Jacksons Lane is a multi-arts venue in Highgate North London. Housed in a striking red-bricked gothic church conversion, the building is home to a 160 capacity theatre, a large scale dance and rehearsal studio a cafe and bar and four other multi-purpose spaces.
The venue has a rich history of innovative work including a wealth of experimental visual theatre companies, as well as a strong history in contemporary dance and circus.
Jacksons Lane’s artistic vision is in the support of emerging and established artists working within the fields of contemporary circus and performance, and the production and presentation of exciting and innovative work. As such it is one of the UK’s leading producers of new small-mid scale circus, working across a range of strategic partnerships.
Jacksons Lane supports some 20 companies and artists every year, and offers valuable resources in the form of mentoring, technical support, promotion and production. It has a growing roster of Associate Artists who become advocates for ‘North London’s Creative Space’.
The annual Postcards Festival runs each Summer and showcases an exciting range of circus, cabaret and extraordinary performance, including shorts, solo work and new commissions.The building offers a range of spaces to facilitate the diverse disciplines within circus, whilst the height and depth of the award-winning theatre space offers support to such forms as aerial theatre, German Wheel and acrobatics.
Jacksons Lane’s artistic programme of performance and participation is far-reaching, inclusive and accessible whilst constantly seeking to develop, grow and break new ground.
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Our current Associate Artists are the all-female street theatre company Mimbre, acrobatic specialists and Jacksons Lane Youth Circus producers So & So Circus and international puppetry specialists Blind Summit. For the last five years, we have supported and co-produced the Circus Space Deutsche Pyramid Bank Award winners and we are currently co-producing the second year Propellor Prize Award winners Circus Geeks, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.