The Circus Starr Sensory Story goes indoors!
At Circus Starr we know just how important preparation can be! For many of our audience members it can be quite daunting to experience something new or different from their usual routine. Circus Starr are always exploring ways that we can help families attend our shows, and improve our accessibility and inclusivity. We partnered with […]Read more >
Who is in our Autumn 2023 Troupe?
We’re so excited to return to the stage with a fabulous new show! Our troupe is once again presented by Ring Mistress Mariska Gandey, and features a range of circus skills. So lets meet the artists who perform in our latest inclusive show. Mariska Gandey is our glamorous Ringmistress and Foot Juggler. Buster the clown […]Read more >
Meet our latest competition winner…
We love to see how much our show has inspired our audience members. We hold a drawing competition every tour so that children can show us their favourite thing about attending our performance. Our team at the Circus Starr head office really enjoy seeing all of the drawings that we receive, but it can often […]Read more >
Swansway donation reaches an incredible £100,000
Circus Starr are excited to announce a milestone donation from Swansway Motor Group. Our partnership with the family-run car company began seven years ago, and involves them supporting our community interest company via their Motability Scheme. Since 2017 they have donated quarterly to our cause, with their most recent contribution taking their overall total to […]Read more >
The Circus Starr Virtual Tour!
We are so excited to share the news of our latest project – The Circus Starr Virtual Tour! At Circus Starr we know that preparation is key. For many families, attending our Big Top can create a sense of anxiety as they will be visiting somewhere new and quite different. Our latest project means that […]Read more >
Our Touch Tours are back!
We are so excited to return with this project! Circus Starr has held Touch Tours for a number of years but we had to take a break due to health and safety reasons throughout the pandemic. However, now it is safe for us to hold the tours which take place prior to our performances. We […]Read more >
Meet the Starrs of our show!
Circus Starr is excited to be back on the road with our Big Top show! As usual, these performances are inclusive meaning that children with disabilities and additional learning needs can come along and have fun – not matter what their abilities may be. Our Spring 2023 tour welcomes talent from all over the globe, […]Read more >
Celebrating 35 year of magic!
We’re so proud to be able to celebrate our 35th Anniversary. Circus Starr began in 1987 with a goal of making the magical world of circus available to those who usually miss out on this inspiring experience. Ever since, we have toured our accessible show all around the country! Throughout this time we have built […]Read more >
Big Top won by creative tot!
For each of the Circus Starr tours we hold a drawing competition for our audience members.
To celebrate the return of our Big Top tour we knew just what the prize should be…a Big Top play tent!
This Spring tour saw 3-year-old Maya win the competition, and she was certainly pleased with her prize.
Our Big Top is back!
Circus Starr are over the moon to finally return with our Big Top show. The past couple of years have presented various difficulties for our Spring and Autumn tours, meaning that we were unable to travel with our magical Big Top tent. But now we are pleased to be sharing smiles with disabled and vulnerable […]Read more >
S&L help us keep our show on the road
Circus Starr are excited to announce their partnership with S&L Services. After a difficult couple of years we are overjoyed to be returning with our magical Big Top tent thanks to a local haulage company. S&L Services, which is based in Stoke, will be an essential part of our set up and helping us keep […]Read more >
Our Winter 2022 tour was so cool!
We were overjoyed to be starting 2022 with a brand new indoor theatre tour! As usual these performances were accessible and inclusive, meaning that children of all kinds of abilities were welcome to come along, let loose, and HAVE FUN! At Circus Starr the safety of our audience and troupe is our highest priority, so […]Read more >
Farewell, For Now!
It was back in July that we started our Summer Indoor Tour and as we hit October it means that it sadly comes to an end. We have spent the past few months visiting 52 communities throughout the UK, with shows almost every single day. Our marvellous troupe, fronted by Ring Mistress Rosalia Morales, had […]Read more >
Making money for Macmillan!
We have a fabulous team of here at Circus Starr HQ. Every day our fundraisers work hard to raise funds so that we can put on our accessible shows. But we also like to personally give back to deserving organisations that are not too different from our own, so we hold charity days! Usually this […]Read more >
Our Paralympics Party!
As the Paralympics come to a close we decided to celebrate by having a Paralympics Party! We are so proud of the amazing achievements of Team GB, and we have no doubt that they will have been an inspiration to members of our audience who can relate to their different abilities. At Circus Starr we […]Read more >
Our fundraisers go for Gold!
We have loved watching the Olympics here at Circus Starr HQ! It is so wonderful to see the dedication and talent of Olympians from all over the world, but we have of course been cheering on team GB. The games have inspired us to bring a little friendly competition into the office between our fundraisers. […]Read more >
Aerial man takes on Ironman UK for Circus Starr!
Regular Circus Starr supporter, Chris Doddington, has decided to start an epic fundraising challenge for our community interest company! The 35 year old is an Aerial Installer and has been donating to Circus Starr for a number of years via his business Doddington Aerials. Now he has decided to go the extra mile and fundraise […]Read more >
We’re so happy to be back on the road again!
