School Outreach Programme

School Outreach Circus skills workshops are designed with packages for Primary, Junior, Senior, College, University, and Home School Groups which is hosted at our state-of-the art Philip Astley Centre or brought directly to your school, college, or educational venue while promising an engaging and enriching exposure for all participants.

In March 2024, we are thrilled to be featured on BBC Midlands Today, highlighting the Philip Astley Centre and our Schools Circus Skills Workshops where Andrew Van Buren visited St. Giles & St George’s C of E Academy in Newcastle-under-Lyme, presented his unique Philip Astley School Assembly. Through captivating story telling, he illuminated the remarkable tale of Philip Astley, a local military hero, original ringmaster, and a visionary pioneer of the modern circus.

Immerse your students in an interactive experience that seamlessly integrates cross-curriculum key subjects such as maths, physics, art, design, and performance. From bespoke assemblies to circus skills and performance sessions, we offer flexible options to suit your educational needs.

Options include:

  • Bespoke assemblies
  • Class circus skills and performance sessions
  • Half day and full day format

Ignite curiosity, foster creativity, and spark a passion for learning with the Philip Astley Projects CIC School Outreach Programme of performance and circus skills workshops for school activities.

Currently focusing our school circus skills workshops in the Midlands – Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent and Newcastle under Lyme areas.

Book your session today by contacting Deepshikha: Cc Andrew: and let the adventure begin!!

For more details and images of the circus workshops click here

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What's On

Welcome to the Philip Astley Centre’s vibrant Events calendar! Join us for an array of engaging workshops, interactive classes, and exciting exhibitions designed to delight visitors of all ages. From immersive art exhibitions to interactive circus workshops, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at our newly opened centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Stay tuned as we continue to add more exciting events to our calendar. Check back regularly for updates and mark your calendars for an unforgettable experience at the Philip Astley Centre!

For details and to book click here: Circus Skills Workshop with Andrew Van Buren