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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

It’s time for a new year – and boy are we ready for it! 2020 wasn’t quite what anyone was expecting and like everyone we were unable to work as usual. Sadly due to the impact of the pandemic we were unable to go ahead with our Spring and Autumn tours as originally...
Lilly

Lilly

Lilly loves listening to music, going to the cinema, and seeing shows! She received tickets to our show from St Anne’s Special School as she is visually impaired, has learning difficulties, epilepsy and autism. The 12 year old came along to our pre- show touch tour...
Circus Starr receives lifeline grant from Culture Recovery Fund

Circus Starr receives lifeline grant from Culture Recovery Fund

Circus Starr has been awarded £317,551 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF). We are thrilled to receive the contribution which will help us face the challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic. Our CIC is one of 1,385 cultural and...
Tyreless support from Swansway Group!

Tyreless support from Swansway Group!

Circus Starr are thrilled to announce that we have received another generous donation from family owned business, Swansway Motor Group. The latest contribution of £5460 is their highest yet since we began working together in 2015. Over the last five years they have...
The circus with a purpose is back!

The circus with a purpose is back!

We are thrilled to announce that our office doors are finally opening after the Coronavirus pandemic. Like thousands of companies throughout the UK our office closed in March 2020. The safety of our team and audience members is our highest priority, and as such we...
Rohan

Rohan

We had the pleasure of meeting Rohan and his twin sister Regan in Stalybridge. As both of the six-year olds have autism they received free tickets to come to our show. Rohan is also non-verbal and has sensory seeking behaviours. Their Mum Selina explained to us how...
Sarah Gordy  : “My Life In Lockdown”

Sarah Gordy : “My Life In Lockdown”

Our patron Sarah Gordy MBE is an inspiration to many. The stage and screen actress has been an advocate for Circus Starr for many years, and as a successful woman in the arts industry she proudly puts her professional identity before her disability. She states on her...
Preparation Is Key

Preparation Is Key

Like everyone around the world right now we are working a little differently due to the impact of Covid-19, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t do what we do best…support children with disabilities and additional learning needs. We consider the safety of our audience...
Skye

Skye

We had the pleasure of meeting the Skye and her family at our pre-show touch tour in Sheffield. Our touch tours are held prior to the show to help enhance the performance for children with visual impairments. This was perfect for Skye, aged 8, who is blind and also...
Our Spring Tour Is Postponed

Our Spring Tour Is Postponed

Due to public health concerns of Coronavirus (COVID-19) it is with great regret that we are closing our main office and postponing our Spring 2020 tour. It is our duty to make the health and safety of our audience members, troupe and office team members our priority....
Noah

Noah

Noah is a 10-year-old that is a massive animal lover! Due to his condition he gets extremely tired, so he spends a lot of time watching Youtube, documentaries and cooking programmes (favourite chefs include Jamie Oliver and Rick Stein). Noah has a life limiting...
Our latest competition draws an amazing response!

Our latest competition draws an amazing response!

 Every tour we hold a little competition for our inspirational audience members, and the results from our Winter 2020 tour are in! It is one of our favourite times of year here at Circus Starr HQ! After our tour has finished we take a look through all of the feedback...
We LOVE fundraising!

We LOVE fundraising!

Circus Starr runs on the kindness of business supporters all over the UK! Our fabulous team of fundraisers here at our head office call hundreds of businesses every day, and we are honoured to have such lovely relationships with our supporters that we speak to year on...
Lewis

Lewis

Lewis, aged 8, came along to a touch tour prior to our show. As he is on the autistic spectrum his Mum, Gemma, thought he would benefit from attending the project where he could meet our performers and feel their props. “Lewis is a sensory seeker, so it was great for...
Connor

Connor

Our visit to Liverpool saw us welcome Connor, aged nine, to our show and touch tour. He is an aspiring Youtuber and loves computers, gaming and Star Wars! Although Connor doesn’t have a visual impairment, his Mum Kat thought the touch tour may be beneficial as he has...
George

George

Five year old George came along to our show with his family, including his twin sister Hannah and brother Harry. George enjoys laying under trees and staring at leaves, as well as swimming and going to an accessible park. He is one of around 18 people in the world...
Maddison

Maddison

For the past four years we have made magical memories with Maddison and her family. She was diagnosed with a life threatening condition, SMARD 1, when she was nine months old. It means that she is a full time wheelchair user and is dependent on a ventilator, but that...
The Winter Circus with a purpose!

