Photo by Melanie Chitty


A circus academy and performance space within St Pauls Church, Bristol

  • Theatre

Circomedia is a unique space dedicated to developing and showcasing contemporary circus and physical theatre.

Circomedia is the only place in the UK to run a BTEC extended diploma - not to mention a full-time degree - in this field, where dedicated students can hone circus disciplines including aerial, acrobatics and juggling.

Bristol is the place to come and seek out circus or performative theatre: it was the home to ‘Circus 250’ - the celebration of 250 years of circus in the UK.

The beautiful venue of St Paul’s church is two minutes walk away from the shopping area of Cabot Circus and 5 minutes away from the vibrant cafes and bars of Stokes Croft. 

Did you know?

Although St Paul's Church is now home to the circus school Circomedia, it is still a consecrated space. It still has the original ornate Georgian plaster ceiling, stone columns and a wealth of decorative stained glass, but has now also been equipped with aerial and trapeze equipment.



  • Accessible to wheelchair users
  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Facilities for deaf and hard of hearing people
  • Baby changing facilities
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