Support us

Help us train the next generation of circus artists

The National Centre is a registered charity. Half of our annual income comes from grant awards, funding and donations.There are many ways that businesses and individuals can support our training and education programmes, promoting inclusion, diversity and sustainability in performing arts.

If you want to find out more about how you can help please speak to our Development Manager.

World class circus arts training for all

We are one of only four national circus schools in the world and is unique in the UK. Housed in a redeveloped power station in London’s East End, for the past 25 years we have been inspiring and mentoring people of all ages and backgrounds through our unique programme of circus arts training.

With your help we want to grow a culture of circus across the UK, one that is alive with creativity, ambition and excellence.


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.