We are leaders in the field of contemporary circus, with experience in creating, directing and touring and teaching circus to theatres and festivals, indoors and outdoors across the world since 2004.

We offer :


We can cover all aspects of bringing circus into your event or show: sourcing and training performers, advising on where and how to integrate circus, devising movement, designing and rigging original circus equipment and touring logistics. We have experience in training actors and dancers to work with harnesses (National Theatre - Coram Boy, The Globe & Wise Children - Romantics Anonymous) and integrating circus artists into events (National Theatre Gala, Burberry - London Fashion Week). We have worked alongside a number of organisations from National Theatre and Burberry to Wise Children and Oily Cart to deliver inventive contemporary circus and physical theatre. We are happy collaborating within a creative team or to take the lead in realising a project. We pride ourselves on our personal approach, vision and wealth of experience.

Please contact our executive producer Alison King for more information : ali@turtlekeyarts.org.uk



For the past 18 years we have been integrating circus and theatre - using the movement of circus to tell stories. We have worked alongside established and emerging circus and theatre companies to help them realise their vision both as directors leading the creation and as movement directors. Companies we have worked with include Theatre Rites, Freckle Production of Zog, National Centre for Circus Arts, Roundhouse Street Circus Collective, Contact Theatre, Proteus, Sadiq Ali, Oddly Moving, She Said Jump, Charmaine Childs, Daisy Black, Hands Down Circus and Levantes Dance.

Please contact the Artistic Directors : alex@ockhamsrazor.co.uk or charlotte@ockhamsrazor.co.uk

Rigging & design

We can provide technical advice and support for circus rigging queries. We have a wealth of experience in designing specialist circus equipment and can offer help from the beginning of dreaming up new structures to fine tuning existing ones. We have 18 years' experience in tailoring rigging for touring to theatres and festivals and can offer practical touring solutions. Companies we have worked with include : Wise Children, Tamasha , Oily Cart, Riotous Company Productions, Les Enfants Terribles, Hinged Theatre, Actors of Dionysus, Giselle Edwards, She Said Jump, Oddly Moving, Tilly Lee-Kronick.

Please contact the Artistic Director Alex Harvey: alex@ockhamsrazor.co.uk



Coming from an ensemble devising tradition we love to work in collaboration. We have created hugely successful shows in collaboration with Oily Cart and Theatre Rites and are always looking for opportunities to create with partners. If you are an artist / company with an idea that you think would work best in collaboration with Ockham’s Razor do get in touch.

Please contact the Artistic Directors : alex@ockhamsrazor.co.uk or charlotte@ockhamsrazor.co.uk


We offer mentoring for companies or individual artists this can be creative mentoring around specific projects, help with strategic planning / applications / touring plans or work shadowing our process. We have helped numerous artists as part their ACE Developing Your Creative Practice grants. Please contact Artistic Directors : alex@ockhamsrazor.co.uk or Charlotte @ockhamsrazor.co.uk We also do regular calls outs to the sector offering pro bono mentoring & paid placements targeting groups under represented in the arts. Please join our mailing list to be updated about these opportunities.



Over the past 18 years we have developed a unique style & process of making theatre from the language of circus. The goal of our training & workshops is to educate and inform about the possibilities of contemporary circus and to inspire a new generation to explore their own creative voices.

We can devise workshops for all ages, experience and backgrounds, those with no prior experience to students and professionals. We welcome participation from disabled people and injured performers who want to explore alternative ways of engaging in their art.

We can offer : An introduction to circus theatre: how to make meaning from movement adapted either for complete beginners to those with more circus experience

  • Masterclasses for professionals & emerging professionals in approaches to making circus theatre
  • Lectures & Practical Sessions for btec, CAT, Undergraduate & Postgraduate courses
  • Talks, post show discussions & chairing events
  • Creation of specific content including training videos for online courses

If you would like to book a workshops, discuss a project or talk more about how we can support you with a bespoke workshop, talk or lecture, please contact our executive producer Alison King for more information : ali@turtlekeyarts.org.uk 

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