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Summary in numbers:

The Circus Hub is the largest circus training space in New Zealand. 

  • Each week we run 20+ classes for young people (aged 3-16 years),

  • Each week we run 40+ classes for adults (aged 16+). 

  • We reach more than 1,600 students per year, plus additional students who participate in parties and group bookings through outside groups (such as birthday parties, hen parties, school groups, etc.).

  • We run a School Holiday Program, for up to 40 young people per weekday, between term times.

  • We host the circus training space of a full time circus diploma/degree training program for currently 23 students of Te Auaha / Whitireia.

  • Every three months we have a free/koha community event by our teachers, students, and local professional artists, as part of our RAW Circus Showcase.  This typically attracts 350 audience members. 

  • We have 2,700 followers to our Facebook page.

  • We have 3,000 subscribers to our monthly newsletter.

  • We have up to 12 meter high ceilings for Aerial skills, and over 550 square meters of floor space.

  • In 2017 we hosted an International 'Summer School' with five international performers / teachers flown in from around the world, training 25 circus students from around NZ and Australia.

  • In September 2017, 12 performers from the Circus Hub performed with Wellington Orchestra, at the Michael Fowler Centre, to a sell out audience of 2,200.

  • We have 17 trainers, one admin staff, one finance staff, two cleaners, and one GM. 

  • We run classes seven days a week, between 6am and 9pm, up to 52 weeks a year.

  • We have countless volunteers who assist us in a variety of ways, from Graphic Design, maintenance, painting, professional training, and a board of nine volunteer Trustees. 

  • We receive less than 4% of our annual turnover (around $340,000) from grants.  The rest is raised through our circus classes and some charitable donations.

  • Wellington Circus Trust was formed in 2007.  Since 2012 we have been located in Te Whaea building in Newtown.


For urgent media enquiries, please contact the General Coordinator of the Circus Hub,

I'm normally in the office from Tuesday-Fridays each week, from 10am-6pm.  I may be able to answer media queries outside of these times to my mobile.  For non-media related enquiries, please use the normal contact page.


Trainers & Performers:

  • Rosalie

  • Deb

  • Zane & Degge

  • Laila


  • Jeannie

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