The RIGGERS project Multiplier Event

“The RIGGERS project has been developed to answer the needs of riggers in professional circus schools, with the aim of enhancing the quality of safety measures and creating an international community eager to exchange skills, advice and expertise to be transmitted to future generations.”

FREE ticketed event. Get your in-person ticket here.

Event will also be live streamed, link below to join.

RIGGERS Multiplier Event Friday 31st March – 11am

National Centre for Circus Arts is proud to be hosting a RIGGERS project Multiplier Event for FEDEC – International network for professional circus education.

This event was organised by FEDEC in collaboration with NCCA.

This event is now finished.

Come and hear a short presentation by Lorenzo Alberio, on behalf FEDEC, about the RIGGERS project’s aims and how it is going about delivering them.

This will be followed by a showing of the first RIGGERS ‘FED-Talk’.  Created out of a collaboration between Matt Burch (NCCA) and Roshan Bhalotra (Codarts), it looks at dynamic forces found in circus and explains them in a simple way.

Finally, we will present an update on the Fit to Fly project originally launched just before COVID.  Fit to Fly is the outcome of a collaboration between Equity, the National Centre for Circus Arts, and a collection of rigging companies and freelance circus riggers.

It aims to provide performers working in small ‘clip-and-go’ venues, (cabaret venues and small theatres / festivals etc) as well as circus schools and training facilities, with information to help them assess the safety of that set up.

There will be an opportunity for discussion.

Attendees are invited to return after lunch to watch the Foundation Degree Students perform their devised pieces.

Foundation Degree 2nd Year

Devised Pieces 31st March 2.30 & 5.00pm

If you would like to attend our FD2 Devised performances, you will need to reserve a ticket separately to your RIGGERS ticket.

Please contact our Reception Team to arrange this for you and say you are from the Riggers Event.


Schedule for the day

10.45am Coffee

11am Multiplier Event

12.30pm Break

2.30pm Foundation Degree show A (75mins)

5pm Foundation Degree Show B (75 mins)

More information

RIGGERS is a European project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

This project is led by the European Federation of Professional Circus Schools in collaboration with Stockholm University of Arts.

RIGGERS stands for “React, Invent, Get together for a Goal: Expertise in Rigging Services”. 

It is a 2-year project funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission. It aims at enhancing the quality of safety measures in Circus schools, and at creating an international community of professionals eager to exchange skills, advices and expertise for actual and future generations. 


  • Enhancing the quality of safety measures in Circus schools
  • Sharing good practices
  • Creating an international community of circus schools’ riggers
  • Professionalizing the sector
  • Seeking tailored solutions to common issues

You can read more about RIGGERS here.