Circus North connects you directly with performers for your event.


Circus North is an initiative set up by full-time circus professionals in the north of England with many years experience of teaching, performing and producing circus at all levels and at all types of event.

We have worked in film and on TV, in big-top circus shows, at corporate events, local authority contracts, festivals, fun-days and private parties. From Dundee to Dubai, from Surestart to celebrity wedding, Circus North members have the breadth of experience and knowledge to give you the very best advice and provide you with the most suitable soution. We will happily suggest other performers if we are unable to provide what you need.




Circus North is not an agency, it takes no commission, it has no administrative costs, no office overheads and no paid staff. It is a resource offering links directly to time-served circus professionals who take a pride in their work and who value their reputations.

Contacting the performers directly saves you time, effort and expense. Simply scroll down the page and click on a performer's photo to go to their website or click their name to email them.



All Circus North artists are members of Equity. They have £10M public liability insurance,
enhanced CRB checks, risk assessments and long lists of satisfied clients.


Please use the photos below to link straight to the artists' websites or click their names to email them directly.

Go to the Shoestring Circus website

Richard Gillett has been teaching and performing since 1993. Trading as Shoestring Circus he toured the Scottish Highlands for 15 years with regular appearances at summer events large and small.

A versatile multi-skilled performer, Richard is a qualified teacher with an A+ Ofsted report . He has coached thousands of people in many traditional circus skills, inspiring some of them to take up future careers in the profession.

Stiltwalking, unicycling, juggling, human statue and a truly explosive street-show are just some of the weapons up this clown's arsenal.

Go to Micky Bimble's website

Micky Bimble is a dynamic internationally acclaimed performance artist and workshop facilitator providing hilarious walkabout characters, exciting circus skills and clown workshops, dynamic stage shows and spectacular fire performances.

20 years of experience has equipped Micky with the high level skills necessary to present all aspects of his work in an exceptional and professional manner..

Go to Madame Mango's website

Madam Mango is an accomplished international performer with solo acts on aerial silks, corde lisse, static trapeze, hula hoops, fire and stilts. She is one half of the aerial duo Mango Rose who specialise in dramatic and highly synchronised silks duets. She has worked in traditional and contemporary circus, circus theatre and for many corporate, cabaret and community events. She is also an experienced aerial teacher and workshop leader.


Go to the Eccentric Gents website

The Eccentric Gents
Seaside frolics brought to life by two preposterous throwbacks from a bygone era. The Eccentric Gents perform devilish tricks, comic buffoonery and highly visual walkabout entertainment.

With a background in engineering and a large workshop the Eccentric Gents have created a range of characters, props and paraphernalia to suit numerous themes and eras and are always happy to discuss tailoring what they do specifically to fit your event.

Go to Mr Jules website

Mr Jules is an international award-winning Performer with over 20 years of experience.Based in Sheffield but happy to travel. He is available as a Compere, Theatre and Radio Actor, Performer for street and stage, Circus Skills Workshop Tutor. He also works as a Producer, Production Manager, Stage Manager and Video Maker.

His dating description: Have own hair, teeth and insurance. Great sense of humour, single. Likes wine, women and song. Would like to meet large audience or booker with money. With view to repeat bookings. He sits on the steering group for The National Association of Street Artists, is involved in the UK Youth Circus Network and works part-time as company manager for Swamp Circus Trust Ltd (Yorkshire).

Circus North Events

All Circus North artists are highly professional with an international track record achieved through decades of providing quality entertainment. Our team includes costume makers, prop builders, technicians, stage managers and compares.

Over the years we have established good working relationships with many similar artists across the UK and beyond. If you are looking for a speciality act - maybe a contortionist, perhaps a knife-thrower, a fire-eater or possibly a scientist juggling on a pogo-stick, then email to see if we can help. Rest assured that anyone we recommend will be of a standard we are prepared to stake our reputation on.

Trapeze rig for hire

Circus North has a 6.5 metre high free-standing trapeze rig which may be erected outdoors on concrete, grass or tarmac, or indoors on marble, parque or sports-hall flooring, with no need to stake it down and no damage to the surface. It is available for commercial hire by professional artists.

Please email us or or view the Trapeze Rig page for details

The Circus North website is provided and maintained free of charge by members of the Circus North collective.
Please contact the webmaster for further information.