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Greentop Community Circus Centre

Greentop runs classes in circus skills, provides circus performers for events and hosts performances.


Greentop Community Circus Centre is a community-based circus school running workshops, evening classes and courses. The centre also runs an outreach circus skills programme and hires space to performance groups and for exhibitions etc. Circus and performance-related activities have priority.

The centre is licensed for public performance and entertainment until 11pm and has the following facilities:
• a stage
• PA system
• full lighting and sound facilities
• a custom-installed trapeze rig

Greentop offers the full range of circus skills to learn, including:
• static and swinging trapeze
• aerial hoop • corde lisse
• silks
• tightwire
• stilts
• unicycles
• diabolos, spinning plates and other juggling equipment

Greentop can offer:
• professional performance training
• team building events
• circus skills workshops and masterclasses
• youth circus
• events entertainment
• children's parties

All tutors are DBS checked.

Greentop is the home of Circus North, an Arts Council England initiative designed to build up the performance-arts sector in the north of England. Please contact for details.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Hannah Lamare
Contact Position
Marketing and Operations Administrator
0114 244 8828

Where to go

Greentop Circus Community Centre
St Thomas Building
74 Holywell Road
South Yorkshire
S4 8AS

Greentop is based in a Victorian church that was converted into a circus centre by "Challenge Anneka" in 1995. It has facilities for aerial (Silks, trapeze, hoop, etc), acrobatics and all other circus skills as well as for dance and other performing art forms. It has a full lighting rig and in house PA for live performances as well as a small seating area and kitchen for basic food and drink preparation.

When is it on?

Time / Date Details
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (office times), Weekday evenings - youth circus, youth aerial, adult acrobatics, aerial skillshare. Please see website for further details
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Session Information
Trapeze progressive evening courses Mondays 6.30-9.30pm
Hoop aerial evening course - Mondays
Youth circus Circus skills Tuesdays 5.30 - 7.00pm
Youth aerial progression Wednesday 6 - 7.30pm
Circus skillshare Wednesdays 7.30-9.30pm
Youth Aerial beginners Thursday 6-7.30pm
Aerial skillshare 7.30 - 9.30pm
Silks aerial evening courses - Fridays 6.30 - 9.30pm
Sunday Circus Minis for 3 - 6 year olds - Monthly sessions

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access
Supports special needs and disabilities
Special needs and disabilities experience
Speech, Language & Communication needs
Down's Syndrome
Visual impairment
Multi-Sensory Impairment
Hearing impairment
Cerebral Palsy
No diagnosis yet
Social, emotional and mental health needs
Medical Needs or long term illness
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulty
Severe Learning Difficulty
Moderate Learning Difficulty
Physical Disability/Mobility Issues
Able to accommodate other cultures/ethnicities
Culture/ethnicities accommodated

Other Details

Age Range
3 years to 18 years


Local Publications
Programme of events; Leaflets
Charity Number

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