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Ria Ashcroft/ Kay Monrose


Unit 2,
Nelson Street,
Sneinton market avenues

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Nottingham's hub of aerial circus fitness in the heart of the city, the Creative Quarter.

Circus Hub is a new creation and training studio in the heart of Nottingham opened August 2016. Ria Ashcroft and Kay Monrose are the brains and brawn behind this new creative business venture. At Circus Hub we are interested in all things physical, healthy, creative and fun.

Why Circus? Why Now?
Ria and Kay have been training aerial and acro-balance together for just over 3 years, with a vast history in performing and training aerial acrobatics. Both are very excited about their new business venture and being in the heart of Nottingham’s creative quarter.

“Our space in the creative quarter at Sneinton Market Avenues is the perfect space for us to train and teach others these amazing skills. We hope that people will come along and have a go. It is hard work and being up high can be scary but you feel an amazing sense of empowerment and achievement when you do something that you never thought you’d be able to do. It’s all down to technique and perseverance. Anyone can do it, that’s the beauty of it.” Ria Ashcroft.

Background about the up and coming female entrepreneurs at Circus Hub:

Ria Ashcroft is a theatre maker, circus performer and teacher of circus and drama. She is a co-founding member of Nott Circus and The Gramophones theatre company. Ria has been performing professionally on stage and screen for the past 10 years. Ria is passionate about the benefits of circus for young people and is dedicated to raising aspirations and promoting healthy lifestyles through circus and drama.

Kay Monrose is an aerial performer, teacher of circus and a qualified yoga instructor. Kay has a passion for aerial and all things circus; having trained with many instructors from around the world she has gained skills in creating performances and dancing in the air. She is eager to encourage confidence in each individual’s ability and help you become agile, strong and graceful.


Modern urban living in and amongst refurbished lace factories and warehouses. On-trend independent retailers and many bars, restaurants, cafés, galleries, arts cinema and theatres. A buzz in the daytime and a rhythm at night.

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Nottingham Trent University, the UK’s University of the Year, has a Creative Quarter campus. Nottingham College is investing £58m in a new skills hub. Confetti is expanding fast. Metronome is open for business and learning.

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Easy-access offices and workshops. Co-working and incubator spaces. Top-notch commercial premises. CQ supports entrepreneurs and creative businesses before they start trading, to start trading, and to grow.

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Investment and business location in Nottingham support the growth of our creative economy. The Creative Quarter offers the right skills, the right location and the best opportunities in the East Midlands’ fastest growing city.

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