Arts Council of Wales | NoFit State

NoFit State

Start a new search

To add a profile, events or jobs and opportunites...

Sign in / Register
Where we are based
NoFit State
Four Elms Road
CF24 1LE
Contact details
Alison Woods
02920 221330
Arts Council of Wales Assistance
Revenue Funded Organisation
Organisations: Small Grants
Organisations: Large Grants
International Opportunities Fund
Wales in Edinburgh Grants
Digital Research and Development Fund for the Arts in Wales
Creative Wales Awards


Untitled User
NoFit State was founded in 1986 by five friends. During a politically charged time, in a recession, and as a creative reaction to the world around them, the circus was born.

Thirty years later NoFit State still believes that the total outweighs the sum of the parts. The company lives together, works together, eats together, laughs and cries together – travelling in trucks, trailers and caravans and living and breathing as one community. This is what creates the spirit that is NoFit State and gives the work its heart and soul.

Contemporary circus combines live music, dance, stage design, text, and film with traditional circus skills. It is rooted in the travelling community who turn up, pitch a tent, drum up an audience, and then leave with only flattened grass and a memory to show they were ever there. The circus are the strangers who live amongst us – and if we run away to join them we are throwing off our inhibitions, our conventions, the rules of settled society. We are taking to the road knowing that there is no destination - only a journey.

Today, NoFit State is the UK’s leading large-scale contemporary circus company, producing professional touring productions and a wide variety of community, training, and education projects for people of all ages.

Over the last six years NoFit State's touring productions have visited 15 different countries, played to audiences of over 250,000, have been critically acclaimed and won numerous prestigious international arts awards.


RSS No events were found for the search.

Jobs and Opportunities

RSS No jobs were found for the search.

International projects

NoFit State regularly tours their professional contemporary circus productions across Europe and further afield. 2016 saw the company making their Asian and US premier when Bianco was presented in Hong Kong and New York for the first time. In addition to touring work NoFit State represents Welsh and UK circus at a wide range of international showcases, festivals and networks each year.

Registered Charity Number 1034245