sangha
The Regatta Foundation
Stephen Daldry
Tarun Nagpal
Teale Charitable Trust
Toby Smith and Caitlin Black
Sir Trevor and Lady Susan Chinn
University of Kent
Friends of the National Centre for Circus Arts

The National Centre is a registered charity and is very grateful for its dedicated group of patrons, trustees and supporters.