Who we are
Scarabeus Aerial Theatre is a professional circus theatre company which for 30 years has pioneered the creation of outdoor aerial performance in the UK.
At the core of our artistic mission is an extensive programme of high quality participatory activities for disadvantaged young people, children and families. We have built a strong reputation for working with both children and adults to help them build self-confidence, connect better with their communities and families and to gain physical skills. Last year we reached over 700 young people through our work.
In both our performance and our participatory work we use aerial theatre as a medium to sensitively discuss pressing social issues, creating poetic and visually stunning performances to provoke debate and new thinking around challenging and sometimes overlooked groups and topics.
Our professional performance work explores contemporary issues central to our lives today including personal identity and teenage emotional development.