Circus Tricks Resources

A scene from the animated video showing all of the characters on stage

Circus Tricks! 

Animated Performance & Participatory Activity Pack

‘Circus Tricks’ is a Circus Inspired Music and Drama project created by DIY Theatre Company’s Young Leaders Group. It is aimed at children and young people with learning disabilities.

Originally, ‘Circus Tricks!’ was designed as a live, promenade piece of theatre that would tour to schools and youth organisations during Autumn 2020. During Lockdown, DIY’s Young Leaders continued to connect and stay creative via Zoom, telephone and postal packs. They have collaborated with professional musicians and animators to transform ‘Circus Tricks!’ into a series of Animated Videos and a supporting Participatory Activity Pack.

Circus Tricks can be enjoyed by individuals at home, or can be delivered within the classroom or other youth / arts settings.

illustration showing the Ring Master next to a tent with bunting

How to enjoy ‘Circus Tricks!’:

  1. Download our Circus Tricks Activity Pack  This is best seen with your PDF view set to ‘2 page view’ with ‘Show cover page selected’
  2. Visit DIY Theatre Company on YouTube you to find ‘Circus Tricks: Animated Series’ on YouTube
  3. Also on DIY Theatre Company YouTube area you to find the ‘Circus Tricks: Supporting Videos’
  4. And for even more activities and resources take a look at:

You can also find out more about the Artists and DIY Young Leaders who created Circus Tricks by downloading our Meet the Artist sheets:

We hope you have fun, make some noise, and enjoy Circus Tricks!

Use ‘Circus Tricks!’ to support your Discover Arts Award Journey!

The Circus Tricks Resource provides a range of ways to participate in arts activities and find out about other artists and arts organisations. Therefore, organisations that currently offer the Discover and Explore Arts Award, can use ‘Circus Tricks’  to support learner’s Arts Award journey. Registered Arts Award Centre’s can print off and use this Discover Arts Award Assessment Sheet to track your learner’s journey.

DIY Theatre Company would like to thank the following organisations for their support for this work

Logos of our funders and supporters for Passing the Baton work; The National Lottery Community Fund, Youth Music, Salford CVS, Salford CCG and our partners in delivery You Can Community Club