Getting off the Ground:The Oak Circus Centre

by theoak@litcircus.com in Norwich, Norfolk, England

We did it
On 9th December 2017 we successfully raised £11,075 with 64 supporters in 56 days

We provide high quality Circus education and training facilities in Norwich.

by theoak@litcircus.com in Norwich, Norfolk, England

New stretch target


Our story so far
We are Annabel and Massimiliano, the founders of The Oak Circus Centre. During the last year and half we opened our new circus training facility and creation space in a beautiful Grade1 listed church in the heart of Norwich, UK. We are very excited for this new adventure and the fact that our touring company Lost in Translation Circus (LiT Circus) finally has a home where we can create new shows, provide circus education and build a community. 

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Our future
We aim to make The Oak Circus Centre a training and creation facility for Norwich and the East of England, with its links to international partnership through our existing network of fellow circus performers, companies and productions. Our ambition is to make The Oak a hub for circus in the UK, where high quality classes, services and artist residencies create a true sense of circus community. Our aim is to provide a space where people can learn the ancient art of the Circus for fun and/or professionally.

We believe in the power of circus to improve and enhance people’s lives. Our priorities are to provide education, training and development opportunities for people to participate in circus skills at a variety of levels: from absolute beginner to professional. We already have an incredible impact on our local community of students; creating new working positions for performers through the educational program and our shows. Having a space allows them to train, perfect their practice, and share skills with other professionals. We are raising the number of people experiencing circus in an active way by coming to classes, but also as an audience coming to our shows and events.

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For this dream to come true we need 4 magic elements: planning, heart, hard work and funding. We’ve already got the first three covered, but it’s the latter we need some help with!
To be able to go onward and upward with the project, we need £10,600. We already provide high skill and quality education, development, and performances. However, the space itself needs to match the high quality we already provide. For this reason, we need new vital equipment such as aerial trapezes, mini trampolines, and juggling and manipulation material. Next to this, our nice church also needs a very nice insulation to make sure we don’t freeze during the winter.

Please help us to make our vision a reality so we can continue to really make a difference!

Here's a breakdown of where your donations will go:

Take a look at what we get up to!

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Above: Outreach project with Wensum Junior School

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Above: Performance from Glasgow's Aerial Edge (visiting artist) as part of our second annual convention

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Above: Double's Aerial class


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A big thank you shoutout on our social media pages thanking you for your support

£5 or more

A Christmas Circus Carol

Enjoy a seasonal circus cabaret from Oak circus students and multinational professional performers from Lost in Translation Circus! (15-16-17 December at 18:00)

£10 or more

0 of 200 claimed

£10 Reward

Exclusive viewing of our Christmas performance at our full dress rehearsal: a unique way to find out what's going on behind the scenes of a circus show!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A ‘thank you’ postcard from The Oak Circus Centre, and a social media shoutout thanking you for your support

£15 or more

£15 Reward

One session for any circus class at the Oak Circus Centre

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A large photo signed by the performers of Lost In Translation Circus

£20 or more

4 of 20 claimed

£20 Reward

A ticket and a complete behind the scenes tour showing all the ins and outs of the aerial and acrobatics equipment for our Christmas performance at the Oak Circus Centre in Norwich

£30 or more

£30 Reward

A copy of the Lost in Translation 2018 desk calendar, a ’thank you’ postcard from The Oak Circus Centre, a Lost in Translation Circus Badge, and social media shoutout thanking you for your support

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A one-to-one two hours personal training session with one of our expert tutors of your choice, a copy of the Lost in Translation 2018 desk calendar, a ’thank you’ postcard from The Oak Circus Centre, a Lost in Translation Circus Badge, and a social media shoutout thanking you for your support

£70 or more

A circus course of your choice (5 week term)

One course of your choice for a 5 week term at the Oak Circus Centre

£80 or more

5 of 15 claimed

£80 Reward

One course of your choice for a whole term at the Oak Circus Centre

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Your name on the supporter’s plaque at The Oak Circus Centre, a copy of the Lost in Translation 2018 desk calendar, a ’thank you’ postcard from The Oak Circus Centre, a Lost in Translation Circus Badge, and a shoutout on our social media pages thanking you for your support

£150 or more

£150 Reward

A pair of tickets to any of our shows worldwide (valid for 1 year), your name on the supporter’s plaque at The Oak Circus Centre, a copy of the Lost in Translation 2018 desk calendar, a ’thank you’ postcard from The Oak Circus Centre, a Lost in Translation Circus Badge, and a social media shoutout thanking you for your support

£280 or more

£280 Reward

Children’s party for up to 15 children (3 hour venue hire including 1.5 hours of circus skills training). Can be adapted for any age between 0 and 13.

£550 or more

£550 Reward

4 hour circus skills session for up to 20 people of all abilities (suitable for a works Christmas do / away day / hen parties etc…)

£1,100 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£1,100 Reward

Feed your Circus addiction with the Oak Circus VIP Year Pass: get 3 courses per term for a whole year! (Usually £1350 for a year!) PLUS your name on the supporter’s plaque as an honorary member at The Oak Circus Centre

£1,500 or more

£1,500 Reward

Christmas event - performance followed by hands on circus skills session with the performers. (4 hours for up to 20 people)

£1,700 or more

£1,700 Reward

Hire The Oak Circus Centre for a Circus wedding reception (catering not included)

£2,500 or more

£2,500 Reward

Christmas event – the full package – performance followed by hands on circus skills session with the performers. Includes open circus buffet. (6 hours for up to 20 people)

£4,500 or more

£4,500 Reward

Hire The Oak Circus Centre for a Circus wedding reception, including a circus show by our artists and exceptional catering (up to 80 people)

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