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Circus Jim – for a quality circus show and workshops

Circus Jim offers quality workshops and a show with stunning skills, clowning, illusions and magic. Several stilt walking characters are also available.


Circus Jim Workshops:
Workshops for schools, events, Scouts, Guides, Brownies and Cubs. Workshops feature spinning plates, balancing peacock feathers, juggling, diabolo, devil stick, pedal racers and unicycles. Other specialist skills can be included, e.g. human pyramids, tightwire. Jim tailors the workshop to the age and ability of the participants. Jim and his assistants are experienced at working with a wide range of people.

open circus workshop for everyone, young and old, at the British Caravanner's Club annual gathering

A circus workshop for young and old, at the British Caravanner’s Club annual gathering

British Caravan Club Open Circus workshop

Circus Jim’s workshop adds fun and colour to the event

young girl with a spinning plate

a young girl with a spinning plate

Circus Jim’s Show:
The show features stunning circus skills combined with illusions and clowning. Suitable for all the family. A complete party is very popular, combining a show and a workshop. We often start with the show, then there is time to feed the children and light the candles on the cake, sing Happy Birthday. We then finish with a fun workshop. This fills a 2 hour party. It works best in a small hall but can happen in a house or garden.

Circus Jim balances the water bucket on his chin

Circus Jim balances the water bucket

Event entertainment:
Circus Jim also provides character stiltwalkers for your gala, fete or promotional event. Jungle Jim riding Ozzie Ostrich, Tall Jim, a traditional stiltwalking character, Jimmy Wizzard or Hoppy Bunny. Jungle Jim can be accompanied by Dyllis the Explorer, the Elfin Queen can join Jimmy Wizzard.

Jungle Jim rides Ozzie Ostrich at Heywood Charities Fete

Jungle Jim looking for elephants with Ozzie Ostrich

Circus Jim and supporting staff are DBS checked and have public liability insurance. Jim is a member of Equity. Risk assessments can be provided. Jim refreshes his First Aid at Work certificate regularly.

Jim Riley qualified as a teacher and youth worker in 1975 has been teaching and performing circus skills since 1985,  with Snapdragon Circus and as Jimmy the Clown. In 1989 he started Skylight Circus Arts as a Registered Charity, working with young people of all abilities in many settings.
He is now Chair of the Trustees of Skylight, supporting the company in their work.

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