About Us

Adventure Circus was set up in January 2015 by founder, Gemma Simpson, and is a aerial, gymnastic and fitness club for people who like to do things a little differently. Gemma has a background in dance, gymnastics and equestrian vaulting (google it!) and is generally sport mad.  She was also a contestant on ITV's Ninja Warrior!



Gemma joined one of Glasgow's circus schools in 2012 and after three happy years decided the time was right to quit the long drives and bring a bit of circus magic to Perth!  After much research and planning, classes began in April 2015.  You can read about our journey in the press at our 'in the news' blog post.

In Glasgow, Gemma met fellow aerialist Stephen Armour and after 5 months in London training with Gravity Circus Centre (2015) Stephen has returned to Scotland to develop Adventure Circus with Gemma in Perth!  You can read more about our journey here in our circus case study.

Adventure Circus began teaching from Perth Gymnastic Club and we grew so popular we now operate from our wonderful dedicated circus and cheerleading space in North Muirton.

Gemma and Stephen now work with a team of local and international circus instructors and regularly welcome additional guest instructors to lead classes in Perth.

Gemma Simpson
Stephen Armour

Jo McFadzean

Darren Reid
Suzanne Bee

Rachel Harris
Eva Becker
Emma Byrne
Erin Stewart, Shirley Smith, Jill Young
Holly Hoopdizzle