National Centre for Circus Arts announces dates for spectacular annual degree shows

  • Rare opportunity for the public to see the National Centre for Circus Arts students perform before they graduate
  • Tickets (starting at just £5) now on sale are expected to sell out soon
  • Graduates go on to perform with some of the world’s top Circus and performing arts companies
  • Centre of excellence: 93% of National Centre graduates are still working in the Circus industry three years after graduating
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  • PRESS NIGHT 26 March: email jack.hickmott@kallaway.com
  • 25 – 28 March at the National Centre for Circus Arts, Coronet St, N1

A growing number of students in Britain will graduate with a full BA Hons degree in Circus Arts this year. National Centre for Circus Arts, one of the best circus schools in the world, have released tickets to see the final-year students performing their devised pieces in their building, a magnificent converted power station in Shoreditch, London.

The annual event presents a rare opportunity to see National Centre for Circus Arts students before they graduate. From showcasing Paul Smith’s latest collection at London Fashion week through to touring the world with companies such as Cirque du Soleil and Les 7 Doigts de la Main, students from the National Centre for Circus Arts go on to have impressive careers. 93% of National Centre graduates are still working in the Circus industry three years after graduating.

The devised pieces will be divided into two shows – members of the public can choose to come to one or both

  • ‘Fire/Earth’ is at 5.30pm
  • ‘Air/Water’ is at 8.30pm

Now in its 25th year, the organisation, formerly known as Circus Space, launched its “National” status in 2014 following recognition from the government of its achievement to date and the value of the Circus industry to the UK’s cultural economy.

Circus in the UK has changed dramatically over the years and the National Centre hopes to create a culture of Circus in the UK which rivals countries such as France and Canada (whose Cirque du Soleil is worth over $1bn).

For more information and to book tickets got to: http://bit.ly/16NNo6C

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About the National Centre for Circus Arts

Opening in 1990 as “Circus Space”, The National Centre for Circus Arts is one of the best circus schools in the world and it is at the heart of a network of Circus organisations that are leading the renaissance of Circus in the UK. The organisation champions and supports excellence in Circus Arts in the UK and around the world. It is helping to change the perception of circus in the UK by providing an unparalleled launch-pad for present and future performers, with over 40 circus companies accessing studio time and funding through the National Centre for Circus Arts.

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