The Winter Circus with a purpose!

Circus Starr kicks off 2020 with an inclusive show that is bursting with talent, The Winter Circus. Our first tour of the year sees our troupe travel all over the UK, from Brighton to Dundee! We’re doing what we love to do – sharing a magical show with...
Rosa

Rosa

We had the pleasure of making Rosa, aged 11, part of our team when she became the starr of The Circus Starr Sensory Story video. Rosa has a progressive brain disease called Canavans Disease that is incurable. Her Mum Amy advised us that “she is not expected to have a...
Our Sensory Story Starr shines!

Our Sensory Story Starr shines!

This year saw Circus Starr introduce a new sensory story and we are excited to announce that the youngest member of our team has now won an award for her efforts on this project. Thanks to a collaboration with sensory specialist Joanna Grace, we were really excited to...
Our Autumn 2019 Tour Round Up

Our Autumn 2019 Tour Round Up

November see’s us wave goodbye to our Autumn tour! It’s been a really exciting one for us here at Circus Starr, we introduced projects that were both old and new to more people than ever. From our touch tours and signed performances, to creating a brand new...
Touch tours help visually impaired children enjoy our spectacle

Touch tours help visually impaired children enjoy our spectacle

This Autumn has seen us make our show more accessible for visually impaired children. At Circus Starr our mission is to transform, enrich and inspire the lives of those who need it most through the magical art of circus performance. We know that despite our show been...
Josh

Josh

Josh received tickets to come to our show from Autism Inclusive, they knew that he would really benefit from seeing a circus with lower volume and lights. The tickets gave the 14-year-old a chance to spend some quality time with his little brother Riley, and his Mum,...
Huné

Huné

Huné loves reading, singing and is obsessed with her Wizzybug wheelchair, which looks like a car! The two-year-old has a muscle weakening condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1, and thanks to a new drug is making great progress and beating her original life...
Francesca

Francesca

Four-year-old Francesca is excited to be at the start of her journey at mainstream school! She is really enjoying making new friends and loves to learn. Francesca has Down Syndrome and often struggles with loud noises and busy places, so a trip to our show was a...
Lewis

Lewis

Lewis, aged 12 has been coming to Circus Starr with his little brother for the past five years! Often feeling excluded and judged in day to day life, there is nowhere else he feels more accepted than at our show. Mum Gemma told us how difficult it can be for him...
Lotto funding for Changing Places Facilities

Lotto funding for Changing Places Facilities

Circus Starr are excited to announce that they have successfully secured funding from The National Lottery Community Fund. Thanks to their amazing contribution of over £200,000 Circus Starr are committed to providing Changing Places facilities at each of their Big Top...
Sign up for our additional projects…

Sign up for our additional projects…

Our Autumn tour is fast approaching and its all ‘Go! Go! Go!’ here at Circus Starr HQ! We’re always busy making sure everything is ready, but this year’s Autumn tour has more projects than ever which is certainly keeping us on our toes. The final tour of 2019 offers...
Swansway’s donation goes up a gear!

Swansway’s donation goes up a gear!

Over the past three years we’ve proudly partnered with Swansway Group, and their most recent donation of £4680 is their highest yet! The family owned car business support us through the sales of their Motability vehicles. For every vehicle on this scheme that they...
A new chapter in our Sensory Story…

A new chapter in our Sensory Story…

Circus Starr are so excited to collaborate with Joanna Grace of The Sensory Projects to create The Circus Starr Sensory Story and pack. We know we can bring so much joy to the lives of disadvantaged children through the magical art of circus, but we also know that the...