Operation Circus

by CircusMASH in Birmingham

We did it
On 17th November 2015 we successfully raised £3,970 with 68 supporters in 28 days

We're a community circus group raising money for much needed aerial rig for a our new dedicated circus space in Kings Heath.

by CircusMASH in Birmingham

We're a community circus group raising money for much needed aerial rig for a our new dedicated circus space in Kings Heath. We have LOTS of rewards from training, to photo shoots, to open practice time to hoodies bags and everything you could ever want from a circus! Welcome... to Operation Circus! 

Ten-HUT! Wakey wakey ladies and gents, grab those noses, stilts on, and fall in! Your local circus needs YOU! Yes, even you, person afraid of heights and unable to juggle. 

An advance guard of circus crack troops has already crossed the border into Kings Heath and set up a forward operating base in a disused building. Having established themselves in the area they launched Phase One of the master plan; Pop Up The Big Top. Through their sterling efforts and the help of generous supporters, All Saints Centre has been transformed into a bright and welcoming space for all the community. Spiders were evicted, paint was liberally applied, and many impromptu human pyramids were formed. But that was just the start, now it’s time for this circus to go airborne!

Phase Two; Operation Circus, will see this team take to the skies, teaching young and old, bendy and flexibility impaired, bold and timid alike to achieve the impossible and soar through the air. Achieving this requires unlimited patience, a love of circus and teaching, and a top class aerial rigging system. CircusMASH has the first two in spades, but needs YOUR help to raise the £15,000 needed for the kit.

 What will my money go towards and why should I back this campaign?

All funds raised will go towards the purchase of a safe and secure rigging system that will enable CircusMASH to support people learning and developing in the air. With the funds raised we can also update our fire doors & rigging equipment. Once this objective is achieved CircusMASH can continue with their long term mission to promote and support the development of circus in the West Midlands. But, much as they say on those TV informercials, THAT’S NOT ALL!

Support the cause and reap the rewards! We’re talking more than nice fuzzy feelings, there are amazing rewards on offer for supporters. From lessons on the equipment you helped to fund, to days for your whole family, office, or school, the Cirque Sargents are ready and willing to put you through your paces!

 Join us! Sign up now to support YOUR local circus!

The operation so far:

June 2013: Building visited.October 2014: Initial Proposals to take over building submitted.March 2014: Proposal approved.April 2014: Phase One Launch: ‘Pop up the Big Top’.October 2014: £8,000 Raised.February 2014: Lease signed and renovation started.June 2015: Renovation work complete.October 2015: Operation Circus Go!





This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A thank you for believing in our project! We're having a party once this is all over and we'll invite you to sign our big THANK YOU wall... after all... if it wasn't for you we wouldn't be in the space!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A CircusMASH Pen and Operation Circus postcard. CircusMASH pen's have a tendency to perform like true acrobats! You will never have a pen like it ever again... Catch up on your correspondence in style! Accompanied by a fancy OC postcard!

£12 or more

£12 Reward

For a £12 donation you will be rewarded with any of our online classes. These can be anything from aerial to ground circus. Please visit www.circusmash.co.uk and visit the class section for more information! Your donation would really help us out. Your class will be available to use after the 17th Nov and be valid for 3 months!

£20 or more

£20 Reward

BRAND NEW CircusMASH 'Live everyday like your life is a circus' Tshirt! Wear your support for your circus proudly! Visit this link for a peek and details: http://circusmash.co.uk/brand-new-t-shirt/

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Well... this exclusive 'Live everyday like your life is a circus' tote training bag is exactly what you need to be carting your life around in! 100% Combed Organic Cotton. Whether you are on the way to the gym or to do some circus training, carry your bag, dream way too big and inspire everyone around you. Click here for a pic and for more information on this bag: http://circusmash.co.uk/exclusive-operation-circus-training-bag/

£25 or more

£25 Reward

For the Kids... A Nightmare at CircusMASH invites your little haunt-lings (children aged from 7-16) a chance to run away for one day only to the spookiest event of circus ever to celebrate Halloween! Dress up is compulsory, ghoolish games and spine chilling circus is going down. 27th October. 10.30-4pm: http://circusmash.co.uk/a-nightmare-at-circusmash/

£30 or more

£30 Reward

Always fancied learning to juggle but not quite got the knack? Or maybe you want to move on from the 3 balls routine onto something a bit more adventurous. This reward gives you a 3 Month Juggle Club pass, which is 12 sessions worth of friendly and knowledgeable help from our expert jugglers. You can even spread the 12 sessions over 6 months to give you more practice at home time. Amaze your friends and impress strangers with your new skills! Visit this link for more information on this reward: http://circusmash.co.uk/3-month-juggle-club-pass/

