Party Planning 101: What you need to know about circus parties

What is a circus party?

At Circus Akimbo, we run circus workshops for all sorts of groups, including birthdays, farewells and hen’s parties. Whether you’ve never done circus before or you’re a seasoned pro, the experienced trainers will make sure the whole group is having fun and learning new things with trapeze, hoops, juggling, aerial silks and more.

What is supplied?

Sophia on the trapeze in a kids circus class

You will have exclusive use of the venue, with a table, fridge, kettle and microwave all supplied for your convenience.

We also supply reusable cups and bowls and a water jug to cut down on one time use plastic.

What should we bring?

Any food, drink or decorations you wish to have. Please note that no alcohol is allowed, and we recommend not having a big meal right before doing circus. For some easy and fun ideas, see our post on party food.

When can we arrive to set up?

The venue will be open at least 15 mins before your party. Please contact us if you have any special requirements and need to arrive earlier than that – there may be another booking, but if possible we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs.

What should participants wear?

We have a detailed blog post on what participants should bring, but in general you’ll want comfortable clothes you can be upside down in (no skirts or loose tops) with no metal buckles, buttons or studs if you want to go on the aerial silks.

What if we have extra participants on the day?

We can accommodate up to 20 participants in a party. When you book, you’ll only be charged for the first 10 students and we take final numbers on the day, so you don’t have to worry about getting exact numbers in the lead up to your party. We’ll send an invoice for the extra participants to the same account you used to book.

Kids working on acrobatic pyramids in Circus Akimbo youth circus class

Are you able to include special needs/younger children/older students/injured participants etc?

We’d prefer to know in advance if you have any special needs, but yes, we are able to tailor all our sessions to fit a wide variety of students. Please be aware however that the trainers reserve the right to alter the activities to suit the attendees, and will not negotiate on safety issues.

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