Hangar Arts Trust

Hangar Arts Trust

Charity information

Hangar Arts Trust

Modern circus where people (young, old, able-bodied, disabled, amateur, professional) take active control of their health, happiness & wellbeing and learn skills for leisure and sustainable employment

Founded 2007

  • Mission statement

    Hangar Arts Trust (HAT) uses the transformational magic of circus to rejuvenate peoples lives. We make circus training and artistic expression available for all ages and all abilities; we use it to help people grow in self esteem, improve fitness, increase quality of life, develop soft skills, learn professional skills, and gain access to exciting meaningful work. Some participants want to make a career in the arts, some have been damaged and need a positive and active 'family' to join, some just want to be fit, healthy and sociable. We offer our fully rigged professional space and our trained, professional and respectful expertise to liberate people and communities; we help them meet, play, exercise, train, create productions together, find work and celebrate successes – small and large. We work with our local community to offer them exciting opportunities for personal development and we work with local schools to help them provide a rounded education for their children. We mentor young people to help them work towards a career in the performing arts and we use the learning methodology of a performance to teach enterprise, marketing, sales, catering standards, crowd management, Health & Safety, rigging, and basic First Aid. We make learning and getting fit extreamly good fun and practically rewarding. HAT is a place where people are both challenged and cherished - it is about ordinary people helping each other to do extraordinary things.

  • Aims

    Hangar Arts Trust aims to:

    • Use circus training and the involvement in its performance to reduce obesity and increase fitness in everyone. We want people out from behind their computers, off their sofas and into positive action
    • Help people, groups and organisations to overcome performance barriers
    • Encouraging the development of circus by providing affordable, fully rigged, safe space and by offering training and performing opportunities to amateurs, professionals, schools and community groups
    • Using circus circus training and the involvement in its performance to help disabled people to live exciting and challenging lives amongst friends. We aim to make our offering entirely accessible.
  • Overview

    Established: June 2007

    Registered Charity Number: 1130037

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 020 3004 6173

    Address: Hangar Arts Trust Rich Mix Building 35-47 Bethnal Green Road London E1 6LA

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