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Jacksons Lane is officially the UK’s leading venue and supporter for contemporary circus.
This was confirmed in Sideshow Magazine’s State of the Circus report. We work with over hundreds of circus artists each year through commissioning, producing, mentoring and year-round residencies, rehearsal space and advocacy.
Through our Transmission and Hangwire programmes we support and collaborate with emerging circus artists on developing brand new work which is then showcased in sharings in our theatre, often leading to full-scale productions.
A UK hub for circus-based performance
Since 2014 we have sponsored the Jacksons Lane Total Theatre Award for Circus at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. As well as being part of the judging panel for productions, we offer a residency to the winning company.
Our partnerships stretch worldwide, and we support circus artists on tour both in the UK and overseas. Jacksons Lane is also a partner venue in the UK-wide Up and Out Circus and Street Arts network. Our annual Summer Postcards Festivals features many world premieres and new commissions.
London’s premier circus venue
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In 2016 we toured Lost in Translation Circus's The Hogwallops nationally to 20 cities as part of Arts Council England's Strategic Touring Programme, and produced our Associate Artists Silver Lining with Throwback at the Underbelly Circus Hub for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2017 we produced and presented HYENA, by Associate Artists Alula, at the Underbelly Festival at the Southbank in London; and in 2018/19 we are supporting the international tour of Nikki & JD's Knot.