Our Story

Dream way too big and forget not your purpose, but live every day like your life is a circus.
Our story began as CircusMASH in 2011 and was founded by Joseph Fearn, a travelling circus performer with a huge passion for education. Over ten years MASH has created a space in Birmingham for circus, individuality, celebration, skill, equality and magic and those spells bound in 2011 have rippled through every year since to create The House of MASH. Inside the House of MASH each room has its own mission and collectively they join together to use visual art as a tool for change.

COME ON IN…

The Dream Den:
Where we bring to life the ideas of young people and the CircusMASH community. Where we partner with local and small business to create projects that help people learn, grow and dream without limitation.

The Purpose Portal:
Where young, forward thinking, innovative minds work with brands and CEO’s to build culture, create opportunity and re-shape our future. Learn more about the projects here.

The Life Lounge:
Where our wellbeing and mental health are put before everything else. Our digital tool Space-Plans was created in 2020 to bring our mind, body and learning together. A place to keep us on track and motivated.

The Circus MASH:
Where young people and community learn skills, develop creatively and achieve their impossible.

OUR VISION

OUR MISSIONS

The House of MASH creates cutting-edge performance to inspire conversation, opportunity and change; change within ourself, our communities and our world. A stage of change. We do this by connecting young artists and activists together with performers, directors and choreographers in one space. The result creates connections,  partnerships and of course, jaw dropping, visceral performances created from the voice of The Collective.

CircusMASH empowers people to achieve their impossible through learning circus and adapting the tools in life. We do this by creating high quality shows with community members, delivering skill and creative classes, workshops and courses. We invest into young people because we believe that their voice is as important as everyone else’s.

Space Plans is an online space for circus teachers, performers and enthusiasts to connect with each other, their body and their mind through tools that will keep them motivated and mentally balanced. The app will offer courses and masterclasses through a ‘Learning in all directions’ approach. The tool is intended to help generate income streams for artists and introduce the power of circus to a wider world. A mind, a body, and a circus at a time!

Great work can only come from great partnerships.
Here are just a few of the amazing clients that allow us to come to work
every day and push our boundaries.

We truly put our heart and soul into every commission. We’re proud of the work we do and by working with us you help to develop a whole new generation of artists, entrepreneurs and innovators that will make our future the best it can be. Here are some of the stories of happy clients we have worked with over the last few years – we hope to add you to the list!

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