£30 or more

£30 Reward

A 30-Hour Open Practice pass to be used within the next 12 months, can be used for aerial, acrobatics, equilibrstics or manipulation + use of our equipment. (Entitles you to 12 open practice sessions) plus a pot of CircusMASH rosin for those times of slippy grip! Visit this page for more details on this reward: http://circusmash.co.uk/30-hour-open-practice-pass/

£35 or more

£35 Reward

BRAND NEW CircusMASH 'Live everyday like your life is a circus' Hoody, and of course an Operation Circus Postcard! Winter's chill can't penetrate these high quality CircusMASH hoodies. Visit this link for a nose what it looks like and for more details: http://circusmash.co.uk/exclusive-operation-circus-hoody/

£40 or more

£40 Reward

Beginner Circus Training Pack... For you and a friend! You may have always wanted to run away and join the circus... and now you can! Donate £40 and secure yourself 1 x Aerial taster, 1 x Hula Hoop taster, 1 x Circus Conditioning and a two week juggle juggle club pass for you and a friend! That's right... for the two of you! You will have 9 months to use this reward. Visit this link for more information on classes & times: http://circusmash.co.uk/circus-for-adult-beginners-for-you-and-a-friend/

£40 or more

£40 Reward

Customised, Embroidered Purple & Grey American Style CircusMASH Jacket- perfect for keeping the winter chill away! These jackets are a NEW reward after lots of demand! Grab yours now! Please visit for more info: http://circusmash.co.uk/customised-embroidered-circusmash-american-style-jacket/

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Aerial Photo Shoot with a choice of two unique styles. Louise Williams Photography or Samantha Lawsone Photography. Please see link below for picture and their styles. You will receive 5 shots of you on equipment of your choice. The shoots will be organised after the campaign ends at a time to suit everyone. Please visit this link to view some of their aerial photos: http://circusmash.co.uk/aerial-photo-shoot-two-unique-styles/

£75 or more

£75 Reward

A CircusMASH Goody bag consisting of 1 x Hoody, 1 x Tshirt, 1 x Tote Training Bag, 1 x CircusMASH pen & an Operation Circus postcard, plus a CircusMASH class of your choice! Visit this link to see all of the information and pics of these rewards: http://circusmash.co.uk/exclusive-operation-circus-goody-bag/

£80 or more

£80 Reward

Special Christmas Gift! (FOR ADULTS) 6 Week aerial course (You choose what equipment), 3 x Hula Hoop Sessions & 2 x Silksercise Sessions. THE ULTIMATE circus workout! Visit this link for details of this reward, info on classes and times: http://circusmash.co.uk/a-special-christmas-training-gift/

£90 or more

£90 Reward

The Ultimate Training Pack! 6 x Aerial sessions, 2 x Silksercise, 1 x Hula Hoop, 1 x Handstand, 1 x Circus Conditioning & a three week juggle club pass. (To be used within 9 months). Please visit this link for more information on this reward: http://circusmash.co.uk/the-ultimate-circus-training/

£100 or more

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£100 Reward

Professional or Community act creation! 3 x 60 minute private act creation sessions to a song of your choice. This also includes 3 x open practice sessions in-between privates to practice. Ideally done over three weeks at a time to suit. This can also work as part of a duet. Instructor: Joe. ONLY 10 AVAILABLE! http://circusmash.co.uk/private-act-creation-special-gift-idea/

£120 or more

£120 Reward

90 Minute private aerial Party for 8 People. Perfect for brithdays, hens or just a special treat! We'll even dress you up like circus performers too! Available for adults or children… or a mix! Visit this link for more information: http://circusmash.co.uk/90-minute-aerial-party/

£250 or more

£250 Reward

For Schools & Community Groups: Half day Ground Circus Workshop (Up to 3 Hours). This can be structured completely to suit your schedule or offered as a 'drop in' workshop where people can come and go as they please. Please visit this page for more details: http://circusmash.co.uk/half-day-circus-schoolscommunity/

£400 or more

£400 Reward

For Schools & Community. Full Day Ground Circus Workshop (Up to 5 Hours). This can be completely structured to for your schedule or be offered as a 'drop in' style workshop where people can come and go as they please. Please visit this link for more information: http://circusmash.co.uk/full-day-ground-workshop-schoolscommunity/

£500 or more

£500 Reward

For the Corporate Corporals out there! A two hour circus team building session for up to 30 staff. This will take your staff on a journey to uncover their secret circus selves as they take on The CircusMASH Challenge. Please visit this link for more information: http://circusmash.co.uk/corporate-team-building-workshop/

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