At Think Circus we are growing a supported, connective society – taking circus beyond the Big Top

At Think Circus we go beyond traditional performances, using the art of circus across the UK and Scotland to

uplift communities

As a registered charity

Based in the heart of Leith, Scotland, our team is built up of passionate circus artists and educators who have been honing their craft in circus for over a decade.

We are working tirelessly with event organisers, schools, and community groups to provide extraordinary experiences that leave lasting impressions.



Meet our core team. We are proud to have a growing team of performers, admin & circus instructors carefully selected from all across Scotland.


  • Executive Director

Inspired by her own journey through the challenges of learning physical activity, Kat found that circus opened doors in her whole approach to life, and is passionate about passing this on to others through teaching and performance. Kat is one of Scotland’s foremost hula hoop artists, is part of a juggling duo, and also loves to be upside down in a handstand whenever she can. She has performed circus in every continent.

As Executive Director, Kat leads on the strategic delivery of Think Circus’ objectives, manages the core team and carries out fundraising. Kat’s experience in the Scottish arts and performance scene spans over ten years and includes mentoring young artists, touring the Commonwealth Youth Circus across Scotland, and event delivery for large cultural events. She holds a degree in English Literature and a Diploma in Physical Theatre Practice.

Antonia Maerker

  • Administrator & Performer  

Kaiya Bartholomew

  • Sales & Bookings Coordinator
Robert Gallagher Lyall
  • Lead Circus Tutor

And let’s not forget our fabulous 50+ performers and artists based all over Scotland.

Funders & Partners

Our teachers & Performers have decades of experience bringing you the magic of circus

A THRIVING Community of performers and Teachers

Since our inception in 2017, we have brought circus to over 12,500 participants with our captivating workshops and shows, spreading joy and leaving a mark on communities throughout Scotland. Collaborating with esteemed organisations like YMCA, LGBT Youth, the National Trust, the Greenspace Trust and Sustrans, we’ve made a significant impact on women, young people, and families in Leith, reaching areas that need it the most with our circus projects. Our proudest achievement is running regular youth programmes in Craigmillar and Leith.



Curious about circus? Get in touch! Our team would love to help you find what you are looking for.

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