North Tyneside Circus Club
Tuesdays 7 – 8.45pm at Whitley Bay High School. If you’re over 12 and interested in joining, please come along to one of our sessions, just bring a parent or other responsible adult to sign you in! £3 per session.
Whitley Bay High School, Deneholm, Whitley Bay, NE25 9AS. Nearest metro is Monkseaton. Turn right as you enter the school grounds go to the back of the school, past the courts. We meet in the hall.
We are North Tyneside Youth Circus; a club that was created for children and young people in the area to encourage them to run away and join the circus! We are based at Whitley Bay High School and meet every Tuesday evening.
The club is mainly made up of young people from the age of 12 upwards, with a few big kids there to teach us stuff, like Helen, Steve and Rob from Let’s Circus. Most sessions, we learn skills like juggling and aerial as a group, and there is also an ‘open toybox’ so that people can practise with toys of their choice.
Circus leaders are always around to help us learn new tricks and to make sure everybody stays safe. Touring performers and teachers occasionally come along to the club with new or more advanced skills to share. The North Tyneside Youth Circus group is a great place to learn new skills, and has a really friendly, relaxed atmosphere where it is easy to make new friends.
There are often circus events and street festivals in the area, and most of the North Tyneside group usually go along to these. We often get the chance to perform at these events, as well as join in with the other activities that are going on. Getting involved with the club has meant that many of us have had the chance to meet international artists and we have also been given various opportunities to travel and to get involved with other youth circuses in the country.