About us

Circus Jim and supporting staff are DBS checked and have public liability insurance. Jim is a member of Equity. Details of insurance, Risk assessments etc. 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,  founding Snapdragon Circus with John Whithead, originally a street performing double act, becoming a tented touring show in 1988.
Jim began performing and teaching as Jimmy the Clown in 1989.

In 1989 he started Skylight Circus in Education, now known as SkylightCircus Arts, as a Registered Charity, working with people of all ages and abilities in many settings.

He is now Chair of the Trustees of Skylight, supporting the company in their work.