Circus

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Find a great new circus, theatre, or dance show in our upcoming programme of professional work

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Meet our Associate Artists

Meet the fantastic young company we support in the commissioning and production of new circus work

Meet Silver Lining

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We devise projects that work with people living in some of the most deprived wards in London

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Circus

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

The Times

Water on Mars, by Plastic Boom in association with Gandini Juggling

Water on Mars, by Plastic Boom in association with Gandini Juggling

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.

We are an annual venue for London International Mime Festival as well as the international CircusFest in association with The Roundhouse.

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

Total Theatre Magazine

In 2016 we toured Lost in Translation Circus '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 will produce and present HYENA, by our second Associate Artists Alula, at the Underbelly Festival at the Southbank in London.

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