Young people learn circus skills in Studio 1 at Jacksons Lane

Jacksons Lane by numbers: 2022-2023

If you’ve only been to Jacksons Lane to see a show (or to take part in a class!), you might not be aware of all the other amazing things that happen inside our walls (and out in the community!).

Since our reopening in March 2022 (following our £4.6 million refurbishment) we have welcomed back both artists and our community. Here’s a snapshot of what the team at Jacksons Lane got up to over 2022-2023.

We offered 1,540 hours of studio space to circus artists for free, as well as awarding residencies and support to 72 artists.

Hannah Finn during the development of her work, Chochma, at Jacksons Lane

We gave 344 free tickets to our Christmas show, Jack and the Beanstalk, through our Pay it Forward scheme.

Jack and the Beanstalk. Photo: Alex Brenner

On Christmas Day 2022, we hosted 103 guests for a glorious festive meal, complete with entertainment and guests. We also delivered 213 Christmas hampers to people in our community who were not able to make the journey to Jacksons Lane.

A table full of people being served dinner on Christmas Day. A volunteer is serving a tray full o f starters
Christmas Day at Jacksons Lane. Photo: Alex Brenner

Over the year, 117 children and young people attended weekly circus workshops, or one of our holiday projects.

Three young people practicing their routine juggling scarves in studio 1 before the circus showcase
Jacksons Lane Youth Circus. Photo: Alex Brenner

And that’s just the start. You can delve more into the data in our annual report.

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