"One of Sheffield's unsung treasures" Alexander Kelly, Third Angel

Our mission is to promote excellent circus that inspires young people, strengthens communities and develops artists.

Greentop is a registered charity.

Over 2016 Greentop provided over 840 events, reaching over 17700 people.

Greentop’s services range from:

  • Artist development through practice, creative development and performance opportunity and access to specialist training facilities including the only fixed swinging trapeze in the north of England

  • Opportunity to join in Youth Circus, (including Circus Minis), adult evening courses and classes and specialist weekend workshops 

  • We host performances, including cabaret events and premieres of new work

  • Outreach and circus projects commissions in settings ranging from team building, education to supporting engagement for people with particular learning needs

Follow links for:



Greentop's 'CircUs! The Full Story' - video by Flycheese

Greentop's CircUs! Neighbourhood Project - video by Flycheese

Easter Holidays 2017 Youth Circus by Sheffield Live TV

Greentop in action: Caitlin and Riona's story

Values that underpin all our work:

Quality: Just as we strive to hone incredible skills, we strive for quality in everything we do.

Participants: Circus is our passion, so we create and deliver it with care and appreciation of our participants and audience  

Sustainable: The Green in Greentop reflects our founders’ aspiration for working as part of a wider natural world. We are making a future where Greentop is financially, socially and environmentally sustainable.

Safe: We provide a safe space for people of all abilities take physical risks, be ambitious and innovative

Collaborative: We work collaboratively – reaching out across the city, across artforms, activities, cultures and sectors

Greentop and Greentop Circus are trading names of Greentop Community Circus Centre

Registered Charity 1054722

Registered Company 3185290