Participation and inclusion are at the core of who we are and what we do at Upswing: both in ensuring that everybody has equal access to taking part in circus, but also in ensuring that the work we make is accessible and resonates with the diverse audiences we want to reach. We believe that in order to do this we need to include our target audiences in every stage of the production process.

Our most recent productions have grown out of work we have done with older people and with families. 

Taking part in aerial and circus has a hugely empowering effect and Upswing’s mission is to ensure that no one is excluded from this artform.

In collaboration with partner arts organisations,  we have been fortunate in being able to teach every kind of participant.

For more outreach, residencies and collaborations information please contact us at

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