Our team at Circus Starr HQ have been working tirelessly so that we can bring back our magical show. We’re excited to say that all of our hard work has paid off as our fabulous troupe are now busy touring the UK holding a circus themed variety show. Our performances are taking place in indoor […]Read more >
We’re Good To GO!
Like everyone else we have found this past year or so pretty tough, but we are happy to say things are changing! We have had to postpone our shows and have been unable to perform due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Our priority always has, and always will be the safety of our audience members and […]Read more >
We are so excited to announce that our office is open!!! There is no doubt that the past year has been difficult for everyone around the UK. Through most of the Coronavirus pandemic our office has been closed and we have had to reschedule our circus shows. But April 2021 saw Circus Starr HQ open […]Read more >
Celebrating International Women’s Day with the only female clown in the UK….Andreea!
We are so excited to have a catch up with a Circus Starr favourite! Andreea has joined our troupe several times over the years on both our Big Top and indoor theatre tours, helping us spread joy to those most disadvantaged and vulnerable throughout the UK. On our most recent Big Top tour in 2019 […]Read more >
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 planned. However, […]Read more >
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 creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support. £257 million […]Read more >
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 offered their support alongside their Motability Scheme, with their total contribution reaching […]Read more >
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 also made the difficult decision to postpone our Spring and […]Read more >
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 website, “I’m a professional actor, dancer and model. […]Read more >
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 members to be our priority, and as such, our Big […]Read more >
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. At Circus Starr we are so passionate about […]Read more >
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 and drawings that we’ve received […]Read more >
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 year. Like all of those companies that show […]Read more >
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 those who need it most. But, in […]Read more >
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 offer The Circus Starr Sensory Story as […]Read more >
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 Circus Starr Sensory Story, we really have enhanced […]Read more >
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 visually stunning some of our audience members can […]Read more >
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 sites for the next five years. It was in the Autumn of 2018 that […]Read more >
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 five deaf friendly locations that will […]Read more >
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 sell they donate £20 to Circus Starr, meaning that each Motability […]Read more >
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 thought of coming to our show […]Read more >
Feedback Friday…The Spring 2019 Edition
There is nothing we love more than hearing from our audience members! Seeing their drawings and hearing about their experience really brightens our day. You may see that we always get a great response on our social media, which we love! But we also receive some feedback via post, as well as drawing entries for […]Read more >
Our Spring 2019 Tour Roundup
Well that’s it – another terrific tour is over! We’ve had so much fun this Spring. Every other day we have entered a new community and left each of them a little more magical than when we arrived. This tour has seen us entertain more disadvantaged families than ever before and we really couldn’t have […]Read more >
Our Sensory Story continues…
We want everyone to able to experience the magical world of Circus Starr. That’s why we’re currently working with Joanna Grace, founder of The Sensory Projects, to develop a new sensory story . Having a sensory story which uses words and sensory stimuli means that we can help children prepare for our performance, particularly those […]Read more >
Time flies when you’re having fun!
April saw us start our brand new tour and boy have we been busy?! Circus Starr is the only circus in the UK that moves location every other day, meaning we can reach as many disadvantaged families as possible. And now here we are, half way through our Spring 2019 tour, and we are loving […]Read more >
Circus Starr wins PACA Mark Award
We’re always trying our hardest to be as accessible and inclusive as possible and we are excited to have recently earned a little acknowledgement for our efforts! The Parent and Carers Association in Milton Keynes receive free tickets to come an enjoy our show, and have very kindly nominated and awarded us with a PACA […]Read more >
Celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness with our patron Sarah Gordy MBE
We had soooo much fun celebrating World Down Syndrome Awareness Day on Thursday 21st March. The day takes place annually on the 21st as a nod to the extra chromosome that people with Down Syndrome have. Circus Starr joined people all around the world in wearing #lotsofsocks to show their support. We also decided to […]Read more >
Our projects blossom this Spring!
We’re so excited to start our new tour which offers more of our projects than ever before! This Spring sees our team tour around the UK with our world class show with a difference. As ever each of our performances will be accessible, inclusive and fun! However, we’re now proud to offer more shows with […]Read more >
Circus Starr are proud to announce that 2019 will be our most incLOOsive year yet! We are excited to confirm that we will be offering changing places facilities at every single one of our big top shows as we continue to work with Mobiloo! We became the first circus to tour with these facilities in […]Read more >
We’ve had snow much fun this winter!
Nothing stops us here at Circus Starr, we aim to help vulnerable children make life long memories no matter what the weather! And now fresh off finishing our most recent tour we feel we have done just that. In the winter we bring our shows indoor, meaning we visit theatres or school halls in a […]Read more >
Hearing is believing – audio description enhances our shows
Our mission is to transform, enrich and inspire the lives of children and families who need it most through the magical art of circus performance. We’re delighted, therefore, to have been able to help blind and partially-sighted children to enjoy our Autumn shows as part of a new project. Funded by Big Lottery and the […]Read more >
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