Crying Out Loud

Circus Evolution

Circus Evolution takes circus out of London, giving audiences outside the capital an opportunity to see quality work where they live. We work with venues across the UK, we extend the reach of circus into regional communities and bring magical, memorable, and moving experiences for all to enjoy.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1101496)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,300

Amount raised

£4,606

Donations

9

  • “Captivating night at the circus packed with thrills, extraordinary feats, laughs & fantastic live music” doesn’t do it justice. It was something else

    — David Butcher, audience member

  • Crying Out Loud is a great producing outfit which has brought some memorable work to these shores.

    — The Guardian, Lyn Gardner

  • “Captivating night at the circus packed with thrills, extraordinary feats, laughs & fantastic live music” doesn’t do it justice. It was something else

    — David Butcher, audience member

  • Crying Out Loud is a great producing outfit which has brought some memorable work to these shores.

    — The Guardian, Lyn Gardner

Situation

Contemporary circus is an accessible art form, with wide appeal, but most of it takes place in large cities and festivals. There is a big gap between audiences in London, who have access to high quality work on their doorstep and many areas of the UK. Regional venues are keen to programme circus, but they are not confident as it can be technically challenging; and involve many artists. Also, they want tickets to be affordable so people can take a chance and see something different.

Solution

Circus Evolution works with ten regional venues in Barnsley, Coventry, Derby, Great Yarmouth, Hull, Huddersfield, Ipswich, Luton, Oxford, Poole. Each has a different level of experience working with contemporary circus. We will: 1) Enable them to understand, programme, and market circus work and help them curate more contemporary circus into their seasons. 2) Introduce new UK and international circus shows to UK audiences outside of London