Venues + Directions

For delegates travelling from outside of London, please plan your journey carefully and allow time for travel or tube disruptions. For maps and information about public transport, please see
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If you own a contactless payment card – this can now be used on tube and bus travel in London, otherwise we recommend buying an Oyster Card.

Jacksons Lane
269a Archway Road
London N6 5AA
Maps link:
By tube
Jacksons Lane is situated opposite Highgate Tube Station, on Northern Line (High Barnet branch)
By bus
Numbers 43, 134 and 263 stop right outside
By car
There is no car park at the venue and parking on surrounding road can be very limited, however it is free from 12noon.

5 Nether Street
Tally Ho Corner
North Finchley
London N12 0GA
By tube
artsdepot is on the Northern Line (High Barnet branch)
We recommend travelling to Woodside Park station, when you exit the station walk straight up Woodside Park Road to High Road, turn right and you will arrive at artsdepot shortly. Overall walk 10mins.
See map link
By car
artsdepot’s postcode may lead you astray - use N12 0EH instead.
artsdepot itself has no car park, but there's pay and display on street car parks nearby:
Castle Road Car Park, Castle Road, N12 9ED or Stanhope Road Main Car Park, 12 Stanhope Road, London N12 9DT


Chalk Farm Rd
London NW1 8EH
By tube
Roundhouse is a short walk from Chalk Farm station (Northern Line - Edgeware Branch)
Parking at Roundhouse is very limited, we recommend traveling by public transport

National Centre for Circus Arts

National Centre for Circus Arts
Coronet Street
London N1 6HD
By tube
The National Centre for Circus Arts is a five minute walk from Old Street station (Northern Line - Bank Branch).

Taxi Options

Addison Lee
020 7387 8888

Cheetah Minicabs
0208 459 2525 / 0800 018 1651


or enquire at venues/hotels


National Centre for Circus Arts
Network: nationalcircus
Password: Circusrolls2017

Jacksons Lane
Network: Jacksons Lane FOYER
Password: SocialLunch

Network: artsdepot
Password: no password required


If you have any access requirements, please contact Canvas Producer on

Accommodation Recommendations

North London, not too far from Jacksons Lane or arts depot:
Ramada London Finchley

Guesthouses near artsdepot:
Glenlyn Hotel
Heatherbank Guesthouse

Camden area:
Holiday Inn Camden Lock
Camden Lock Hotel

Shoreditch / Old Street area:
Z Hotels Shoreditch
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch

Generally anywhere near the Northern line is good for reaching all the Canvas venues.

The previous 2015 edition of Canvas supported over 80 artistic projects and we welcomed over 90 national and international delegates over 3 days.

Event Summary

Thanks to Kate Kavanagh and Lu Cyrcus for their reports and write ups:
Canvas Storify
Canvas overview blog

Useful Links

Introduction to Contemporary Circus
A ten-week online course providing an introduction to the circus field.

A magazine and website that promotes, records and thinks about contemporary circus.

Dutch website that encourages writing about contemporary circus through interviews, reviews, aiming to support the development of circus in the Netherlands.

Annual showcase of Nordic contemporary circus at Subtopia in Stockholm.

An international network of arts organisations that supports contemporary cross-disciplinary art forms and facilitates international collaboration.

Circostrada is a European network for street arts and contemporary circus, dedicated to information, observation and professional exchanges.

Circus Post
Commissioned by ACE / the BBC and curated by Crying Out Loud, Circus Post is a collection of short films reflecting on the diverse manifestations of contemporary circus.