Teach a Workshop


We are very passionate about the development of circus and artists and help to facilitate creation and collaboration between circus and other art forms.

We have three projects that bring people together to make magic happen. We call them ‘our pads‘…



Start your own classes or run a workshop at MASH. Scroll down for more details.

Book CRASH PAD and spread your love



Book a performance slot at one of our fabulous SCRATCH NIGHTS.  Supportive audience for facilitated, constructive feedback.

Sign up for a performance slot



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Here is a little more information about each of our pads. Questions? email artists@circusmash.co.uk.

CRASH PAD is our way of helping to grow a higher level of circus activity in Birmingham.

We have a very hungry audience for circus that want to do as much as possible and as our classes are constantly in demand and are overflowing we want to bring more artists to the region on a regular basis to help facilitate the learning of circus in all areas.

If you’re a circus performer interested in starting your own class at MASH or interested in teaching a workshop… read on!


We run two types of classes here at MASH. Our own classes, and CRASH PAD classes. CRASH PAD classes are ran and developed by artists with marketing and admin done by MASH. We’ll provide the space and equipment to house your class while you get on and do what you do best! Teaching amazing people circus.

6 week course: (6 x 90 minute classes): £180
12 week course: (12 x 90 minute classes): £360

Access to our booking & payment system: £10 one off fee.
This takes away all administration and gets you money up front.

*Contact training@circusmash.co.uk for availability.
Notice we are open to other disciplines and you may wanna teach something that is not circus.


We try our very best to keep costs as low as possible for artists as we know all too well how it feels trying to spread the love of your skill. MASH houses a large, fully equipped circus school that has a community of people wanting to do more and more circus continually.
If you would like to teach a workshop at MASH to our community here is what you need to know

2 hour workshop cost: £40
This gives you use of the space, equipment, PA. You charge your fee directly to the student.  
Access to booking system: £10
This takes all of the admin out of your booking and gets fees up front. 
September 2019: Sunday 1st, Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th
October 2019:
Sunday 27th
November 2019: –
December 2019:
Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd, Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th
January 2020: Saturday 4th
February 2020: Sunday 16th & Saturday 22nd
March 2020: –
April 2020: Sunday 5th, Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th & Sunday 19th
May 2020: Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st
June 2020: Sunday 28th
July 2020: Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th, Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th, Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th, Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th
August 2020: Saturday 1st, Sunday 2nd, Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th, Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th, Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd, Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th.

*For times and possibility of other dates, please contact training@circusmash.co.uk

SCRATCH PAD is an opportunity for emerging and professional artists to put work in front of an audience for feedback.

The audience for circus in Birmingham is growing and as more work is created in the region, it inspires more creation.
We run three Scratch Pad evenings every year, cabaret style with a professional compere and facilitated, interactive feedback.
Performance slots are free for artists and donations at the door go into developing SCRATCH PAD. 

If you’re interested in taking a performance slot at our next evening, read on! 

SATURDAY 23rd NOVEMBER 2019 | 7.00pm | SIGN UP

SATURDAY 14th MARCH 2020 | 7.00pm | SIGN UP



Business Support to bring your ideas to fruition. Plan your future journey and get connected to the right people.

Launching September 2018

Terms & Conditions: You will need to fill in our booking form which can be found above. Once you have filled in the booking form we will send you a link to payment which needs to be paid in advance to confirm your booking and for us to start marketing. Fee’s are non-refundable. You are responsible for the price of your workshop and if you use our booking system we will link it up to your bank or paypal so fees come directly to you after your clients have booked. You will need to provide a cancellation and minimum numbers policy to your clients also. We will try our very best to get as many people into your workshop as possible. If we don’t think it will work, we’ll tell you before we book it in. We only take CRASH PAD bookings that will sell to our audience. We will provide you with a list of other schools and groups in the area and social media groups to help you push your workshop.
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