Inspiring passion for circus arts



Our mission is to grow the thriving professional and recreational circus community

Since 2012 we have been located in Te Whaea building in Newtown.  The Circus Hub training space is unique in New Zealand with a 13m stud height that enables advanced students and circus professionals to perform aerial activities that are not possible elsewhere.

The Circus Hub employs many trainers, offering a range of circus skill classes across aerial, balancing, acrobatics and manipulation.

We work closely with the full time students of Whitireia performing arts  (now part of Te Auaha).  We provide a performance and practice space for students and professionals.  We offer recreational classes and workshops for children and adults, schools and community groups across the year.


In January 2017 we offered our first intensive summer school programme bringing international circus professionals to teach workshops for circus performers and advanced students.


The youth circus programme has run for a number of years providing an opportunity for talented, creative teenagers to acquire experience in show creation and performance.  In 2016 we added an intensive performance programme for adults.

The Circus Hub is the trading name of the Wellington Circus Trust (Charity #: CC36451, NZBN: 9429043056484).  

The Trust was formed in December 2005.  At that time a group of talented and enthusiastic circus professionals and amateurs were performing, training and engaging in teaching and learning.  The Trust was formed through the founders passion and drive to set up the infrastructure needed for artists to train and to share circus with the Wellington public.  It has now grown to become the largest and busiest circus school in New Zealand.


The stated aims are:  

  1. To foster a thriving circus recreational and performance community in Wellington.

  2. To provide community facilities, equipment and infrastructure for classes, rehearsal and performance that are affordable to circus groups. Priority will be given to activities dependent on specialised equipment and facilities, such as aerials, over activities for which other facilities are readily available.

  3. To foster, encourage, and facilitate relevant community classes, workshops and training opportunities.

  4. To do any other act within New Zealand that advances the above charitable aims.


inspiring passion for circus arts