About us

Sweet Circus is a Community Interest Company, sometimes referred to as a social enterprise or not-for-profit organisation.
This means that we do not generate profits, or when we do, they are used to fund the continuing work we do.  We have social aims rather than commercial ones.
We believe passionately in the social, physical and mental health benefits of participation in Circus Arts and strive to make it accessible to all.
We aim to use participation to reduce isolation, improve confidence and positive self image, promote physical and mental health, community cohesion and provide employability skills and opportunities. 
We provide opportunities for those with barriers to participation to enjoy creative physical and social activity                                            
  • Classes
  • Workshops
  • Circus Play
  • Team Building
  • Quality Circus Supplies
  • Corporate Training and Events
The physical health benefits of circus skills are seemingly obvious as there is a level of physical activity involved, however it can be accessible at a very low level of activity.  Increases in physical health and fitness happen quite naturally as the same time confidence, emotional well being and resilience improve. 
Circus skills develop coordination, proprioception and balance, all of which are particularly helpful to developing children, those with sensory impairments and older people.  Circus skills activate different parts of the brain increasing brain health and participation in circus has been shown to develop self-esteem and confidence, resilience and concentration, and a sense of connectedness or belonging.


What do we do?

Corporate and educational workshops: team building, juggling, circus skills tasters, aerial circus workshops, dance, stomp, drama, clowning, circus in maths and many more workshops are available.

Provide inclusive classes, social circus and workshops for children and young people which focus on resilience, positive self-image and social skills. In addition to a 50+ social circus which aims to reduce isolation.

Weddings, events, festivals, birthday parties, corporate promotions and product launches.  If you want something different, if you want to stand out, we’ll be able to do something special just for you!

We aim to engage as many people as possible in circus through free play at events and festivals or just in the park, and take our workshops to community groups such as the scouts.

Retail good quality circus toys, fiddle toys and healthy activities.

Promote active lifestyles and provide employability skills training as well as occasionally employment opportunities.

A Little bit of History!
Qualified teacher, experienced community artist and performer Miz Wells initially began trading under the name Sweet Circus as a family project.  Along with her husband, she wanted to provide her two sons with real life work and social experiences to improve their prospects as adults.  The children were put in genuine decision-making roles and the project was successful at meeting its original aims. 
However, as awareness of their services grew so did demand and the family realised the need to take it to the next level.  They recognised the difference that a similar experience would make to others. So, they recruited a few ‘unrelated’ directors and a number of instructors and volunteers to help them grow the organisation.  As of September 2019 they became incorporated as a Community Interest Company.
Registered Address: C/O Active Cherry Fitness, Unit 44, Mountney Bridge Business Park, Westham, BN24 5NJ
Company Number: 12197473
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